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FFKT 2021

FFKT, launched in 2019 by the founders of the popular outdoor festival TAICO CLUB, is a camping and music festival  held in Kodama No Mori. This year’s postponed event has been moved to early October featuring KID FRESINO, Never Young…

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Nara International Film Festival for Youth 2021

Currently in its 11th year, Nara International Film Festival for Youth will held this September as “a support project for children who will lead the next generation with the power of art.” This year it will be held for three…

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Yugawara Onsen Sea Fireworks

Corona has taken a toll on the summer holidays this year with many of the summer festivals and firework events being cancelled. However, Yugawara, a short drive from Tokyo offers a taste of the classic Japanese summer vacation with the promised…

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Fuji Rock Festival

Just when you thought August in Japan could not get any hotter, spill some sweat at the frontlines of Fuji Rock Festival ‘21. Are you a hard-core J-Rocker or just easing your way into the Japanese music industry? Either way,…

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Nogi Shrine Summer Festival

Recall your youth at the traditional summer festival held in Akasaka. What is summer without the smell of yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles) being sizzled at the food stalls, colorful young ladies in yukata (light traditional robe) and children scooping goldfish?…

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Azzuri, amore mio! 2021

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ) is hosting special edition of Japan’s largest Italian festival – Italia, amore mio! – this year too support the Italian Olympic team. The theme of the event is The Italian Olympic team’s…

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Sumomo Festival 

What better way to end the day than biting into a cool, juicy sumomo (Japanese plum) in the summer? Take home as many plums as you desire at the Sumomo Festival, (one bag will set you back about ¥1,000) where…

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Ikegami Honmonji wind chime festival

It’s said that long ago, before air conditioners or iced drinks blessed this Earth, the soft sound of wind chimes tinkling in the wind was used to soothe the overheating bodies and minds of sweating Edo-period citizens. In 2021, from…

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SHORTSHORTS Film Festival & Asia 2021

Accredited by the Academy Awards, and one of Asia’s largest film festivals, SHORTSHORTS Film Festival & Asia (SSIF & ASIA) 2021 will be held in Tokyo and on online, from from Friday, June 11 to Monday, June 21. Online viewing…

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Okinawa Matsuri Street Music Festival

Okinawa Matsuri is the largest event in mainland Japan where you can experience authentic Okinawan culture. Maybe the weather is not as hot, and the air not so full of a sea breeze, but taking a bite of classic Okinawan…

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