What to see in Tokyo: Design Festa Gallery Harajuku

Design Festa Gallery as they say it is ‘the space where the dreams of artists connect with visitors, ‘Ā . Ā  Ā The space allows anyone to exhibit as long as it is original. They have had over 4500 exhibits Ā since 1998. The space is constantly changing and there’s always something interesting to see. Ā It’s a great place to buy unique gifts and souvenirsĀ while in Tokyo.

DFG is also host to a biannualĀ International Art Event which is being heldĀ Nov 6 (sat) & 7 (sun), 2010 11:00 – 19:00 at the Tokyo Big Sight West hall 1, 2, 3, 4, Atrium & Outdoor. Ā This hugeĀ international art movementĀ has been going on since 1994 and this year has over 8500 artists from over 70 different countries attending Ā Something to check out if you are passing through town.

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What to see in Tokyo: Weddings @ Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine

The Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine in the Harajuku section of Tokyo is a great place to witness Japanese weddings of various traditions on the weekends. Ā The surrounding tree filled park is a great place to go if you need a break from the clean but crowded streets of Harajuku.

It is Toyko’s Central Park and can’t be missed. Ā The other reason to go is to see the famous Harujuku teens showing off there latest fashion creations in front of the Tori Gate. Ā The weddings are usually going on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ā I wonder if many of the brides getting married used to dress up as goth death-like dolls and hang out with their posse at the entrance?

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