5 things to do today

Avant garde art, classy cocktails, and an evening with The Klaxons

5 things to do today

Coming of Age day brings with it a happy holiday. But how to spend your downtime in Tokyo? Here's how...

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Know Nihonga...

Nihonga, a style of drawing and painting considered unique to Japan, underwent a radical update in the early part of the twentieth century, with work by Ryobun Yamaoka, Takashi Yamazaki and Iri Maruki, amongst others, attempting to impose some of the surrealism and expressionism, at that time engulfing much of the Western art world, onto traditional Japanese aesthetics. Curated by Hidetsugu Yamano, a contemporary of the aforementioned artists, the exhibition has already proven popular in Kyoto, and is due to move on to Hiroshima in early February. A must-see for art lovers across the capital.
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Drink up...

Four bars in the Hotel New Otani Tokyo – Bar Capri, Sky Bar, The Bar and Kato’s Dining & Bar – are currently offering three special cocktails with the theme of Cocktail Collection 'Lovers'. An ideal date for anyone who likes to do it in style.
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Get your Klax on...

The former darlings of the 'New Rave' movement return to Tokyo on the back of recent album, Surfing the Void. They may not be riding the same kind of momentum as they were back in the golden days of 'Golden Skans', but there star still shines brightly enough around these parts to guarantee a packed gig. Should be worth a splurge. .
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Get bluesy...

If anyone can lay claim to being New Orleans royalty, then surely it's Allen Touissant. There are few this R'n'B master hasn't collaborated with - Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, The Band, The Rolling Stones - and his list of songwriting credits include 'Working in the Coalmine' and 'Fortune Teller'. Comfortably into his seventies, now's the time to catch this living musical legend, though the four shows in two days he's doing for Billboard suggest he's not resting on his laurels just yet.
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Watch some big guys in nappies slapping each other...

The sumo calendar 2011 gets underway on January 9, providing essential viewing for fans, tourists, and the generally Japan-curious alike. Perfect timing, then, for a Time Out Tokyo roundup!
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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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