Hanami Event ‘FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019’ to be Held in Nihonbashi

17.December.2018 | SPOT

FLOWERS BY NAKED is set to return for the flower-viewing season again next year with an event titled FLOWERS BY NAKED 2019 -Tokyo・Nihonbashi- at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall which will run from January 29 to March 3.

 

This immersive and artistic flower themed event has brought in 400,000 people in the past with over 54,000 Instagram posts including the hashtag #flowersbynaked on Instagram coupled with beautiful photos.

2019 will mark the fourth run of the event where attendees can lose themselves in its gorgeous floral world. It will be made up of several areas, one of which is called “OUSAI 2019,” an art space that symbolises “Japan’s earliest hanami flower bloom.” The entire space uses projection mapping, artwork and more to create a 360° cherry blossom experience. This same area uses a riverbed as the core space, a place that has been enjoyed by Japanese people for its scenery since old times.

 

Those in attendance can also enjoy a limited edition original beverage from FLOWERS BY NAKED made in collaboration with the tea company Lipton.

There will be a flower arrangement display from Akane Teshigahara, the head of the Sōgetsu-ryū school of ikebana flower arrangement art, as well as a special performance from the head of the Shino school of incense Souhitsu Hachiya that combines waka poetry with circular windows, and much more. Nine of the twelve displays at the event are brand new. As well as all of this there will be workshops, a walk through Nihonbahsi and much more.

 

Experience a different kind of hanami in Japan next year that utilises the latest in technology to create a fully immersive experience.

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    We gave ourselves more time to arrive at the meeting place to be in the safe side, but it seems Yutaro-kun was already there waiting for us!

    Nihonbashi Information Center | IPPIN CAFÉ “Sparkling Herb Tea” – ¥518 (Tax Included)

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    With our drinks in hand, it’s time to head to Nihonbashi for our Edo summer date!

    Wind-Chime Forest Path

    Lining the path between Fukutoku Shrine and Fukutoku Garden is the Wind-Chime Forest Path where around 200 Edo-style wind chimes dangled. This year, during the evenings, the path is illuminated with beautiful lighting. 

    When the breeze rolls past the wind chimes ring one by one-a cool and refreshing sound.

    “I hear each one of these Edo wind chimes are individually handmade by craftsmen.”

    When you hear the sound of the wind chimes it makes you feel cool like a gentle breeze of the wind.

     

    After strolling along the Wind-Chime Forest Path we make our way towards this year’s ECO EDO Art Aquarium event.

    The moment we step instead Yutaro is already dazzled by all the goldfish: “Wow! I knew about this place from what I’d seen online, but this my first time here! This art aquarium really is something!”

     

    The full title of the event is “ECO EDO Nihonbashi ART AQUARIUM 2019 ~Edo, Coolness of Kingyo~ & Night Aquarium.”  Goldfish were a huge part of the common culture in Nihonbashi during the Edo period. This event recreates that and brings that “coolness” aspect while combining it with contemporary art by having people observe the fish in lots of different artistic environments.

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    “Seeing the light reflect on the water from the illuminations lets you see the fish in a different light, doesn’t it?”

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    The Art Aquarium bustles every single year with visitors, but this year will mark its last run. It’s being held at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, so if you have the chance to go then please do.

    We of course checked out some local Nihonbashi treats too! We stopped by morozoff for some cheesecake after the aquarium.

    morozoff Kamadashi Cheesecake (Goldfish) – ¥270 Each (Tax Included)

    These cute cheesecakes with their goldfish designs are available for a limited time only. They’re filled with sweet red bean paste. They perfect with iced tea.

    “Got some! Let’s eat them while we head back.”

