What's Going On In Tokyo: June 12th-June 18th

Each week the Coto Team brings you a selection of exciting events in Tokyo. Learn a skill, experience Japanese culture or simply dive into the nightlife. Grab this occasion to use Japanese and mingle with locals and internationals this week.

Japanese Samurai Fashion Exhibition

Date: June 12th

Japan is infamous for hosting some of the most famous fashion trends. Japanese photographer, Everett Kennedy Brown, takes a closer look at traditional Samurai fashion in his latest exhibition. The artist uses colorized samurai photos and manipulated images to allow modern audiences to examine traditional Japanese warrior life.

  • Date: June 12th
  • Time:  11:00-20:00 (Artist Talk on June 17th at 14:00)
  • Place: Spiral Gallery (Minato-ku)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

EU Film Days 

Date: June 13th – June 22nd

Need a break from the start of the rainy season? Head indoors and let your mind explore different cultural visions at the 2017 EU Film Days. Each film requires a ticket for viewing so please check the schedule in advance.

  • Date: June 13th-June 22nd
  • Time: Check schedule for showings
  • Place: National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (Chuo-ku)
  • Fee: 520 yen (single ticket showing)
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Eric Carle Exhibit

Date: June 5th – June 11th

Eric Carle’s familiar, warm and engaging visuals have delighted children all around the world. Fans are familiar with his tale of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The exhibit will feature artwork spanning the length of Carle’s career. This is a great chance to get in touch with your favorite stories and see how the artist’s style developed throughout his career.

  • Date: June 5th-June 11th
  • Time: 10:00-18:00
  • Place: Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya-ku)
  • Fee: 1,200 yen
  • Website: Read more [English]

Ableton Tokyo Meetup

Date: June 15th

DTM (desktop music) fans have the chance to create your own summer jams at this upcoming meetup. Ableton is one of the number one music software used by live musicians. This meetup will offer beginners to advanced students and opportunity to learn new techniques from Ableton certified trainers.

Cooking class! 

Date: June 14th

Did you know that there are various different ways to make sushi? In this event, we will create an oshi-zushi design that is a real eye-pleaser. Once you’ve learned how to make it, it is easy to make this dish at home too. We can create interesting designs based on your ideas! We look forward to seeing you at this event.

  • Date: June 14th
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Website: Read More [English]

Kabuki Experience

Date: June 16th

Want to take a step towards understanding more about the Japanese culture? Let us all enjoy and appreciate a Kabuki performance in the National Theater! Watch the performance of a masterpiece depicting the various emotions of ordinary people in the Edo period from the first-floor seats!

Salsa Street 2017

Date: June 17th – June 18th

Salsa dancers are ready to take over Yoyogi Park this weekend. Fans of salsa and those interested in learning more are invited to participate in lessons, enjoy live performances and enjoy another festive weekend in the park.

  • Date: June 17th-June 18th
  • Time: 10:00-20:00 (Sat) and 10:00-19:00 (Sun)
  • Place: Keyaki Street, Yoyogi Park (Shibuya-ku)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [English/Japanese]

Fussa City 52nd Firefly Festival

Date: June 17th

Warm summer weather means the beginnings of firefly season. Each year Fussa releases fireflies in the aptly named Hotaru Park for visitors to enjoy. The festival will be one of the first chances this summer to see this beautiful bugs.

  • Date: June 17th
  • Time: 13:00-21:00
  • Place: Hotaru Park and Tamagawa River Ome Bridge  area (Fussa-shi)
  • Fee: Free
  • Website: Read more [Japanese]

Coto Japanese Academy is a unique Japanese Language School in Iidabashi Tokyo, we offer relaxed and fun conversational lessons for all levels of Japanese learner. Coto Japanese Academy prides itself on its community atmosphere and fun lessons that focus on creation of opportunities to speak and learn Japanese. If you are interested in studying Japanese in Tokyo – please visit our contact page here.


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