Since 1994 it takes place, and twice a year – Accordingly, this year takes place the 30. Edition of the Design Festa instead of. The concept is simple: It is open to everyone, anything makes the original, and that nothing. This year there are a total of 8,500 Artist. However, visitors pay admission, but he is truly civil: A day ticket costs 800 Yen in advance, otherwise 1,000 Yen-site. The festival lasts two days – Who wants to go both days, pay 1,800 Yen.
The headquarters of the organizers, including. two galleries tucked away in Harajuku, the fashion stronghold of Tokyo. The building can be, one has found the corner, hardly fail (see above). The whole area there is an artists' quarter, very quiet, with lots of interesting boutiques and cafes (such as the brilliantly situated café or. Restaurant between the two Design Festa galleries).
In May, the Design Festa held in Odaiba, This weekend it is in Big Sight, one of the largest exhibition center in the city (Rinkaisen: Bahnhof 国际 展示 场 Tenjijō Kokusai-sen und Yurikamome, Bahnhof 有 明 Ariake). These are huge halls, arrive where all sorts of artists – Clothing- and jewelry designer, Calligraphers, Small artists, etc.. usf. The great advantage: Thus the artist to produce something, You can usually buy it there. And there's something for every taste. Otherwise, the atmosphere is fantastic, because really everyone can participate.
Above, a selection of “Stupid sayings t-shirts”, it also occasionally gives. Practically: The T-shirt in the center-left, says that since “私はアメリカ人ではありません” – I am not an American. Can sometimes be useful in Japan, and who will attract, is quickly determined with the locals this week.
Well, Culinary and there are a few things artful. And last but not least in art may not be missing musician – both inside and there is one stage, in many bands around. 30 Minutes have, to represent.
Among them was a band called today 白 病 Shiroyamai (to German: White disease), eine interesting Metal-Band aus Japan in bester Zombie-Way. Website, there are here. Because of the rain looked very few in the whole of Middle, but the band was still all – and all was apparently drunk after a good. Below is a video of the performance, I have today received the:
The Design Festa is way more famous abroad – meanwhile bore traveling artists from other countries in Asia, of America, Australia and Europe. The main website (multilingual, even with German) apparent to Mon here.
So if tomorrow in Tokyo bored and have nothing better intends (yes it is raining), should drop by – It is worth.
The Word of the Day: Art geijutsu. The Arts.