Illustrating your brand’s story goes beyond the use of social media posts, website designs and logos. Alex Morrow, founder of Turquoise Por and Victoria Close, founder and designer of Bikudesigns, will be talking to the Women’s Start-up Club about this concept and how to best tell your brand’s story. This session is a workshop which provides you with ideas to develop your visual voice based on the core values of your brand. By the end of the workshop, you can confidently answer “Yes” to the question, “Is your visual story cohesive and does everything you do show your brand values?”
7pm – 9:30pm
¥2,000 for members (Non-members ¥4,000)
Tokyo Chapter – ninetytwo13
9-2-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Robert Millis, author of Indian Talking Machine and Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road, has been photographing and researching 78 rpm records in India for one year, amassing a record of some incredibly rare 78 rpm records. Millis will be giving a lecture on the history and culture of recording in Asia and will also talk about his two books at the International House of Japan.
Free (Reservation required)
International House of Japan, Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Station: Azabu-juban or Roppongi
The annual Cherry Blossom Fair held by Tokyo International School (TIS) is centrally located in Minato-ku. The fair aims to treat visitors with tasty foods from 15 different countries. There will also be plenty of games, crafts, raffles, bargain bazaars and live performances. It promises to be a fun day for families and friends.
11am – 4pm
Tokyo International School Campus, 2-13-6 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
April 20 – 21
Every April people all over the world celebrate Earth Day. The Tokyo edition is held at Yoyogi Park and aims to demonstrate the city’s support for the environmental protection movement. Visitors will find a variety of environmental organizations including NGOs, NPOs and charities based in Tokyo with whom you can chat, learn from and potentially discuss ways in which you can play a part in preserving our planet. You will also find various eco-friendly stalls selling products, or simply enjoy the food, arts and live performances.
Yoyogi Park Events Square, 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya
April 26 – 29
For those looking to immerse themselves in Japan’s cultural and gastronomic history, the Japan Traditional Culture Festa is the place to be. See, hear, touch and taste the country’s time-honored customs matsuri-style, as you stroll through Ueno Park’s beautiful fountain square. With plenty of hands-on activities like aizome (indigo dying), live taiko drumming and hot and ready food stalls, it’s the perfect excuse to throw on a kimono and enjoy the final moments of cherry blossom season.
10am – 6pm
Ueno Onshi Park, 5-2-0 Uenokoen, Taito-ku
April 13 – 14
Playful pups and their human owners are invited to spend a blissful day under the sun at Tokyo’s biggest annual dog festival this spring. From trivia contests and speed-eating competitions, to a laid-back afternoon spent at a dog cafe or strolling through the artisanal market area, there’s something for everyone to do. You don’t have to be a dog-owner to have a paw-sitively great time at the Wanwan Carnival.
10am – 5pm
Yoyogi Park, 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku
The Asia Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) is holding its annual charity bazaar at ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel. All proceeds will go toward supporting welfare programs, education programs and natural disaster responses throughout ALFS’s 26 member countries. Browse through a colorful array of novelty items and handicrafts, indulge with Pacific Asian cuisine and enjoy some traditional dances. Embassies from around the globe will be in attendance, so it’s a good opportunity to brush shoulders with diplomatic figures and participate in a good cause.
11am – 3pm
Door Prize (Admission & Donation) Tickets ¥2,000; Raffle Ticket (Donation) ¥500
Prominence & Galaxy Halls
B1F ANA InterContinental Tokyo
1-12-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Station: Tameike-sanno or Roppongi itchome
February 28 – July 10
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations. The Embassy of Canada in Japan is hosting a photographic exhibition to celebrate this milestone. The exhibition features breathtaking photographs and human stories that capture the natural beauty and the rich culture of the two countries. The exhibition aims to inspire guests to see how incredibly beautiful and connected the countries are while taking you on a journey to places such as Shibuya, Fushimi, Miyajima, Nunavut, Banff and Whitehorse.
10am – 5:30pm (Closed on weekends)
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku
The benefits of buying vintage are so vast — you gain something you wanted; somebody gets rid of something they wanted or needed to leave behind; the environment is just that little bit better off, with just that much more energy and resources left. This sale is perfect as every item here has been only gently used, and the range goes beyond clothing, household goods and even baby items also on the tables. If you’re looking to sell, check the details on the website.
10am – 1:30pm
Tokyo American Club, New York Ballroom
2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku
This is an opportunity to hear from the New Zealand Olympic Committee on their plans for establishing New Zealand’s presence in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The speakers will outline their strategy regarding the ANZ New Zealand House in Tokyo, alongside their plans for sponsorship and sports training. They will also discuss the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s charity partnership with Japanese non-profit ISPS Handa (International Sports Promotion Society Handa).
6pm – 7:30pm
7F WeWork Shimbashi, 6-9-13 Shinbashi Minato-ku
April 22 – 26
Two acclaimed Magnum photographers, Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti, will come to the Japanese capital for the first time to lead an intensive five-day workshop. This program offers participants the opportunity to produce new work, learn a new method of approaching photographic storytelling, develop a strong visual identity and refine your editing, sequencing and collaborative working practices.
Reminders Photography Stronghold
2-38-5 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku