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Tokyo's bleep on the synthesizer fan's radar

Jun 5, 2014

Tokyo's bleep on the synthesizer fan's radar

by Florian Turgeon

Making electronic music can be incredibly intimidating for beginners: What’s the best hardware to buy? How do you use it? And all those cables! To give budding musicians a little guidance, this weekend’s Tokyo Festival of Modular at SuperDeluxe in Roppongi offers an opportunity ...

EU Film Days unfreezes movie options

May 30, 2014

EU Film Days unfreezes movie options

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Though it might not seem like it right now, films and animation other than “Frozen” do exist, and the EU Film Days 2014 festival could be a good way to explore some alternatives. This weekend, 30 films reflecting different cultural preferences in film aesthetics ...

Music to the guitar fan's ears

May 22, 2014

Music to the guitar fan's ears

by Daisuke Kikuchi

For those who gave up trying to be Jimi Hendrix long ago — this might encourage you to get that unused guitar back out of the closet. This weekend, nearly 100 guitar artisan shops are showcasing unique craft guitars at Tokyo Guitar Craft Fes. ...

Island breaks in the city

May 22, 2014

Island breaks in the city

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Even if you don’t have time to leave the city, there’s nothing to stop you taking an island break this weekend. Tokyo Island Fair Shimajiman 2014 is presenting the lifestyle of Japan’s islands Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kouzushima Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, Aogashima and Ogasawara ...

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

May 15, 2014

Visit some of Tokyo's top museums for free

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Museums sometimes get the unfair reputation of being a bit boring, which is one reason why International Museum Day could exceed your expectations. In Japan this year, International Museum Day, which is usually held around May 18, includes a two-week long string of events ...

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

May 1, 2014

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

by Sang Woo Kim

Children’s Day in Japan is known for its koinobori (carp streamer) decorations, but perhaps this year you’d like to celebrate with a pinata instead. The annual Latin American festival Cinco de Mayo occurs on May 5, the same day as Children’s Day. This year, ...