Experience the culture of Japan’s Kanazawa in Tokyo’s Ginza!
20.December.2016 | SPOT
“dining gallery Ginza no Kanazawa” is a gallery and dining venue located in Ginza built by Kanazawa where you can “find Kanazawa in Ginza”. It will be holding events and exhibitions where you can be completely immersed in traditional arts from Kanazawa. It will begin on January 2nd, 2017 and end on March 26th of the same year.
There will be many different workshops to enjoy showcasing Kanazawa products and traditional arts. From seasonal events such as valentines with traditional Japanese sweets to “kaiseki ryori” (dishes served before a tea ceremony) and geisha workshops, there will be plenty of exciting opportunities to be had.
Don’t miss out on this rare chance to get a feel for Kanazawa while in the city.
・Wagashi Valentines Workshop
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to make the perfect “wagashi” (traditional Japanese sweets) valentines treats alongside a real wagashi maker.
Date/Time: 4 sessions on February 12th, 2017 (15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30)
Fee: ￥1,000 (tax inclusive) (+ receive free Kaga Bocha tea)
People: Max. 8 people per session ※Reservation is possible (due to the popularity of the event it is highly recommend reserving a place in advance)
・Ginza no Kanazawa Tea Party
Enjoy a cheery and lighthearted tea party with tables and chairs where you can eat the best and most delicious snacks from Kanazawa. This tea party is being held to tradition the same tea parties held at the start of summer in Kanazawa.
※Partnership: Hokurikushinetsu Seinenbu
Date/Time: February 19th, 2017 15:00-17:00
Fee: ￥1,000 (tax inclusive) (+receive free gold leaf souvenir)
People: Max. 80 ※Reservation not required
・Kanazawa Geisha Echos of the Past ―Yayoi no Utage―
Experience Kanazawa “springtime” in Ginza with dancing from geisha as well as Kanazawa food and alcohol.
※Performing: Higashi Chayamachi Geisha
Date/Time: Friday March 3rd, 2017 19:00
Fee: ￥13,000 (tax-inclusive) (includes special meal & local sake)
People: Max. 30 ※Reservation required
Date/Time: March 4th, 2017 12:00
Fee: ￥6,000 (tax-inclusive) (includes mini meal & local sake)
People: Max. 30 ※Reservation required
・Crafts Workshop Gold Leaf
With the guidance of a gold leaf expert, choose from a variety of designs and patterns to make your very own gold leaf mini plate.
Date/Time: March 11th, 2017 12:30-16:30
Fee: ￥1,000 (tax-inclusive)
People: Max. 40 ※Reservation possible. You must arrive on time.
Feel the essence of springtime Kanazawa by making 2 traditional Japanese sweets with the guidance of a wagashi expert.
Date/Time: 4 sessions on March 12th, 2017 (15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30)
Fee: ￥1,000 (tax-inclusive) (+ free Kaga Bosha tea)
People: Max. 8 people per session ※Reservation is possible (due to the popularity of the event it is highly recommend reserving a place in advance)
dining gallery Ginza no Kanazawa
Address: 1-Chome-8-19 Kirarito Ginza 6F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
1) 1 minutes walk from the 7th exit of “Ginza-itchōme Station” via the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line
2) 3 minutes walk from the 2nd exit of “Kyōbashi Station” via the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
3) 9 minutes walk from the central exit of the JR “Yūrakuchō Station”
Gallery open 11:00-20:00 (※The opening hours are to change beginning from January 2nd, 2017)
Dining open 11:30-22:00 (last orders: 21:00)
※Please be aware that information related to the events are subject to change without notice.
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Rilakkuma, Other Popular Bear Characters to Assemble at ‘#Kumafes in Ginza Mitsukoshi’
The ‘#Kumafes in Ginza Mitsukoshi’ event will be held at the Ginza Mitsukoshi New Building 7F between September 15 and September 27. San-X have announced that a Rilakkuma will be participating with merchandise available to purchase at the event.
