Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the following changes will be made to the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi/OFF TO MEET. Please check the details before attending. We would also like to take this chance to sincerely apologize for these necessary changes.May the day converge as soon as possible, and your peaceful everyday life will return.
・SAKURA FOOD MARKET (3/28-3/29)
・OFF LINE BOOK MARKET (3/28-3/29)
・OFF LINE TALK STAGE (3/28-3/29)
・OFF LINE LIVE STAGE (3/29)
・Nihonbashi Infiorata @ Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. / COREDO Nihonbashi (3/28-3/31)
・Nihonbashi Infiorata @ YUITO (4/1-4/5)
・Tokyo, Spring, Music Festival - A Musical Sakura Town Gathering in Nihonbashi (3/15-3/16)
・Limited-time collaboration event between Mitsukoshi Department Store and the movie Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] (3/20-3/22)
・Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. Kyoto Temple which is associates with Jakuchu -the sparkle of life- (3/18-4/6)
・OFF LINE SACOCHE BAGS
While these were originally intended to be handed out over 3/28-3/29, we have made changes to the way they will be passed out. Now, they will be one of the presents for the SAKURA MENU WALK (from 3/30), given out at each participating restaurant to those who buy a sakura-themed menu item (while stock lasts).
For those of you who opt to stay home to lessen the chance of catching COVID-19, we would love you to join us online by checking out the following links. In this way, we hope the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi 2020 event can still bring a smile to people even during this difficult time when many events are being cancelled. Thank you all for your understanding in this matter.
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SAKURA FES オリジナルグッズの
コロナウィルス感染の影響により中止発表された「SAKURA FOOD MARKET」「圏外BOOK MARKET」で配布予定であった「圏外SACOCHE」及び「圏外BAG」。
今年のイベントテーマ「OFF TO MEET」を体現するイベントアイコンとして制作されたこちらのオリジナルアイテムを、以下の内容でプレゼントいたします。
SAKURA FES NIHONBASHI/OFF TO MEET
対象店舗：SAKURA MENU WALKに参加の各店舗
An artist currently residing in Tokyo, in her art she often portrays unique, geometrical shapes. She has exhibited her work both domestically and internationally, as well as turning her hand to designing book covers.
Since graduating from Musashino University, Colliu has held exhibitions of her paintings both domestically and internationally, as well as appeared in magazines and shows as a model. Her work ranges from drawings and paintings that employ bright, contrasting colors that pop, to solid objects and original goods. She expresses her unique world view through her art, weaving together a wide variety of techniques. She is also active in other areas, such as with NEWoMan’s window display and in an artist collaboration with RIMOWA.
Born in 1987, Tamamura graduated from Kyoto Seika University’s Faculty of Design . He currently works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and artist. The concept behind his work is the importance of both individual and group, original and copy - the robotic lines and surfaces of his hand-drawn designs seeming to have been drawn by a computer.
Established in 2009 and based in Nihonbashi, this creative studio works on a wide range of design projects, from using motion graphics in image production in the entertainment world, to presentation media such as graphical user interfaces and interaction design. In 2019 they were in charge of creative direction for the popular summer event, ECOEDO Nihonbashi.
Born in Okinawa, after graduating from the Kuwazawa Design Institute, he worked at Minato Ishikawa Associates Inc. and Taku Satoh Design Office (now TSDO) which led to his becoming independent under the name Sarui no Design. Aside from graphic design, he also works as an illustator and calligrapher, and regularly holds solo art exhibitions, including Ryokoki (A Journal of Travels) at HB Gallery (2016), Mono no E-ten (An Exhibition of Things) at Farmer’s Table (2018), and Yama no Natsu-ten (Summer in the Mountains Exhibition) at Yama no Table (2019).
Born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1992, he was then raised in Osaka. Mizobuchi studied illustration in the Faculty of Design at Kyoto Seika University and moved to Tokyo after graduating. His work focuses primarily on paintings and three-dimensional objects. He has taken part in both solo and group exhibitions, provided artwork, and created murals. His works aim to communicate how any single action or movement can ellicit a deeper understanding of self.
Murai Satoshi is a film director, musician, and artist. On Twitter, he goes by “Okonomiyaki Yakukura” in Japanese. He also was a supervisor of hiphop band ALT, a member of design unit TYMOTE, and received second place in the third Genron Chaos Lounge New Art School Selections. He occasionally performs on musical instruments. As of 2008, he manages the sound/visuals of rock band “bed”, currently active in Tokyo and Osaka. He has also supervised music videos such as “Teki ga Inai Kuni” (Country with No Enemies), “Sonzaikan” (Presence) and “Uso to Bonno” (Lies and Worldly Desires) by KREVA; “Rapt in Fantasy” by Ishino Takkyu, and “Lucky” by Oh Shu.
Born in 1992,Yairi works as an artist, illustrator, and designer, with a focus on graphics in all three areas. He has garnered a number of awards, including first prize in the HB File Competition (the Masayoshi Nakajou Award) and placing in the Notebook Exhibition Grand Prix. Last year, in both February and August, he held a solo exhibition at HB Gallery, and in November took part in “Here is ZINE”which TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS was hosting.
