The Best Of The Festive Season
World Christmas Festival
If you’re a bit of a Christmas addict and can’t get enough of the festive season, then Tokyo has the event for you. The World Christmas Festival runs two weekends before Christmas and it’s wholesome holiday fun for the entire family. Featuring culturally diverse food, music and events in Yoyogi Park, the festival is a celebration of Christmas in its many unique shapes and styles.
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.
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.
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
the speaker: Prof. Hiroaki Inoue
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
“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.
A traditional “senbei” (rice cracker store) in Asakusa.
Unfortunately, Asakusa was severely damaged by US air raids during World War …continue reading
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