Things to do this week in Tokyo

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Things to do this week in Tokyo

Things to do this week in Tokyo
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Monday 9

Loved Leftovers
A recycle design series directed by Omotesando's Pass the Baton, Loved Leftovers is bringing its eco-friendly show to Isetan for this pop-up, packed with unique stationery and accessories made from leftover leather. Read more

Boasting a stable cult following in Japan, these Scottish post-rockers play in Tokyo for the first time since 2011. Although perhaps somewhat less energetic than back then, they can be still be counted on to put on a show. Read more

Tuesday 10

Great Fake Exposition
Here's something worth heading out to Chiba for: opening today, this fascinating display explores the history of forgeries and fakes from antiquity to the present. Don't miss the imitation sake and 'mermaid mummies'. Read more

D Design Travel: Oita
Hikarie's D47 Museum, dedicated to spreading the word about all of Japan's 47 prefectures, now holds up Kyushu's Oita with this travel- and design-focused display. Local karaage and seasonal seafood are also available. Read more

Wednesday 11

The Japan Cupcake
Four years after the triple disaster of 3.11, Tohoku is still far from completely recovered. If you'd like to contribute to the reconstruction and get a little something sweet in return, check out one of these cutesy sweets. Read more

Thursday 12

Ameya Eitaro Sweet Jewels
Making for really impressive but reasonably priced and – above all – edible gifts, these extra-special candy drops are cut to resemble real diamonds and crystals. Just don't think of them as engagement ring substitutes. Read more

Erlend Øye & The Rainbows
Known for his work with Kings Of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive and Röyksopp, Norwegian singer Erlend Øye lands in Daikanyama for a show backed by his trusty Rainbows band. Best combined with a bottle of fine wine. Read more

Friday 13

Photography Now: Spanish New Horizon
Contemporary Spanish photography is the focus of the Ima Concept Store's spring exhibit and event series, which displays the work of up-and-coming Iberian artists and also features a three-day workshop. Read more

Sake Bar Khaosan
Always the innovator, well-supported Tokyo hostel chain Khaosan temporarily expands into the boozing business with this pop-up bar serving fine nihonshu and sake-compatible nibbles for pocket change. Read more

Basement Jaxx
Back to what they do best, Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton are still riding the wave of success unleashed by last year's Junto, their long-awaited seventh album. Toyosu welcomes London's finest tonight. Read more

Saturday 14

The Sake Exhibition
Theatre troupe Den's 'The Sake', a show featuring traditional Japanese arts fused with digital technology, struck gold in the UK last year. This photo show – complete with real sake – provides a sneak peek at the spectacle. Read more

Market of the Sun
Power up your breakfast with additive-free granola and other healthy favourites at Kachidoki's well-stocked farmers' market, which will be further boosted by the onset of spring. It's great for endemic vegetables, too. Read more

Tango Fire
Argentina’s hottest dance company brings some Latin American heat to Tokyo with its smash-hit Flames of Desire. Look forward to speedy footwork and tight twirling, taking you on a journey through the history of tango. Read more

Pokémon Café
If you've been trying to avoid the crowds, putting off a pilgrimage to this shrine of edible Pikachus until the hype slows down, now's the time to go: Shibuya's bonanza of nerdy cuteness is open until tomorrow. Read more

Matsuri Digital Presents Timeless
Taking over the massive AgeHa in its entirety, spring's beefiest trance festival is punting heavily on psychedelia this year. Psych-rave warhorse System 7 and Tel Aviv's mighty Astral Projection headline. Read more

Sunday 15

Sakura treats for spring
Cherry blossom season is just around the corner, but we know many of you are already getting impatient. Feed your hanami fever with some of the extra-fancy sakura-themed sweets available across town now. Read more

Tribute to Bunta Sugawara
Remembering gangster-movie star Bunta Sugawara, the Shin-Bungeiza is putting on this tribute programme consisting of the tough guy's very best – including the entire Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. Read more

Zoshigaya Handicraft Market
Pick up everything from pottery and woodcrafts to bags and accessories at Kishimojindo Shrine, check out the sakura-themed food stalls at nearby Otori Shrine and take the opportunity to chat with some of the artists. Read more

Guercino Exhibition
Rediscovered during the latter part of the 20th century, Emilian painter Guercino is now counted among the greats of the Italian Baroque. Familiarise yourself with his dark, dramatic art in Ueno this spring. Read more

Symbols of Salvation and Support
Revered especially among the common people, the Bodhisattva deities of Buddhist lore include a wide range of characters, from shape-shifters to guardians of children. This display offers an artistic introduction to the theme. 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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