If you’re in Tokyo, get thee to Design Festa RIGHT NOW! It’s on through Sunday the 9th, out in Odaiba at Big Sight. You definitely don’t want to miss seeing (and buying!):
Design Festa is on from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. through Sunday November 9 at Tokyo Big Sight convention center, near Kokusai-tenjijo Station. Tickets are ¥1000 at the door. In addition to thousands of vendors selling quirky handmade merchandise, music and theatre performances run continuously throughout the day. Artists also are live painting murals thoughout the venue.
If you’d like to go to Design Festa, information on the next one is posted on the Design Festa website. Tickets are ¥1000 for ages 12 & up, children get in free. It’s always held at the Big Sight convention Center out in Odaiba. A map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!