    Goldfish Lantern Walkway

    Our first date in Nihonbashi was so much fun. While on the date Yutaro-kun spoke about the new live-action film he’s in, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

     

    “It’s a romance film with mind games to try and make the other person confess their love. I play the character Tsubasa. His number one highlight scene is the kabedon scene. That was my first day shooting, so I was super nervous, but I got along well with the other actors, and the atmosphere on set was harmonious, so I was able to relax for the shoots. Tsubasa is a genuine guy who will believe things that have been said to him in earnest. You’ve definitely gotta check out all his scenes throughout the film!”

     

    “A lot of the cast are the same age as me, so we were all energetic together in the waiting room. There’s a scene at the end where all the cast get together. It took 3 days to shoot so we ended up getting along really well.”

     

    “This film has made me realise that love comes in many shapes, and that mind games happen in a variety of ways between guys and girls. There’s cute scenes that express that small bit of pride that teenagers have, the embarassment they feel, when they get butterflies, scenes that will warm your heart. The film has various elements to it so I thoroughly enjoyed watching it myself. I hope that couples in love in their teens and twenties watch it, and I also hope that married couples watch it and crack up laughing too.”

     

    “In the film it’s summer break, and they go and see fireworks and stuff. It’s definitely one to watch durnig the summer. You’re gonna come watch it too, right? Shall we go?”

     

    An offer we cannot refuse! We’ll definitely go and see it with you, Yutaro-kun! 

     

    Model: Yutaro

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    The 12th annual ECO EDO Nihonbashi event is set to take place across the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo again this year from July 5 to September 23.

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    Location: Nakadori Street (Between Coredo Muromachi 1 and 2)

     

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    Running: July 5, 2019 – September 23, 2019

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    Location: Little path at Fukutoku Forest, right beside Fukutoku Shrine

     

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    Running: July 5, 2019 – September 23, 2019

     

    Kyorakutei Yukata Station (*Booking required)

    Rent out a yukata or have your own fitted onto you in a Japanese-style room with this yukata service.

     

    Running: Every Saturday from July 5, 2019 – September 21, 2019 (Except August 31)

    Business Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Rentals from 10:30-17:30)

    Location: Kyorakutei (Coredo Muromachi 3 Floor 3F)

    Price: Yukata Fitting ¥3,000 / Yukata Rental ¥5,500

    TEL: 03-5652-5403 (Shinnichiya) (Weekdays 10:00-17:00)

     

    ECO EDO Nihonbashi Art Aquarium 2019: Cool Edo & Goldfish Night Museum

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    Running: July 5, 2019 – September 23, 2019

    Location: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (Coredo Muromachi 1 Floor 5F. Entrance accessed via Floor 4F.)

     

    Art Aquarium Natsumatsuri Summer Festival

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    Running: Every weekend from July 20, 2019 – September 1, 2019

    Location: Fukutoku Forest

    Entry: Free (A fee is required for the goldfish scooping however)

    *Subject to cancellation during rainy weather.

    *Please check here to see the days when the Bon Odori and goldfish scooping are taking place.

     

    Lots of other fun events are taking place besides these ones too, so if you’re in Tokyo this summer be sure to get involved.

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    The bottom tier consists of a luxurious assortment of sandwiches including tuna and potato, broccoli filling, dry-cured ham with cheese, and much more. Each tier is delicious and beautiful, adding to the celebratory mood! ♪

     

    ※ Photo shows a two-person portion.

  • Japan’s Oldest Kabuki Theatre to be Dazzled by Projection Mapping

    21.March.2019 | SPOT

    To celebrate the reopening of Minami-za, Kyoto’s oldest kabuki theatre, an event bringing together innovative entertainment entitled Kyoto Mirai Matsuri 2019 is taking place in April and May. Japanese creative company NAKED has announced that it will participate in the festival’s HIRUMATSURI and YORUMATSURI events which will run from May 12 to 25.

    Several companies are getting involved in the event, including movie studio and production company Shochiku and event organiser and talent/model agency ASOBISYSTEM. They will come together to bring people the latest in technology and culture for both HIRUMATSURI and YORUMATSURI which will be held in the daytime and evening respectively, each with their own unique atmospheres that will imagine a futuristic festival.