Rilakkuma Store Nagoya / Ueodai Store: Oda Nobunaga Plush: ¥1,848 (Tax Incl.)
Rilakkuma Store Abeno Q’s Mall: Kushikatsu Wrapped Rilakkuma: ¥1,518 (Tax Incl.)
Rilakkuma Store Kansai: Rilakkuma with Takoyaki & Sauce : ¥1,738 (Tax Incl.)
Limited Edition Kusatsu Souvenir Onsen Rilakkuma: Kusatsu In-The-Onsen Rilakkuma: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)
Limited Edition Miyajima Teahouse Rilakkuma: Even Though He’s a Deer, He Still Carries Momiji Manju Rilakkuma: ¥2,420 (Tax Incl.)
Rilakkuma Store Sabou: Lucky Cat Korilakkuma: ¥2,420 (Tax Incl.)
Soft & Fluffy Rilakkuma Plush: ¥4,400 (Tax Incl.)
Dangling Korilakkuma Plush: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)
Plush Rilakkuma Pouch: ¥2,200 (Tax Incl.)
A huge collection of regional and limited edition Rilakkuma products will be available at the event, including items from regional Rilakkuma stores, Rilakkuma Onsen/Teahouse collaborations, and “Rilakkuma & Kaoru-san” items, so don’t miss out!
©2021 SAN-X CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
#Kumafes in Ginza Mitsukoshi
Duration: September 15 ~ September 27 2021
Location: Ginza Mitsukoshi New Building 7F Exhibition Hall
Official Site: https://www.san-x.co.jp/rilakkuma/
Hyatt Centric Kanazawa Reveals Halloween Inspired Menu for October
All-day restaurant FIVE – Grill & Lounge, located within the Hyatt Centric Kanazawa hotel, will begin serving up a selection of Halloween-inspired treats beginning October 1, including cake sets, parfaits, muffins, and various lunch and dinner items.
Guests will also be able to enjoy some mischievous cocktails and mocktails inspired by witches and ghosts!
Halloween Cake Set
Black Sesame Pudding
Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwich
Monster Cream Puff
Halloween Parfait Set
Halloween Dinner/Lunch Course
Halloween Muffin Box
I sWitch (Mocktail)
The Halloween Cake Set is filled with ghoulish treats, each one displaying incredible attention to detail. In the Halloween Parfait Set, guests can enjoy a tower of different sweets, including black currant and chocolate. Themed with creepy eyeball decorations throughout, it offers a variety of overlapping textures and tastes guests will want to savor until the last bite.
When thinking of Halloween, the colors orange and purple instantly come to mind. For the Halloween Dinner/Lunch Course, the menu’s creators went with a more dark theme, envisioning a ghost appearing at any moment. The entire restaurant will be decorated in black and gray, creating a truly haunting dining experience.
Don’t miss out on the Halloween Muffin Box, a set of mini-muffins made with fresh autumn ingredients, and offering a much cuter feel. Quantities are limited!
The gin-based Spooky Night cocktail is refreshing, with a bold blue color and red-rim on the glass, sure to turn your mouth bright crimson. Hallo-Wine Sangria, house-made with autumn fruits, has a unique design, with a skeleton rising from the glass! For those wanting a mocktail, the I sWitch asks guests to pour the accompanying red syrup over the cotton candy, changing both the appearance and flavor of the drink as if by witchcraft!
Which of these treats would you be after?
FIVE – Grill & Lounge Halloween
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Baumkuchen Specialty Shop Katanukiya Offers Limited-Edition Panda Cake at New Location
On September 1, Baumkuchen specialty shop Katanukia opened its second location on the second floor of Tokyo Solamachi, beneath Tokyo Skytree. These traditionally German cakes are extremely popular in Japan, and using a cookie cutter can transform them into works of art! To commemorate the new shop, the Tokyo Solamachi location will sell a limited-edition Panda Baumkuchen that is almost too cute to eat.
