Tag Archives: conventions & events

May 18

Tokyo Design Festa 2015: Seriously, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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… Design Festa is held twice a year, in May and November. If you’re in Tokyo and want to go, a map to Tokyo Big Sight […]

April 17

Flower Dream Strikes Again

Okay, it’s spring in Tokyo, so grit your teeth and strap on your martyr beanie, because it’s time to endure a higher than usual number of flower posts for a while! Today’s is some of the wild and weird stuff I saw last weekend at Flower Dream 2015, the floral design show that’s more likely to feature bark and […]

April 02

Nail Queen…From Hell

If Scary Nails was the theme of this year’s Nail Queen competition at the Tokyo Nail Expo, the winners definitely did not disappoint! And in the Junior Student category… Thanks go out to the always-excellent Nail Max magazine for the pix & descriptions of the 2015 Tokyo Nail Expo Nail Queen winners. • Wishing her nails […]

November 08

Tokyo Design Festa: Zombie Matryoshika & More

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. […]

November 04

「Yokohama Smart Illuminations」: Wow. Just…wow.

Last night I went to see what I thought was going to be a modest art-light event on the Yokohama waterfront, secretly expecting that the photos from past years were exaggerating the quality of the illuminations. I was SO WRONG! This event was spectacular. See for yourself! If you’re in Tokyo at the end of October and would like […]

May 18

Taco Dispensary

Where’s my medical taco card when I need it? • Read a novel set in Tokyo…

April 30

Flower Dream Expo

You know how everybody thinks Japanese people sit around in their kimonos all day, arranging flowers into works of art? Well, they don’t. But when they do…it’s amazing.   If you’re in Tokyo in April and you’d like to go to Flower Dream, check their website for more info. • Read a novel set in Tokyo