    NAKED will use art to picture what an old-fashioned, traditional Japanese matsuri, or ‘festival’ will look like in the future.

     

    During HIRUMATSURI they will use projection mapping to project a huge waterfall. There will also be the “Hyper Target Practice” which will have you putting your hands into the shape of a gun and shouting “bang!” The company will deliver plenty of other digital and technology-driven fun too.

     

    A DJ booth will be placed in front of the waterfall for YORUMATSURI to combine music and visuals and bring nighttime entertainment to Minami-za.

  • Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 Taking Place in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi, Yaesu & Kyobashi Areas

    27.January.2019 | SPOT

    Sakura Festival 2019 is set to celebrate cherry blossoms in a variety of exciting ways around the Nihonbashi region of Tokyo from March 15 to April 7.

     

    Nihonbashi has been home to many famous cherry blossom sites since long ago including Edo Sakura-dori and Hamachomidorido. This year marks the 6th run of the festival which will allow people to experience the cherry blossom season from numerous angles such as through digital art and with cherry blossom inspired food.

    America’s Tree of Ténéré Digital Art Comes to Nihonbashi

    The creative team behind the Tree of Ténéré digital art at the annual Burning Man festival held in Nevada, US is collaborating with the Sakura Festival to bring the piece to Nihonbashi. Dubbed ‘The Tree of Light,’ the 8 meter tall tree will be lit up with 100,000 LED lights decorated on each leaf which react to people, sounds and the wind.

     

    The Tree of Light – Sakura Lights

    Running: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    Light-Up Time: 17:00-20:00

    Location: Fukutoku no Mori

     

    Interactive Cherry Blossom Carpet

    The Sakura Carpet is a collaboration between the Nihonbashi district and nihonbashi β, a team of young creators. This 16 meter long ‘carpet’ will run along Naka-dori Street which leads to Fukutoku Shrine and will light up with visuals and play music as people walk along it. Together with around 100 cherry blossom lamps the entire street will transform into a world of pink. More illuminations will take place around the area including at Mitsui Honkan, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Building, Mitsui Tower and elsewhere.

     

    Sakura Carpet

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    Illumination Time: 17:00-20:00

    Location: Naka-dori Street

    Sakura Light-Up

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    *Illumination times will vary at each facility.

    Locations: Edo Sakura-dori, COREDO Muromachi 1-3, Tokyo Station Yaesu Entrance Gran Roof, Tokyo Tatemono Nihonbashi Building, Mitsui Tower, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Main Building, Mitsui Honkan, YUITO, and elsewhere

    Cherry Blossom Inspired Cuisine

    Nihonbashi Sakura Menu Walk encompasses 190 restaurants in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas which will serve cherry blossom inspired food, desserts and merchandise. Cherry blossom stalls will also appear around Fukutoku Shrine on March 30 and 31 which will bring together Nihonbahsi’s hotels, facilities and old restaurants together for 2 days of special limited time food.

     

    Nihonbashi Sakura Menu Walk

    Date: March 15, 2019 – April 7, 2019

    *Serving times will differ at each restaurant

    Locations: Restaurants in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas

     

    Nihonbashi Sakura Stalls

    Date: March 30 and 31

    Location: Around Fukutoku Shrine (Naka-dori, Ukiyo Shoji)

    Enjoy the cherry blossoms in Japan this spring with lots of exciting events and food.

  • New Crimson Red Illumination Event to Hit Nihonbashi from November 30

    19.November.2018 | SPOT

    Shinku no Hikari Machi ~Nihonbashi~ (“Town Illuminated in Deep Crimson ~Nihonbashi~”) is a new event coming to Nihonbashi that’s set to dye the town in deep red hues starting on November 30. The entire area along with Edo Sakura-dori will be illuminated by captivating crimson.

     

    Nihonbashi has a history with Edo period textile patterns, and this is what the event is themed on – it will combine patterns with winter lights. Some of the must-see illuminations around the town include Mitsui Honkan, a historical building that has been designated as important cultural property, Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, and COREDO Muromachi.

