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Itabashi fireworks Festival

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I went to the Itabashi Fireworks Festival held on August 5.

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This year was also the 80-year anniversary of the starting of this fireworks festival, so there was a huge crowd.

On the banks of the large river called the Arakawa River, as many as 15,000 fireworks were launched into the sky one after another.

Itabashi fireworks Festival – 板橋花火大会 (Japanese)

The Sumida River Firework Festival

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The Sumida River Firework Festival is a firework festival that is held every year on the last Saturday in July along the riverbed of the river Sumida.
Because of the earthquake disaster, this year the festival was held on August 27.

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A total of 20,000 well designed fireworks lit up the night sky with bright colors.

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There were a lot of girls wearing traditional costumes and they all looked very pretty.

The Sumida River Firework Festival - 隅田川花火大会
Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival (wikipedia)

The Awa Odori Festival in Koenji

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At the end of the summer, I went to the Awa Odori Festival held in Koenji.

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The Awa Odori Festival originates from Tokushima and is one of the traditional dance festivals in Japan.

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The Awa Odori Festival in Koenji is one of the three biggest dance festivals in Japan, and each year, approximately 10,000 people dancers gather together from all over the country.

Each region has its own individual characteristic in terms of dance style, musical instrument and costumes. It was really interesting to watch.

Tokyo Awa Odori Festival - 東京阿波踊り
Awa Dance Festival (wikipedia)

More with Google campaign

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The “More with Google” campaign, which began in November for Google Japan, uses entertaining movie clips to introduce ways to use Google for purposes other than search.
One of my favorites is the “fashion show” clip, where the users display whatever clothing they wish using the image search function, and project the image onto their bodies to have a make-believe fashion show.

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In another movie, a group takes a discarded car and modifies it into a “spaceship,” displaying images of the universe and the moon using Google Earth to take a trip to outer space.
These clips appear as TV commercials sometimes, and I think they’re much more memorable and fun in comparison with other commercials. What kind of campaigns does Google run in your country?

More with Google campaign

Tokyo sample sale Information

Tokyo sample sale Information

Although winter sales start in January, each brand and apparel company conducts a sample sale before the real sale season starts. The time for those sample sales is now. Although it’s been posted that “Those without an invitation cannot enter,” you may receive an invitation if you go to venue.

Sharing information on sales in Tokyo only.

hio(shoes)
Dec.10 – 12 AM10:00-PM7:00
2-18-24.1F Takada, Toshima-ku Tokyo

Invitation Required

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CITRUS NOTES(Apparel)
Brand
ATSURO TAYAMA / CITRUS NOTES / A.T /SELFRAME

Dec.3 PM13:00-PM8:00
Dec.4 AM10:00-PM6:00
7-22-17 Nishi gotanda,Shinagawa-ku
News (japanese)

Invitation Required

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COLE HAAN(shoes/bags)
Dec.10 AM11:00-PM9:00
Dec.11 AM11:00-PM5:00

2-14-6-9F Kita Aoyama,Minato-ku
Access

Invitation Required

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INTERBRIDGE(Apparel)
Brand
Lavenham / MONCLER / heliopole / J&M DAVIDSON / MACKINTOSH / 14Bis

Dec.3 AM11:00-PM8:00
Dec.4 AM11:00-PM5:00

1-17-6 Aobadai,Meguro-ku

Invitation Required

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TOMORROWLAND(Apparel)
Brand
Des Pres / TOMORROWLAND / BACCA / BALLSEY / GALERIE VIE / MACPHEE / Edition

Dec.3 PM3:00-PM9:00
Dec.4 AM10:00-PM7:00
Dec.5 AM10:00-PM5:00

2-5-7 Ariake,Koto-ku

Invitation Required

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ONWARD(Apparel)
Brand
DAKS / Paul Smith / GIANFRANCO FERRE / MISSONI / STRENESSE / 23区 / ICB
/ prideglide / VIA BUS STOP / CELINE / SONIA RYKIEL / Feroux / J.PRESS
/ JOSEPH HOMME / MICHAEL KORS / rosebullet / SUIVI / Vanilla Confusion
/ anyFAM by KUMIKYOKU FAM / anySIS by KUMIKYOKU SiS / Calvin Klein
Jeans / CERRUTI1881 / ck Calvin Klein / Dip Drops / field/dream /
JOSEPH / NAVE / 組曲 / 自由区 / JANE MORE / DOLLY GIRL BY ANNA SUI /
23区SPORT / 五大陸 / 23区HOMME / Deux CONCEPT LABO / DAKS GOLF / MICHAEL
MICHAEL KORS / Calvin Klein underwear / SONIA SONIA RYKIEL / OPENING
CEREMONY

Dec.10 AM10:00-PM7:00
Dec.11 AM10:00-PM7:00
Dec.12 AM10:00-PM6:00

Tokyo big sight
3-21-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Access

Invitation Required

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MACH55 Ltd. showroom(Apparel)
Brand
ELEY KISHIMOTO / FRANK LEDER

Dec.9 – 12 PM12:00-PM7:00

mach55-contact[at]mbr.nifty.com
tel:03-5784-3555

Request invitations via email or telephone

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )

The craft market “Momiji Ichi” took place on October 23rd and 24th. The market started in 2006 with 21 stallholders and 5 staff, this year it grew to 105 stallholders and 52 staff.

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
TSUPERA TSUPERA Workshop

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
MIZUSHIMA’S STATIONERY

This popular event was held in fine fall weather on the banks of the Tama river in Tokyo.

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
Ryoko Ishii Dolls

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
HANDMADE SHUES UZURA

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
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With events such as CRAFT、PHOTO, ILLUST & ZINE、FOOD & DRINK、LIVE along with shopping and workshops to participate in, there’s something for everyone in this fall market.

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
NIKKO COFFE

Momiji Ichi ( Maple market )
Sunday bake shop cakes

Momiji Ichi (japanese)

RIBBONESIA

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Beautiful animal sculpture by ribbons & more!
用緞帶做成的漂亮的動物造型.

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I’m a big fan of RIBBONESIA site, and finally I could see them in real world ;)
我是Ribbonesia的超級粉絲。終於有機會親眼見到 ;)

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All of the animals are so delicate and wonderful. Can you guess who’s who…?
所有的小動物都好精緻可愛。你可以猜出誰是誰嗎…?

RIBBONESIA

Nebuta in Shibuya

Nebuta in Shibuya

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Nebuta (or Neputa) is famous summer festival in Aomori. Suddenly we heard the shout – “Rassera, Rassera!” in Shibuya.

Nebuta in Shibuya

Nebuta in Shibuya

Cute girls jumped out in the street, then boys & girls in flower bamboo hat, musicians, mature dancers…and of course, Nebuta float!

Nebuta in Shibuya

Nebuta in Shibuya

The float spin again & again in narrow Shibuya Center street. All the people at there was so excited!

Nebuta in Shibuya

Shibuya Nebuta 2010 (Youtube )
Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Wikipedia)

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