Festival Tokyo – Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual art, and Film

ByJason Gatewood
Sep 27, 2019

Festival Tokyo – Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual art, and Film

One of the benefits of living in the world’s largest urban area is the simple fact that there’s always something going on in town for you, no matter what you’re into. Take the arts for example. There have been no less than 3 performing arts fairs around the Metropolis just in the past 8 months! If you’re still straining to see the city’s creative side, you still have time because Festival/Tokyo is on the calendar for pretty much the entire month of October and half of November.

Ten Years Strong

Every year since 2009, the Festival/Tokyo event has been used as a vehicle for both artists and patrons to explore new social outlets for engaging the arts. Held mainly in venues around the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo, the festival features a program of theatre, dance, music, visual art, and film by cutting-edge artists from Japan and around the world. 

Arts for Artists (and all of us are artists)

Not just content to showcase the arts passively, F/T is devoted to helping anyone creative to explore their talent and offers a chance for artists to share their insights to the next generation by holding talks, workshops, symposiums and more. Oh and don’t worry about the language barrier, language guide is provided to help assuage any fears





Image via festival-tokyo.jp


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Jason Gatewood editor

Our Tokyo based collaborator is a tech nerd, Japanophile, train nut, and a veritable fountain of information on Japan. His current goal is to watch Evangelion and actually "get it", sing every permutation of "Hotel California" at any karaoke gathering, ride every bullet train line, and sample all varieties of ramen throughout Japan. Catch more of his musings at · http://jlgatewood.com