    Also running alongside this event will be Edo Sakura Illumination 2018, another light-up extravaganza of crimson and champagne gold along Edo Sakura-dori which connects to Chuo-dori Street.

     

    While enjoying the lights you can enjoy the perfect winter food at the Attaka Fair which will be held at COREDO Muromachi and Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. Those who take a photo of themselves at the fair on Instagram will receive a range of specially made products from around Japan to warm yourself up in winter. There will also be a talk event themed on appreciating the beauty of Edo patterns and Ise-katagami, the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles.

    “Edo Komon Patterns x Winter Lights”

    Location: Chuo-dori (中央通り)

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    “Edo Sakura Illumination 2018”

    Location: Edo Sakura-dori (江戸桜通り)

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

    Time: 17:00-23:00

    “Attaka Fair” Food

    Location: COREDO Muromachi 1, 2 & 3 / Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower

    Running: November 30, 2018 – December 28, 2018

     

    There are plenty events happening this winter to enjoy with friends and family in Nihonbashi, so if you’re in Japan be sure to get involved!

  • Nihonbashi’s Pokémon Café Announces Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Menu

    12.November.2018 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    To celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, the Pokemon Café in Nihonbashi will serve a special themed menu from November 16, 2018 to January 11, 2019.

     

    Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are the latest two entries in the Pokemon video game franchise and the first from the series to feature on the Nintendo Switch. They will be released worldwide on November 16, 2018 and will allow users to travel together with either Pikachu or Eevee.

    Pikachu & Eevee Muffin Plate: ¥1,706

    This meal consists of two hearty muffins: the Pikachu one is filled with bacon and egg while the Eevee one contains avocado, tuna and mayo!

    Eevee’s Greedy Plate Set: ¥2,894

    Eevee’s delicious assortment of foods comes as a set with a caramel cheese cake and chocolate float. It also comes served on a special Eevee lunch mat.

    Pokémon Lattes: ¥756 each

    If you love coffee and are a fan of the original 151 Pokémon, then you’ll be excited to know that you can order a latte featuring art of any of the original Pokémon from the Kanto Region. This new latte art option has also been added to the café’s regular menu, so don’t worry if you can’t make it before January 11.

     

    Customers who reserve a table from November on the café’s official website can also receive their own Pokémon Café Eevee Mascot.

     

    Finally, every time you order a drink you’ll receive one of six possible Pokemon Café original coasters chosen randomly, one of which has a secret, undisclosed design.

     

    Celebrate the release of the newest Pokémon games at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi!

  • Art Event FLOWERS BY NAKED to Take Place at World Heritage Site Nijo Castle

    03.October.2018 | SPOT

    FLOWERS BY NAKED, an immersive art event that fuses flowers and tradition, will take place at Nijo Castle from November 3 to December 9.

    The exhibition has pulled in 300,000 spectators to date into a colourful and immersive world of art. Over 50,000 posts with the hashtag #flowersbynaked have been recorded with plenty of photogenic pictures.

    This new holding of the exhibition marks its first appearance in the Kansai region of Japan. Designated as an official World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Nijo Castle will receive a special autumn themed light-up with many of the site’s historical architecture used for the exhibition. Visitors will be able to enjoy autumn-time Kyoto to the fullest.

     

    Another event titled Nijo Castle Festival also began on September 28 in the run up to the event which consists of a performance of original sounds and illuminations of the castle buildings and rooms as well as a night tour by an official Nijo Castle guide and more.

    FLOWERS BY NAKED will make its way to Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo on January 29, 2019 where it will run until March 3. This will be the 4th time the event has been held in Nihonbashi. Merging together flowers and tradition, it will give way to a string of traditional Japanese motifs like tearooms, classic poetry and more. Leading artists in a range of traditional Japanese fields will be in attendance too, coming from the worlds of flower arrangement and the traditional incense-smelling ceremony. Collaborative artwork as well as lots of new elements are planned for next year too.

