17 Issues To Do in Tokyo This Week: September 12–18

There’s lots to maintain you occupied in Tokyo this week together with a Kaisen Jujutsu café, a moon pageant, a Sumo Tokyo Basho event and a comedy slam. On high of all that, there are numerous exhibitions, dwell music and the annual Tokyo Sport Present. Here is what to look out for within the capital this week.

1. James J. Robinson Exhibition: On Golden Days

“On Golden Days” is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on Australian historical past by Filipino-Australian artist James J. Robinson. He’s primarily based between New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. Initially taking pictures from 2014 on the age of 18, Robinson has since been printed by the likes of The New York Instances and Vogue.

Robinson’s exhibition is an optimistic and interesting have a look at a previous that by no means existed. Greater than 100 Asian Australians collaborated on this work to appropriate the historical past of racism in Australia.

2. Sake Ware Exhibition 2022: An Night Gathering

This autumn, Huls Gallery Tokyo will maintain its second exhibition showcasing sake ware. Japanese sake ware is available in many alternative supplies and shapes. Within the many ways in which we will take pleasure in and respect them — utilizing them in keeping with your temper or the style of the sake, or just admiring them as ornament — they by no means fail to fascinate us. This exhibition will embrace over 200 works from greater than 50 artists and producers, starting from ceramics to lacquerware, glass and metalwork.

when: Till Sep 24 | Extra Data

Roppongi Art Night
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3. Doraemon Maquettes at Roppongi Artwork Night time

Throughout “Roppongi Artwork Night time,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery will showcase the maquettes of the balloons created as collaborations between Doraemon and 13 artists curated by Japanese modern artist Takashi Murakami. Aya Takano, Madsaki, Shin Murata, Yuta Hosokawa of Readymade and others tackle Murakami’s problem of utilizing a Doraemon motif of their works to create the biggest balloons ever exhibited at this artwork pageant.

The unique maquettes painted and designed by the artists have a robust presence. Guests may also observe every artist’s art work exhibited alongside their balloon maquettes. “Roppongi Artwork Night time” may also embrace artwork installations, music, performances and talks.

when: Till Sep 24 | Extra Data

4. Moon Artwork Night time Competition Shimokitazawa

Guests can stay up for artworks created by six artists, all associated to “tsukimi,” that means moon viewing. Along with collaborating artists from Japan and overseas, native outlets will likely be concerned by way of actions resembling stamp rallies and themed meals and drinks resembling a particular tsukimi IPA craft beer, tsukimi burgers, donuts and extra.

when: Till Sep 25 | Extra Data

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5. Tokyo Sport Present 2022

As one of many high gaming exhibits on the earth, Tokyo Sport Present 2022 will function main sport publishers, console makers and cellular gaming firms from Japan, in addition to some indie and worldwide firms.

The primary two days of the occasion will likely be for trade and press solely. Guests can strive enjoying new video games however should be ready to presumably wait in lengthy traces.

when: Sep 15-18 | Extra Data

6. Rooftop Competition 2022 at Platform 9

Platform 9, Pullman Tokyo Tamachi’s rooftop bar, is holding an occasion organized particularly for individuals who wish to take advantage of the previous few weeks of the summer season and get carried into fall with a night breeze. Visitors can take pleasure in cocktails and lightweight bites on the bar earlier than sitting down to observe a film on the comfy compression backyard sofas courtesy of Output Life on the adjoining terrace.

when: Sep 16-17 | Extra Data

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7. Icon Up to date Pictures II Exhibition

“Icon Up to date Pictures ” will function 50 artists who’re a part of the modern images scene and are shaping its future. Amongst them are Mari Katayama, who is understood for her sculpture and physique work, Nagi Yoshida, who travels around the globe photographing minor ethnic teams, Photographer Hal, whose work follows themes of individuality, fashion, communication and intimacy, and TW’s Solène Ballesta.

when: Sep 16-19 | Extra Data

Nezu Shrine Festival
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8. Nezu Shrine Competition

Whereas Nezu Shrine is most well-known for its Azalea Competition in April and Could, it additionally has an annual pageant in mid-September. This pageant is well-known for the shrine’s conventional Kagura dance, “Sanza no Mai.” The pageant may also function a parade with transportable shrines and meals stalls.

