Outside the Gate
I’m Hisano Yamazaki with what’s happening outside the gate.
Are you looking for interesting entertainment?
Check out the Japanese synchronized dance performance group World Order at Nippon Budokan, April 20. Seven men dance and sing acting the stereotype of the Japanese businessman moving in synchronized slow motion.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson the immortal world tour” will be at Saitama Super Arena, May 9 through the 13th and at Yokohama Arena, May 16 through the 19th.
For Broadway musical fans, check out the performance of “Hair” at Tokyu Theater Orb, May 29 through June 9, or “American Idiot” at Tokyo International Forum, Aug. 7 through the 18th.
Going on now!
March 10: Local Food Festival “Furusato no Shoku, Nippon no Shoku” at NHK Broadcasting Center/Yoyogi Park Event Stage area, Tokyo
March 10: Fire Walking Festival at Mt. Takao Yakuo-in Temple, Tokyo (Start at 1 p.m. all are welcome to join the fire-walking.)
Until March 31: Special Exhibition “Kabuki: Theaters during the Edo Period” at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Tokyo
Until March 31: Art Exhibition “Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing—Sorry for Being a Genius” at Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo
Until March 31: Kabuki Wonder Market at Tokyo Midtown
Until March 22: Transsolar + Testuo Kondo: Cloudscapes at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. www.mot-art-museum.jp/eng/2012/cloud
Until March 24: Hina Doll Displays at Yokohama Doll Museum
Until April 7: Illuminations at Seibu Yuenchi Amusement Park, Tokorozawa City, Saitama Pref.
Until April 14: Illuminations at Family Resort Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest (w/ 4-million lights)
Until June 2: Raffaello at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Until June 2: The Inka Empire Revealed: Century After the Machu Picchu “Discovery” at National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
March 15: Open! Madame Taussauds Tokyo at Decks Tokyo Beach, Odaiba, Tokyo www.madametussauds.com/Tokyo/en/Default.aspx
March 16-17: Japan Teddy Bear Festival 2013 in Tokyo at YEBISU the Garden Place, Tokyo
March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Yokohama Motomachi at Yokohama Motomachi Shopping Street
March 16-17: The 13th Japan Drugstore Show at Makuhari Messe.
March 16-17: TOKYO OUTDOOR WEEK at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tokyo at Harajuku-Omote Sando Ave. Area, Tokyo
March 20: Yoyogi Jazz Festival at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo (Free of charge for audience) www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/7390/Yoyogi-Jazz-Festival-2013
March 22: Open! New ‘yakitori’(grilled, skewered chicken) food court in “Zen.yaren So-honten Tokyo” at Tokyo Sankei Building 2nd Basement Floor
March 23-24: Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight.
March 23-24: Art Fair “G-Tokyo” atTokyo Midtown Hall. www.gtokyo-
March 26-31: Natsumi Hayashi “Today’s Levitation” at Spiral Garden, Tokyo. www.spiral.co.jp/e_schedule/detail_509.html
March 23-24: Roppongi Art Night www.roppongiartnight.com/en/index.html
March 23-24: Japan Flower & Gardening Show 2013 at Makuhari Messe
March 23-24: Art Fair Tokyo at Tokyo International Forum artfairtokyo.com/en/
March 22-24: Japan Fishing Festival 2013 at Pacific Yokohama
March 22-24: Heiwajima Antique Show at Tokyo Ryutsu Center (Admission free)
March 30-31: Anime Contents Expo at Makuhari Messe. www.animecontentsexpo.jp/english/index.html
April 6-7: FCI Japan International Dog Show 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight
May 7-10: Japan International Boat Show 2013 at Pacifico Yokohama
(Events are subject to change. Please contact your base tour office for more information.)