     

    Experience the beauty and creativity of art first-hand at FLOWERS BY NAKED – and at a World Heritage Site.

  • Mapping event, “Sky Fireworks ‐FIREWORKS BY NAKED‐” will be held at Osaka Abeno Harukas

    17.September.2018 | SPOT

    The night-time projection mapping event, “Tenku Hanabi FIREWORKS BY NAKED –“ staged by NAKED will be held at the observation deck of “Abeno Harukas” named “Harukas 300” from September 21st 2018 (Fri.).
     “Harukas 300” has been holding the projection mapping event called, “CITY LIGHT FANTASIA BY NAKED” for the past 4 years, during the winter season. This event has gained much popularity from both domestic and foreign visitors and over 600 thousand visitors have visited the event to date.

    This time, the creative team of NAKED developed an art collection, “Tenku Hanabi ‐FIREWORKS BY NAKED.” Fireworks can usually only be seen in one direction but they have successfully created fireworks that can be projected on the walls of buildings using projection mapping technology. The visitors of the event can enjoy a “colorful sky rocket experience” using projection mapping technology and they can sense technology by touching the 16m-high wall named “Twin Tower” which is located on the west side of Tenku Teien (sky garden / 58F).
      
    Visitors can also enjoy watching fireworks from different angles in a space (58F to 60F) surrounded by 3-layered glass which is known as a unique aspect of “Harukas 300.” 
     
    Let’s enjoy this brand-new fireworks entertainment event which is a combination of traditional fireworks and a sparkling world created using the motif of a kaleidoscope.

     

     

    ■Information

    Harukas 300
    Address: 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abenoku, Osakashi
    Business hours: 9:00 to 22:00
    TEL06-6621-0300
     
    Tenku Hanabi -FIREWORKS BY NAKED-
    Venue: Harukas 300 (observation deck) 58F “Tenku Teien”
    Date: starting from September, 21st 2018 (Fri.)
    Time: After sunset ~ 21:40
    Event price: Free. You can enjoy this event just by paying the entrance fee to the observation deck.
    Tickets: Abeno Harukas 16F Harukas 300 (observation deck) ticket counter, Kintetsu Business Office, Family Mart

     

  • Gathering of Japanese spring desserts! “All-Japan Confectionary Event” will be held in Nihonbashi

    02.April.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

     “Zenkoku Meika Ten (All Japan Confectionary Event)” will mark its 72th anniversary this year. The event is held every year to introduce exciting Japanese desserts. At this event, you can enjoy the “matching”of coffee, alcohol and Japanese desserts and there will be a“red bean-jam comparing event”which will be held by 14 dessert brands in Japan.

     

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     Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten limited

    <Toraya> Eto Namagashi (zodiac animal symbol raw desserts)

    Available period: rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake – 04/04(Wed.) to 06 (Fri.)

    Horse, sheep, turtle, chicken, dog, boar – 04/07 (Sat.) to 09 (Mon.)

    ※Please note that the number of each item is limited

     

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    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten Limited

    <Koshinoyuki Honpo Yamatoya” Oishi Oekaki (nomogram) eight pieces – 1,728 yen (100 pieces limited)

     

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    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten limited

    <Kameya> Yahhoi! 3 pieces – 864 yen (15 pieces limited per day)

     

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    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten limited

    <Eitaro Sohonpo> Mochi Dora Ice – 1 piece 432 yen

     

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    4shu no Anko (red bean-jam) Tabekurabe (compare) Set – for one person 540 yen

    Participating brands: Eitaro Sohonpo, Osakaya, Kashiwaya, Kamakura Toshimaya, Kameya, Koshinoyuki Honpo Yamatoya, Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, Seigetsudo Honten, Toraya, Heiando Umetsubo, Heiji Senbei Honten, Honke Kikuya, Muraoka Sohonpo, Wakasaimo Honpo Kansendo

    ※Please note that the number of items is limited.