when: Sep 17-18 | Extra Data

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9. Jujutsu Kaisen Café Pop-up

Followers of the anime and manga sequence Kaisen Jujutsu can strive meals and drinks impressed by the present. The café menu consists of hen over rice depicting Mahito’s mouth, a trendy and trendy sweets menu depicting the silhouette of Satoru Gojo and a summery recent inexperienced apple mint soda impressed by Megumi. There may also be authentic items together with acrylic key chains, badges, pins, postcard units, stickers and extra.

when: Till Oct 10 | Extra Data

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10. Sumo Tokyo Basho Match

Sumo grand tournaments are held solely six occasions a 12 months in 4 completely different cities in Japan and the autumn event will likely be held this September. They’re held thrice a 12 months in Tokyo (January, Could and September), giving the general public an opportunity to witness a distinctly Japanese conventional sport.

when: Till Sep 25 | Extra Data

Nakanobu Nebuta Festival
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11. Nakanobu Nebuta Competition

The Nakanobu Nebuta Competition will likely be held for the primary time since 2018 and this will likely be its seventeenth iteration. The lined purchasing road named Nakanobu Skip Highway will host the occasion. There will likely be no road stalls, however guests can nonetheless anticipate music, dancers and floats like these on the grander Aomori Nebuta Competition.

when: Sep 17 | Extra Data

Setagaya Hachimangu Shrine
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12. Setagaya Hachimangu Autumn Competition

Residents of Tokyo occupied with watching a free sumo occasion can attend the Setagaya Hachimangu Autumn Competition. The pageant will final the whole day, however the ritual sumo occasion will happen from 10am to 11:30am. Whereas this occasion usually takes place over three days, it has been shortened to sooner or later. Sure elements of the pageant, such because the mikoshi processesions, leisure and meals stalls won’t happen.

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13. Tokyo Comedy Bar Sumo Slam: Topical Comedy Quiz

On this panel-style comedy present, two to 3 comedians will compete by telling the funniest tales. Every week will showcase recent materials by various comedic expertise, creating an ideal evening for family and friends.

when: Sep 17 | Extra Data

14. Kodo Interactive Efficiency

Good for these interested in Japanese conventional taiko drumming and households with kids, Kodo Interactive Efficiency provides viewers members an opportunity to listen to and play taiko drums. For the reason that Kodo Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble debuted on the Berliner Festspiele in 1981, they’ve carried out over 6,500 occasions in 53 nations on 5 continents. Round 4,000 of these performances fell below the “One Earth” banner. It is a theme that embodies their aim to unite folks around the globe utilizing music that transcends language and cultural boundaries.

when: Sep 14 | Extra Data

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15. Moon Viewing at Happoen Backyard

Guests can partake in moon viewing on the lawns of a backyard with a historical past of round 400 years. Whereas listening to dwell koto performances, they’ll savor tsukimi dango and “seasonal balls” made utilizing seasonal components from all 4 seasons. Prospects may also take pleasure in an authentic gin drink too. The entry price consists of the particular menu “seasonal ball” and one drink.

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16. Blue Interval Exhibition

Followers of the anime and manga sequence Blue Interval can benefit from the first “Blue Interval Exhibition,” which options displays resembling work from the manga and an immersive theater that permits guests to relive the characters’ journeys to the College of the Arts in addition to explanations of well-known work and different displays. There may also be an opportunity for guests to create their very own blue oil portray, body it and take it house. What Cafe may also serve a collaboration menu that features gadgets such because the “Blue Cream Soda of Youth” and “Colourful Jelly Soda.”

when: Till Sep 27 | Extra Data

17. Ph Vogue x TYO Exhibition

Ph Mode x TYO by Manila Vogue Competition (MFF) efficiently launched its first present on September 2 at Rakuten Vogue Week Tokyo 2023. MFF is the Philippines’ greatest style week, that includes collections of established and promising designers. Ph Mode x TYO by MFF is in collaboration with Stylem, a number one cloth buying and selling firm in Japan. Senior and modern designers from the Philippines created an unique assortment ensemble by merging Japan’s high quality cloth and indigenous materials from the Philippines, paving the way in which for inventive camaraderie.

when: Sep 12-16 | Extra Data

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