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Asagaya Tanabata Festival 2019

August marks one of Suginami-ku’s most beloved celebrations, the Asagaya Tanabata Festival. While Tanabata, a festival celebrating the meeting of the star-crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi, is usually celebrated in July, since its inception in 1954 the 700-meter shopping arcade…

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Italia Amore Mio

Japan’s Tanabata legend gets an Italian makeover during the two-day Italia Amore Mio festival, which celebrates love and romance through food, entertainment and various activities at Tokyo’s “city within a city.” The event is more Romeo and Juliet than it…

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