     

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    Why not visit Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and enjoy some Japanese spring desserts!

     

     

    ■Information

    The 72nd Zenkoku Meikaten

    Period: 04/04 (Wed.) to 09 (Mon.) last day – until 18:00

    Address: Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Honten Main Building 7F, Event Space, 1st Street, 4-1, Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 to 19:30 (the restaurants in the new building (9F and 10F) – 11:00 to 22:00)

    <The business hours will be changed from April>

    Business hours: 10:00 to 19:00

    Main building / new building’s garden levels and duty free counter – 10:00 to 19:30

    New building’s restaurants (9F and 10F):11:00 to 22:00

    Fixed holiday: no holiday

    Access: 1 minute on foot from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Hanzomon Line / Mitsukoshi Station

    5 minutes on foot from Tozai Line Nihonbashi Station (C1 exit)

    5 minutes on foot from Toei Chikatetsu Asakusa Line Nihonbashi Station

    7 minutes on foot from Shin Nihonbashi Station

    10 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station (Nihonbashi Entrance/Exit)

    Free bus service available from the bus stop building of Bus Metro Link Nihonbashi Tokyo Station Yaesuguchi

     

    TEL:03-3241-3311

    URL:http://www.mitsukoshiguide.jp/meikaten/

     

    Outline of Events

    ・Japanese dessert-making class: 04/06 (Fri.), 07 (Sat.), 08 (Sun.) ※reservation must be made (reservations will be accepted from the 5th)

    ・Japanese dessert seminar/talk show

    ・Manju/dessert offering event: 04/07 (Sat.) 12:30~ ※numbered ticket will be handed out.

    ・Naruhodo! The Wagashi Quiz Rally

    ※The contents and the dates of the events might be changed. Please refer to the URL noted above RE detailed information.

  • Enjoy Gourmet Food from Famous Restaurants for Cheap at “Nihonbashi Sakura Yatai”

    18.March.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    The artistic cherry blossom event Nihonbashi Sakura Festival will be held from 16 March to 15 April.

     

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    As part of the festival, an event titled Nihonbashi Sakura Yatai will be held for 2 days on 31 March and 1 April where you can tuck into the gourmet cooking of Nihonbashi from a range of restaurants, including one that was established 130 years ago.

     

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    Nihonbashi Miyoshikai is a youth group of the Nihonbashi Restaurant Association who are bringing the food and drink of Nihonbashi to the event! Food carts will be set up serving the flavours of Nihonbashi with specially made original menus.

     

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    As well as shops from COREDO Muromachi, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, a hotel with high class foreign investment, as well as food stalls from Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi will make an appearance this year! Indulge in the flavours of famous shops that you normally can’t enjoy this openly.

     

    ニホンバシ桜屋台_似顔絵シール高嶋家

    Also, if you call out to the shopkeeper at Nihonbashi Miyoshikai, you can receive an original portrait sticker! If you collect 5, you have the opportunity to participate in a lottery to win a food ticket for Nihonbashi Miyoshikai stores.

     

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    Walk around all of the springtime food carts at Nihonbashi!

     

    ■Information

    Nihonbashi Sakura Yatai

    Running: 31 March 2018 – 1 April 2018

    Time: 12:00-18:00

    Location: Around Fukutoku Shrine

    *Festival will proceed if it rains. In case of rain, it will be held at Edo Sakura-dori.

     

    Miyoshikai Sticker Rally

    Lottery Location: Nihonbashi Information Center (COREDO Muromachi 1, B1F)

    Time: 10:00-21:00

     

    Nihonbashi Sakura Festival

    Running: 16 March 2018 – 15 April 2018

    Location: Nihonbashi, Yaesu and Kyobashi areas

    TEL:03-3242-0010

    Websites:

    https://nihonbashi-sakurafes.art/en (English)

    https://nihonbashi-sakurafes.art (Japanese)

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