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This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For Dec 14-15

christmas musical

The Sound of Music

Broadway Christmas Wonderland 2019

Filled with everything festive about the Christmas holidays, this breathtaking production fit for the whole family lets you experience Christmas music performed by superb singers, accompanied by delightful dancing, magnificent scenery, exquisite costumes, figure skating, and a classic chorus line. If you haven’t quite been feeling Christmas-y this season, this show will give you all the holiday feels.

Date
SAT, DEC 14 – WED, DEC 25, 2019
Time
VARIOUS (SEE WEBSITE)
Location
TOKYU THEATER ORB, 1F SHIBUYA HIKARIE 2-21-1 SHIBUYA, SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO
Fee
FREE!
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES, COUPLES, FRIENDS

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xmas festa

Art & About

Xmas Art Festa 2019

“Ginza galleries,” a voluntary organization consisting of 26 galleries in the Ginza area, is hosting a special festive event for art lovers. Xmas Art Festa will have each participating gallery run special exhibitions which showcase various artworks, from museum-class masterpieces such as Renoir to lesser-known works, and traditional pictures or potteries to contemporary arts.

Date
NOW THROUGH SAT, DEC. 14, 2019
Time
VARIOUS (DEPENDS ON EACH GALLERY’S BUSINESS HOURS)
Location
VARIOUS (SEE WEBSITE) (See map)
Fee
FREE!
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: ARTISTS, FAMILIES, COUPLES, FRIENDS

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samurai

Samurai Festival

Winter Gishimatsuri

This special festival commemorates 47 loyal “ronin” (solo samurai) who took the head of the man responsible for the death of their former master to the grave where he lay. After they paid their respects they gave their money to the temple and …continue reading

    

Otaku Studies, Lesson 37, “the Future of Selling/Monetize of Anime, with 2019 Anime Summary”

the speaker: Prof. Hiroaki Inoue
Prof. Inoue will talk about the future of selling and monetize of anime, and 2019 anime summary.
Prof. Hiroaki Inoue who was a starting staff of Gainax and a staff of Tesuka production, and works as a professor of Department of Animation Culture at Kibi International University.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0K0qD0MxI6Z3cmQjyU-PCQ

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Asakusa: A Guide to Tokyo’s Traditional and Spiritual Downtown

A Guide to Asakusa Neighborhood Strolls

A little slice of traditional Japan within Tokyo, if you want to get lost in some history and explore the old shopping streets or famous temples and shrines in the city, then a day in Asakusa is exactly what you need.

It’s a place where culture meets contemporary. From rickshaws going by to people dressed up in traditional costume to modern art statues that make you look twice, a wealth of photo opportunities open up to you in Asakusa.

What’s more, it’s a street food hub and it hosts some of the most tempting shops in the city if you love Japanese arts and crafts.

The best way to explore Asakusa? On foot, getting lost, wandering down side streets, and dipping into pockets of tradition and culture.

History and Background

A Guide to Asakusa Kaminarimon Thunder Gate

“Kaminarimon” Thunder Gate at the entrance to Senso-ji Temple.

Asakusa’s cultural history has remained intact and the area is still a shining example of Tokyo’s rich history.

The story of Asakusa begins with Senso-ji Temple, built in the 7th century. Today, this enormous and impressive Buddhist temple is still the main draw to Asakusa for both locals and tourists.

However, during the Edo period, in the shadow of Senso-ji’s holy Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), the area grew as an entertainment district and was soon enough filled with theatres, geisha houses and all the debauchery that went with it.

Asakusa’s cultural history has remained intact and the area is still a shining example of Tokyo’s rich history.

Guide to Asakusa Traditional Store

A traditional “senbei” (rice cracker store) in Asakusa.

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2020 Countdown party「Twist & Fun 」

ハイアット リージェンシー 瀬良垣アイランド 沖縄は、 令和元年を締めくくり、令和初のお正月を迎えるという特別な時を祝い、“フィフティーズ(50’s)”をテーマとした2020 カウントダウンパーティー「Twist & Fun ツイスト&ファン」を開催します!!

50’sの古きよきアメリカのファッションと音楽、ローラースケートを履いたウェイターやウェイトレスのおもてなしや、オールディーズやロックンロールなど当時のヒット曲の数々を綴る生演奏、ツイストやゴーゴーダンスが会場を盛り上げます。
アメリカンダイナーを彷彿とさせるスナックやドリンクを片手に、様々なステージショーも各所でお楽しみいただけます。
22:00からは大晦日の夜にふさわしい花火が打ち上がります!

【概要】
料金:大人 ¥5,000 / 子ども ¥2,500(税・サ別) ドリンク(スパークリングワイン、 カクテルなど)、 スナック込み
ドレスコード:1950年代のファッションや、 ツイストルックにちなんだスタイルや、小物(リボン・カチューシャ・手袋・蝶ネク タイ・サスペンダーなど)をご用意いただくとパーティーをよりお楽しみいただけます。
男性は襟付きの服やジャケットの着用をお勧めいたします。

※服装や小物は必須ではございません。
※上記の料金にサービス料・税金が加算されます。
※子供は4歳~12歳、 3歳以下は無料。 年末年始特別プランにて宿泊のお客様は無料で参加いただけます。
※予告なく、イベント内容が変更になる場合がございます。

・ご予約先
9月26日(木)より、 メールにて承っております。
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Ohi Racecourse Tokyo Mega Illumi

We are located in the Oi Racecourse, which has been developed with the mixture of
“Horses”, “Humanity” and “Culture”. You can experience landscapes in the
original state in Japan since the Edo Period and a number of great views such as the
“Rainbow Fountain of Light”, “Large Tree of Light with Aurora”, “100m Tunnel of Light with Sparkling Cherry Blossoms” etc…
Please come to enjoy the Tokyo Mega Illumination!!

Lighting period
October 5 (Sat) – December 24 (Tue), 2019
*As a basic rule, the event will take place every day excluding Oi Racecourse race days.
January 4 (Sat) – March 29(Sun), 2020
*As a basic rule, the event will take place every weekend (Fri – Sun), and holiday.

Lighting time
October 5 (Sat)-31 (Thu), January 24 (Fri)-March 29 (Sun) 17:30-21:30, November 1 (Sat)- January 19, 2020 (Sunday) 16: 30-21: 30 (Last entry 20:30)
Changes may occur due to changes in the race schedule or other reasons

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