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen: ¥594 (Tax Included)
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set: ¥1,815 (Tax Included)
The special Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen is made from soft, moist cake, and depicts an adorable panda character ready to gaze at the night sky from Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world. Children and adults alike will enjoy its gentle milk flavoring.
The Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen & Drawstring Bag Set includes the signature Baumkuchen, the Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen, Panda shortbread, and an adorable bag. There will only be 100 of these sets available, so grab one before they’re gone!
Is Baumkuchen popular in your country? How would you like to try these cute sweets in Tokyo?
Starry Sky Panda Baumkuchen
Official Site: https://www.katanuki-ya.com/
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh to Celebrate 95th Anniversary at Ginza MITSUKOSHI
A special shop will be opened in Ginza’s MITSUKOSHI mall between September 15 and 27 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh. There will be a variety of limited projects and free gifts to mark the occasion, including MITSUKOSHI ISETAN pre-sale products, daily presents, and even limited tumblers!
There will also be a photo corner set up for you to take photos with Winnie The Pooh himself.
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Magnet: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Can Mirror: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Key Holder: ¥935 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Mascot Ball Pen: ¥715 (Tax Included)
The first 500 customers spending over ¥2,200 will receive an original sticker that changes daily.
The first 500 customers spending over ¥11,000 will receive an original stainless tumbler.
Ginza MITSUKOSHI Limited Winnie The Pooh Photo Spot
Make sure to check out these adorable Winnie The Pooh items as he celebrates his 95th anniversary!
mc. ©DISNEY. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh”works by A.A. MiIne and E.H Shepard.
DISNEY WINNIE THE POOH FESTIVAL
Duration: September 15 ~ 27, 2021
Location: Ginza MITSUKOSHI New Building 7F Event Venue
The MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Online Store opens at 10:00AM on September 15: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/feature/shops_f3/winnie_the_pooh_sp
Official Site: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/
Sony and SF Authors Team Up to Imagine Tokyo in the Year 2050
23.August.2021 | SPOT
The Creative Center, the design division of the Sony Group, is collaborating with a number of science fiction authors to use sci-fi prototyping to find out what Tokyo will look like in the future.
Inspired by the three keywords ‘2050,’ ‘Tokyo,’ and ‘love,’ Sony designers have created four design prototypes, each with a theme: wellbeing, Habitat, Sense and Life. Science fiction authors Taiyo Fujii, Miyuki Ono, Haruka Mugihara, and Itsuki Tsukui each created a sci-fi short story to accompany these creations.
These prototypes will be available to see at the Sony Park Exhibition at Ginza Sony Park starting on August 31.
Sci-fi prototyping is a technique using science fiction to envision the future, then using it as a starting point to consider what society can do now to impact that possible future.
The current global pandemic has made it more difficult than ever before to envision what the future will look like. Audiences around the globe are more interested than ever before in seeing what the world will be like in 30 years, and this technique might be able to put some minds at ease.
Would you like to take a look at what the future might hold?
ONE DAY, 2050/ Sci-Fi Prototyping
Running: August 31-September 13, 2021, 11:00-19:00
Location: Ginza Sony Park PARK (B3)
Price: Free Admission (Advanced reservations not required, limit on number of people.)
Event details (English): https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/design/oneday2050/
Official Site: https://www.ginzasonypark.jp/
Workshop in Kichijoji Opens to Celebrate Miffy’s 65th Birthday
In conjunction with the 65th Anniversary Miffy Exhibition currently being held at the PLAY! MUSEUM in Tachikawa, a special silkscreen workshop is coming only to PLAY! KICHIJOJI! The event, called A Little Kindness in Kichijoji, is currently open for reservations, and will be open each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 5, 2021.
Dick Bruna, the creator of Miffy, often created posters using silk-screening. At the workshop, guests can choose from three different patterns and print their choice on either their own cloth and paper products, or on PLAY! goods. Each Sunday, illustrations from the book Miffy in the Snow can be printed on craft paper multiple times, eventually creating a colored Miffy! During the workshop, guests are asked to try making their own original goods using this time-honored silk-screen technique. No cheating!
