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Last weekend, Tokyo’s Design Festa delivered a level of craziness so far beyond words that once again, I’m just going to have to show you pictures. First, from the double rainbow world of animal goods…
Think you can escape those pesky felines by locking yourself in the bathroom? Think again. The Cat Tub awaits. (And yes, the water comes out its mouth!) Jinengo-gama
Don’t wait until it’s time to send your dear departed pet to the taxidermist to get it stuffed – now you can enjoy a 3-D portrait of your beloved Fifi sculpted in felt! Futaya Kurumi
What, you don’t already have a realistic wolf head in your closet? Get thee to the k-line fur suit shop on the double!
Kitties, doggies & fishies move over – it was definitely the Year Of The Fox at Design Festa. Check out these awesome fox warrior figures!
And don’t leave home without THIS. Because RHINESTONE-ENCRUSTED FOX MASK. @omen_kashimaya
Maybe you didn’t know you needed a blue fox fur bracelet that can also be worn as a hat, but you do, trust me, YOU DO. Kaze-taka
And as for leather steampunk bird beaks? So last timeslip! Say hello to foxy snouts and bear maws ( jackalopes.club)…
…or get your scaryface on with these retro-apocalypse masks. Atsushi Shibata
If you’d rather not scare the bejeezus out of your compadres, how about a nice cuppa that turns you into a cute piggy every time you take a sip? Kana Nagasawa
And okay, I put this in because only at Design Festa would there be a character that looks like a…a…well, I couldn’t actually bring myself to ask, but do I really need to?
And HA, how could I leave out the classic studded leather goth bikini from the CYbER dYNE booth…
Naturally, there were weird squeaky-nose cosplayers.
And in addition to all the supreme craft krand for sale, there was also continuous entertainment like belly dancing & sword fighting & such.
Artists were of course busily painting their murals all weekend. I want this one. Badly.
Design Festa is held twice a year, in May and November. Admission is ¥1000 for a one day ticket, ¥1800 for a two-day pass, children under 12 free.
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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had