Category Archives: Events in Japan

A festival of cute?

Watching NHK we often discover festivals and events we would otherwise miss. One of these was Kawaii Matsuri, a two day festival with music, fashion shows and a tonne of other stuff that falls under the banner of cute and cool. Kawaii is a strange word as not everything directly translates as cute, but more on that another time.

This festival took place in April, and hopefully we’ll get to experience it first hand next year!

Tokyo Fan Week

This year there was an event set up in Harajuku called Tokyo Fan Week. Despite the title it took place throughout February and offers a chance for tourists to take tours of lesser known areas, and shop staff wore badges saying it was OK to take photos of them (typically in Harajuku shops you’re not allowed to take photos, despite all the cool thing you might find).

You can find out more about the event here https://www.gotokyo.org/en/tokyofanweek/index.html and hopefully they’ll be running it regularly in the future.