At the venue, visitors can take their time reading stories from reporter Shunji Morimoto, who interviewed Bruma countless times. Each tale from his book A Little Kindness: 66 Stories will be available to browse and buy, along with a slide show of Miffy photographs taken by photographer Kotori Kawashima. Various original goods will also be on sale, so keep an eye out!
Won’t you come celebrate our favorite bunny’s birthday?
Illustrations Dick Bruna © copyright Mercis bv,1953-2021 www.miffy.com
A Little Kindness in Kichijoji
Running: August 6, 2021-September 5, 2021
Location: PLAY! KICHIJOJI
Address: MM Kichijoji Building 1F, 2-28-5 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo
Official Site: https://play2020.jp/
POKÉMON COLORS Exhibition Opens at Matsuya Ginza
Matsuya Ginza opened its POKÉMON COLORS exhibition on July 22 which is set to run until August 11. The event is a kaleidoscope of bright colours and shapes of Pokémon and Pokémon motifs, with four activities and one installation to enjoy, as well as 160 original pieces of merchandise for fans to buy.
Art Deli Key Visual | ¥4,400
Pikachu Design Pouches – Assorted Pokémon Design Pouches | Small: ¥1,650 Each, Large ¥3,300 Each
Get your hands on a range of vivid and stylish Pokémon items, take photos at the many different photo spots dotted around the event, and learn the latest news about the Pokémon franchise.
Indigo dye art piece
Dangling from the first floor atrium is a 20-meter Pokémon art piece made by the dye group BUAISOU who used the traditional Japanese art of indigo dyeing to create it.
©2021 Pokémon. ©1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 11, 2021
Location: Matsuya Ginza – Floor 8F
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://pokemon-colors.com/
renacnatta x Shiki Theatre Company to Release Banshu-Ori Weave Collection
21.July.2021 | FASHION
renacnatta has teamed up with Shiki Theatre Company to release a collection of banshu-ori skirts and neckties, all of which will arrive on August 3.
renacnatta is a brand which weaves clothes using deadstock fabric from Japan and Italy and by using traditional Japanese weaving techniques.
Banshu Mermaid Wrap Skirt – Matinee｜Collaboration with Shiki Theatre Company | ¥35,200 (Tax Included)
Banshu Mermaid Wrap Skirt – Soiree｜Collaboration with Shiki Theatre Company | ¥35,200 (Tax Included)
Banshu Tie – Matinee｜Collaboration with Shiki Theatre Company | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
Banshu Tie – Soiree｜Collaboration with Shiki Theatre Company | ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
Shows at the Shiki Theatre Company have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. The collaboration comes to reignite the fire and excitement towards the theatre in these restrictive times. This August, the theatre is release a new and original musical which will see actors wearing clothing made using banshu-ori weave. This collection uses the same weaving technique.
Banshuori is a yarn-dyed textile made using a special production method which sees yarn dyed in advance and patterns woven by the dyed yarn. The items in the collection come in two colours: Matinee and Soiree, named after afternoon and evening theatre performances respectively. The Matinee line-up is beige and yellow while the Soiree picks are a mix of navy and black.
The one-size-fits-all skirts feature a comfy mermaid style with a fashionable silhouette perfect for going to the theatre with. They are made in such a way that they do not wrinkle when sitting down for long periods of time. The neckties too are made using banshu-ori weave for a smooth, sleek look.
renacnatta x Shiki Theatre Company
Release Date: August 3, 2021 @ 21:00 (JST)
Buy Here: https://www.renacnatta.com/
teamLab x KDDI Digital Art Installation Opens in Ginza
02.July.2021 | SPOT
Japanese art collective teamLab is teaming up with KDDI at GINZA 456 Created by KDDI in Ginza, Tokyo this summer where they have opened their new art installation Catching and Collecting Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders. The installation is running until August and makes use of a dedicated smartphone app.
