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Tokyo Area March 7 – 8, 2015 Weekend Suggestions

images-1Here are the Tokyo Area March 7 – 8, 2015 Weekend Suggestions. Highly recommend attending the Heiwajima Antique show which is only held a few times a year, and viewing or trying the fire walking at the Mt Takao Hiwatari Festival. Enjoy great art and food at the Japanese Culinary Immersion -L’art de Rosanjin exhibit and the Bridgestone Museum exhibit – Best of the Best. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tokyo Area March 7-8, 2015 Weekend Suggestions

Heiwajima Antique Show BestLivingJapan#1 Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku, Tokyo) – A huge three-day inside antique fair.  Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and  Western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly. There are also a few other antique markets this weekend.

Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280 antique sellers
Parking: no
Access: Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address:6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101 (organiser Takeshi Antiques)
Website: http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/ENGLISH.html


Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival BestLivingJapan#2. Mt. Takao Hiwatari Festival (Hachioji, Tokyo) –  The fire-walking festival is an annual event held at Yakuoin Temple. Believers attend the festival to pray for the safety of their family. The yamabushi (Shugendo practicing monks) first walk barefoot over the sacred fire that is smoldering and still partially burning. It is quit exciting to see the chanting monks walk over the still burning embers. You can also walk barefoot once the fire has been put out. By the time the public can participate the path is warm but will not burn your feet. Remember to bring a wet towel to wash your feet when done.   The Yakuoin Temple is a short walk from the Takaosanguchi station.  I would recommend you also climb Mt. Takao and have a nice lunch for a great day!

Hiwatari Festival Information
Dates: March 8th, 2015 (held annually the second Sunday of March)
Times of event: starts 13:00, ends 17:00
Cost: free
Website: http://www.takaosan.or.jp/english/asceticism.html
Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo
Access: 5 min walk from Takaosanguchi station on the Keio Line from Shinjuku

0634205801e7808335f1916c0da0c927558657f4_tn482x298#3. Japanese Culinary Immersion -L’art de Rosanjin (Nihonbashi, Tokyo) – If you are a foodie you will not want to miss this exhibition about Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959) who was an artist, sculptor, calligrapher and one of the greatest gourmet critics and restaurateurs of his generation. The exhibit guides you through his life while explaining the history of Japanese food.  Two of Rosanjin’s favourite restaurants Kyubey (sushi, Ginza) and Fukudaya (kaiseki, Yotsuya) are offering special tasting-style dishes at the exhibit. Great place for a date night!

Event Information
Dates: March 6th – March 24th, 2015
Times of event: Exhibit 11:00 – 23:00 (last entry 10.30pm)
Cost: Entrance  adults 1,000 yen, students 800 yen, elementary and under 600 yen, under two years free; food tickets (Kyubey, Fukudaya) 1,800 yen (max. 200 tickets/day); Keisuke Matsushima ‘Food Laboratory’ 1,300 yen (max. 600 tickets/day). Food tickets must be purchased together with exhibition tickets.
Website: www.lartderosanjin.com/en
Address: Coredo Muromachi Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (4F), 2-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03 6427 3633 (11am-6pm)
Access: 5 min walk from Mitsukoshimae Station (exist A6) on the Ginza and  Hanzomon lines

#4. Bridgestone Museum: Best of the Best (Kyobashi, Tokyo) If you have never been to the Bridgestone Museum, please do go before May main18, 2015. Why? Because the Bridgestone Museum of Art will close its doors for several years of renovation work. This last exhibit – Best of the Best – is a wonderful collection of  160 pieces of art which are considered the museum’s finest works out of their 1,800-piece collection. The Bridgestone Museum will not disappoint you with their amazing collection of art from ancient to Impressionism including paint to sculpture. Spend a few hours taking in the beauty!

Exhibit Information
Address: Bridgestone Museum of Art, 1-10-1 Kyobashi
Open hours: 10:00 – 17:00 Tuesday – Sundays, Closed Monday
Cost: Adults 600 yen, senior over 65 600 yen, students 500 yen,  children under 15 free
Access: 5 minute walk from JR Tokyo Sta. (Yaesu Central Exit) or 
5 minute walk from No.6 Exit or Meijiya Exit of Kyobashi Sta.on the Ginza

Website: http://www.bridgestone-museum.gr.jp/en/collection/search/


Tokyo Area March 7-8, 2015 Weekend Suggestions


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