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4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities – December 5-7, 2014

4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities - December 5-7, 2014 Best Living JapanIt is forecasted to be a very cold weekend. Bundle-up and adventure out to enjoy the holiday season with these 4 great Tokyo weekend events and activities. Here are my recommendations for 4 Great Tokyo events and activities  this weekend: 1.TELL Band Night Vol. 8,  2. Little Women by The International Players, 3. Christmas Markets, and 4.The Nezu Museum. Happy Holidays! Best Living Japan

4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities – December 5-7, 2014

1. TELL Band Night Vol. 8  (Ebisu, Tokyo) Will be held this Friday December 5th at the What The Dickens Pub in Ebisu. TELL is a not-for-profit 4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities - December 5-7, 2014 Best Living Japanorganisation dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counselling services to Japan’s international community, and helping to address the countries growing mental healthcare needs. Help the cause by listening to Live Music (Rakuraku 19:30, Negative Zero 20:20, Stolen 21:10 & The Complaints Department 22:00).  Admission is free but donations appreciated!  Learn more about the artists, bands and venues that are participating in Band Night for Tell events at https://sites.google.com/site/bandnightfortell

 

2. Little Wom4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities - December 5-7, 2014 Best Living Japanen by The International Players (Ebisu, Tokyo) If you are a theatre lover or have teenage girls this is a must see! Tokyo International Players (TIP) is proud to present a world premier event, an original adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN, A Stage Play, adapted for the stage and directed by Alysha Haran. This classic tale that follows the trials and tribulations of the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as they navigate teenage years during the American Civil War in 1861.  The impressive cast includes TIP veterans Hannah Grace as Jo, Laura Moran as Meg, Ann Jenkins as Aunt March, Sarah McDonald as Amy, and many others. The show also welcomes new stars of all ages in their debut performances!

Event Details
Dates and Times: Thursday, December 4 @ 19:00; Friday, December 5 @ 19:00; Saturday, December 6 @ 13:00 & 19:00, Sunday December 7 @ 15:00.
Tickets available: http://www.tokyoplayers.com/index.php/en/
Address: Ebisu Echo Theather, 3-18-3 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 090-6009-4171
Note: Disabble access available.

3. Shop and eat at a Christmas Market

  • Roppongi Hills Christmas Market – If you would like to get in the spirit with some friends by having a beer and some sausage than this is the market for you. I would not recommend for kids because it is very crowded and hard to see anything. However, if you are out and about, adults only, it will increase your spirit!  Lots of beautiful but expensive Christmas ornaments, and outside seating with heaters. Enjoy! Details: Open until Dec 25th; Time 11:00-22:00 daily (open in rain). Address: 6-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Website  www.roppongihills.com/
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Roppongi Hills Christmas
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Beer and Sausages
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Outside seating with heaters

 

 

  •  Not Tokyo but a great event to attend in Yokohama – Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market is being held until Dec 25th and is a great place to visit for shopping, eating and sightseeing. The Christmas Market is very popular due to its GermanHuette style. The entire complex is highly decorated ornaments and dolls from the Erzgebirge region of Germany. img_01

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market Details: Open until Dec 25th; Time 11:00-22:00 daily (canceled in rain). Address: 1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama. Website only in Japanese http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp

 

 

4. Visit the Nezu Museum and Garden – This is one of my favourite gardens in Tokyo, and museums depending on the show being held. I am recommending for this weekend since there is still some great foliage in the garden and the new exhibit Tagasode Screens is excellent (ends Dec 23rd). The Nezu Musuem is a modern and beautiful building situated in a large traditional-style garden with pond. There are a few tea houses sprinkled around the garden. Baby and I always enjoy “hiking” through the park enjoying the moss pathways and statues. Take a few hours to slow down and enjoy! Even if you are not a museum person, the admittance fee is worth it just to see the gardens.
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Details on the present exhibit from the Nezu Website – Tagasode Screens: The Kimono as Painting Theme –
“Whose Sleeves?” – Indeed, there is in fact a painting theme with such an odd name. Popular since the early Edo period, Tagasode (“Whose Sleeves?”) paintings are genre paintings that depict kimono and other traditional Japanese garments hung over clothing racks, ikō, or folding screens in a room without the wearer. By peeking into hidden rooms and admiring the garments left there, Tagasode’s multi-layered tricks evoke traces of the presence of the unknown wearer. You may even sense the perfume arising from her img_exhibition_tagasodekimono.  This exhibition presents three of such highly decorative yet mysterious Tagasode screens from the Nezu Museum’s collection, together with Bijin-ga, literally “beautiful woman paintings”. We offer this exhibition as an opportunity to cherish the sumptuous genre paintings of the Edo period with a special emphasis on the beauty of the costumes.

Nezu Museum Details
Address: 6-5-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Times and days open: closed Monday (unless Monday is a national holiday, then closed on Tuesday); open 10:00-17:00
Access: 8 minute walk from Exit A5 of Omotesandō station of the Ginza, Hanzōmon and Chiyoda subway lines
Cost: General admission to a special exhibition Adult: 1200 yen (1000 yen).Student: 1000 yen (800 yen). General admission to museum collectionAdult: 1000 yen (800 yen).Student[High school student or above]: 800 yen (600 yen).
Note: garden is not wheel chair or stroller friendly

4 Great Tokyo Weekend Events and Activities – December 5-7, 2014

 

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