Things to do this week in Tokyo

This week’s hottest events, gigs, films, festivals and more

Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 23

Tottori Game Fair
Game for game to start the week? The hunting season is in full swing, and Tottori Prefecture brings its catch of deer, boar and more to Tokyo for this 'fair' spreading out over six centrally located restaurants from today. Read more

Tuesday 24

Yoshinori Mizutani: Colors/Tokyo Parrots
Capturing sides of Tokyo that 'inspire curiosity or discomfort', hotly tipped photog Yoshinori Mizutani displays two of his best-known series here. See how lime green parrots have taken flight and spread all over the city. Read more

Zainichi Funk presents Ba
Commanded by the pint-sized, rubber-legged and truly tireless Kenta Hamano, this enduringly popular funk outfit puts on a weekday party of their own together with DJ Muro, a veteran of the Japanese hip-hop scene. Read more

Wednesday 25

Good Morning Russia
Start your day right with breakfast offerings from Japan's northern neighbour: think buckwheat porridge, blini pancakes with sour cream and salmon roe, plus honey cake washed down with fermented rye juice. Read more

Thursday 26

Beyond the Border: Kabukicho's Host Clubs
Omotesando's hip recycle store Pass the Baton pulls back the curtain on the Kabukicho host club world with this exhibit and sale featuring private belongings, pictures and clothing previously owned by working hosts. Read more

Nujabes Eternal Soul
Friends and collaborators of late hip-hop producer Nujabes will be gathering at Liquidroom tonight to keep the man's dazzling legacy alive. Join names like Cise Starr, Fat Jon and Shing02 for the tribute. Read more

Friday 27

Miyagi Oyster House
'Oyster huts' are opening up all over town to mark the season for these slippery delicacies. This Tohoku representative is one of the best, boasting a convenient location, plenty of variety and cheap beer. Read more

Black Coffee
This South African DJ and producer is probably the biggest house name on his continent, having toured the world since 2004 and played for stadium-sized crowds in his home country. Catch him tonight in Daikanyama. Read more

Tokyo Dream Festival
The entertainment factor should be high at this 12-hour bash, which sees the stage taken over by an eclectic lineup ranging from didgeridoo innovator Goma and mix master De De Mouse to some underground hip-hop talent. Read more

Saturday 28

Yebizo – Yebisu International Festival
A fortnight-long bonanza of video art, films screenings, talks and symposia, the International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions takes over Ebisu's Garden Place with a packed programme of visual creativity. Read more

Karatsu Arita Sake Cups
Pick up a fancy souvenir or just upgrade your own nihonshu-sipping tableware at this exhibit and sales event featuring around 100 pieces of sake paraphernalia – including cups crafted by a former 'Living National Treasure'. Read more

Attempting to make sense of the way we understand the physical world through measurable units, this curious exhibit looks at the social, cultural and artistic aspects of everyday terms like metres and seconds. Read more

Chinese Spring Festival
The Lunar New Year celebrations continue in Yokohama's Chinatown, with today seeing the colourfully decorated streets taken over by a parade of traditional costumes. Don't forget to try the festival snacks. Read more

De De Mouse x Chip Tanaka
Celebrating the opening of Red Bull's Tokyo studios, mix master De De Mouse joins game tune composer Chip Tanaka in Aoyama for a combo session that should provide plenty of value for the 8-bit-biased crowd. Read more

Yung Cool Japan
It's a battle of indie up-and-comers at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe, where Ykiki Beat take on fast-rising rock quartet Mitsume. Mysterious minimal-dance talent Sapphire Slows will also be showing off her DJ skills. Read more

Sunday 1

Kawaii – Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e
Harajuku's Ota Museum pays homage to its neighbourhood from today with a spring display centred around the colourful fashion of Edo in general and the poetic beauty of its young ladies in particular. Read more

3.11 Movie Festival
Well worth checking out, this programme featuring a series of documentary films made in response to 2011's Great East Japan Earthquake and the disasters that followed it continues with four screenings today. Read more

D Design Travel: Oita
Now's your chance to get acquainted with Kyushu's Oita Prefecture right here in Tokyo: the D47 Museum at Hikarie displays the hot spring area's design and sights, while the on-site café offers a locally inspired menu. Read more

Glaciel Spring Specials
Known for their glazed mousse cakes, the folks at Omotesando's Glaciel have come up with a range of new creations for the upcoming hanami season. No harm in trying some of the decadent delicacies ahead of time... Read more

Kotori Kawashima Exhibition
After three years working in Taiwan, photographer Kotori Kawashima returns to Tokyo for this large-scale exhibit displaying shots from his recent adventures – including plenty of fun moments from daily life. Read more

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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