Catching and Collecting Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders | teamLab, 2021
The world brought about by 5G will be a borderless world. The boundaries between the real world and the digital world will disappear, as will the boundaries between the world and language. KDDI and teamLab started this project in order to let you experience such a future.
“Catch, Study, Release” is the theme of this interactive art experience in which people explore the world with their bodies, discovering, catching, and broadening their interests based on what they catch. Visitors explore using the app to capture various butterflies, study them, and create their very own collection book.
The art installation is the newest to arrive following Walk, Walk, Walk Home which ran until June 27.
GINZA 456 & teamLab: Catching and Collecting Flutter of Butterflies Beyond Borders
Running: June 30, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:30-19:15 (Last Entries 18:35)
Venue: GINZA 456 Created by KDDI (4-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Book Here: https://ginza456.resv.jp/reserve/calendar.php?x=1624261153
*Booking is mandatory due to COVID-19
*You must also book to enter GINZA 456 in advance
LOUANGE TOKYO Le Musée Releases Refreshing Summer Dessert Menu
LOUANGE TOKYO has released their ‘SUMMER COLLECTION 2021’ menu line-up of refreshing desserts for cooling down this summer. They are available to enjoy at LOUANGE TOKYO Le Musée in Ginza, Tokyo.
PARFAIT SOFT PISTACHE
PARFAIT SOFT CANECHEE
CRYSTAL PECHE (Available from July)
PARFAIT FLAFFY NOOMY CARAMEL ORANGE (Also available online)
PARFAIT FLAFFY NOOMY MIXED BERRY (Exclusive to Cake.jp)
LOUANGE TOKYO Le Musée’s SUMMER COLLECTION 2021 includes a seasonal fruit parfait made by world class baker Koji Fujita, artistic summery ice creams, and more. All the mouth-watering picks are served in delicious luxury.
Benzaiten Daifuku Opens New Fruit Confectionery Store Inside GINZA SIX
Benzaiten opened its first store in 2019 and since then has opened over 50 branches up and down Japan. The confectionery brand, which specialises in fruit-filled daifuki, has now opened a new store inside Tokyo’s luxury shopping centre GINZA SIX.
Yellow Papaya | ¥950 (Tax Included)
Tayo no Tamago Red Mango | ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
Fig | ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Kiwi | ¥650 (Tax Included)
Benzaiten has over 10 types of fresh seasonal fruits ordered in from the market every day to make their daifuku with, most of which use the entire fruit. They are very particular about the mochi used to make the daifuku to ensure the original delicious flavour of the fruit is maintained and maximises. They use two layers of high quality white bean paste and habutai to hand-prepare the daifuku every day.
Benzaiten GINZA SIX
Address: GINZA SIX (Floor B2F), 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Official Website: https://benzaiten-daifuku.jp/
TOKYO SENTO Festival: Connecting People With Art Through Japanese Bathhouses
TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020 is taking place as part of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, an initiative that’s hosting a diverse selection of of cultural programs in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics, promoting its appeal as a city of arts and culture.
The project launched on May 26 at 500 sento in Tokyo. It covers many forms of Japanese art from manga, to Art Brut (outsider art), contemporary art, popular characters,
and more, all of which are serving to create artistic bathhouses. Two artists to look out for are their Art Brut to Haginoyu in Tokyo.
Art Brut is an art based on original methods and ideas that are not confined to existing expression methods. “Abundance comes from human connections” will be performed by Takeru Aoki and Kiyomi Hoshi.
If you’re in Tokyo this spring and summer, don’t miss out on the Tokyo Sento Festival.
TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020
Running: May 26, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Where: Bathhouses in Tokyo
Art Brut Special Hand Towel Exchange Period: August 5, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Official Website: https://tokyosentofestival.jp/
*Content subject to change depending on COVID-19