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, ‘ .    The space allows anyone to exhibit as long as it is original. They have had over 4500 exhibits  since 1998. The space is constantly changing and there’s always something interesting to see.  It’s a great place to buy unique gifts and souvenirs while in Tokyo.

DFG is also host to a biannual International Art Event which is being held Nov 6 (sat) & 7 (sun), 2010 11:00 – 19:00 at the Tokyo Big Sight West hall 1, 2, 3, 4, Atrium & Outdoor.  This huge international art movement has been going on since 1994 and this year has over 8500 artists from over 70 different countries attending  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.  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.  The other reason to go is to see the famous Harujuku teens showing off there latest fashion creations in front of the Tori Gate.  The weddings are usually going on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  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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