This installation was designed following the NIHONBASHI MEGURU FES, which included both the Meguru Noren Exhibition and FUROSHIKI TOKYO. It was created in connection with the town, showing its many facets.
Designer & Director: Nakano Takuro / Concept Planner: Sekoguchi Haruka
The Tree of Light Japan
A joint project between Japan and the US, with planning and production by BASCULE, and modelling and development by SYMMETRY LAB and EMC PRODUCTIONS. Last year marked the first time this main installation at the famous Burning Man event was brought to Japan.
UQiYO is a Japanese indie electropop band/project led by producer Yuqi, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a performing act, Yuqi (guitar, vocals, keyboard) plays alongside Sima (percussions) and Mica (Keyboards, chorus), newly joined from 2019.
Switch off your phones and connect to the town.
So much of what we see and do is optimized and curated;
Why not take a break to enjoy the thrill of the unknown?
OFF TO MEET - the key to a new experience.
Disconnect from constant notifications;
switch off and meet the community around you.
It’s time to stop worrying about efficiency, convenience, and rationale.
Go with the flow.
Now is your chance to encounter new people
and take part in experiences that only Nihonbashi has to offer.
A unique and one-of-a-kind spring is waiting for you in Nihonbashi.
Some events in the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi have been adjusted or cancelled.
Click here for more information.
3/15 (Sun) - 4/5 (Sun)
This exhibit features eight artists’ works, all made under the theme of “”the Nihonbashi only available offline.”
Artists: Kawai Haruna, Colliu, Tamamura Satoshi, flapper3 Inc., Machida Kaoru,
Mizobuchi Tamano, Murai Satoshi, Yairi Kouichi
3/16 (Mon) - 3/31 (Tues)
Display time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
This installation uses Nihonbashi’s weeping cherry blossoms as a motif. Words are caught up in the soft breeze while the backround music blends with the surrounding voices, and conversations bloom between passersby.
3/16 (Mon) - 3/31 (Tues)
Performance time 4:00pm-10:00pm*The piano is available to play from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, except during performance times.
This interactive light-up art installation was the talk of the town when it debuted last spring, and has been upgraded to incorporate a playable street piano. The 8,000 leaves of the cherry tree change colors based on the timbre of the music, allowing passersby to freely summon spring with a song.
Artist: The Tree of Light Japan
3/15 (Sun) - 4/5 (Sun)
For a limited time only, around 170 participating shops in the area will have sakura-themed menus. Order a themed menu item to receive an original Sakura Fes Nihonbashi pin badge on a first-come-first-serve basis.
3/15 (Sun) - 4/5 (Sun)*Light-up times will differ depending on the location.
Various buildings throughout Nihonbashi will be illuminated a stunning pink color in the theme of sakura. The sakura trees lining Edo Sakura-dori Street will also be strung with lights. Take an evening stroll along the beautifully lit streets and enjoy the coming of spring.
3/28 (Sat), 3/29 (Sun)
This special event takes place for only two days within the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi.
Included are a number of exclusive events sure to captivate,
such as food and book markets, live music, panel discussions, and more.
Due to containment efforts to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus),
some events in the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi have been adjusted or cancelled.
For updates, please see the notes in red under each event.
From March 28th, presents for participating in the SAKURA MENU WALK will be given out directly at each store (while stock lasts).*Available until stock runs out.
10,000 people can receive an original sacoche bag that cuts off phone signals, allowing you to pop your phone in your bag and forget about it to enjoy your day out.
Fukutoku Garden*In the event of rain, the market will be set up in the Edo Sakura-dori Street Underground Passageway.
Bookstores around the country have assembled a market wherein visitors can enjoy the tactile beauty of books that is simply impossible to experience with a cellphone. Additionally, Asia Book Market’s participation ensures enjoyable collection of books you would be unlikely to find anywhere else in Japan.
12:00pm-6:00pm*Available until supply runs out.
Fukutoku Garden*May be postponed in the event of rain
Nihonbashi has long been considered a town of many culinary delights. At this gourmet event, historical restaurants and well-known shops have gathered under the theme of “only available today”, offering a menu of top-grade delicacies for affordable prices.
3/29 (Sun) 6:00pm-7:00pm
Price: Free Entry
Live performances are a once-in-a-lifetime event. This spring, enjoy a special, unique live show, available only here in Nihonbashi.
Price: ¥1,000 per person
This panel discussion includes talks by a number of researchers and creators on four distinct themes, under the overarching topic of the impact of cell phone usage in the modern day.
Guests:Satoru Ikeuchi ,Natsuyo Chinsho , haru.,Soryo Matsumura ,Juichi Yamagiwa , Natsumi Wada, Isao Sarashina, and more
Moderators:Naoki Ono ,Takao Kunori
3/28 (Sat) - 3/31 (Tue)
10:30am-7:00pm3/28 (Sat) 10:30am- : Ticketing opens for attendees (closes when all spots are filled)
Infiorata means “decorated with flowers” in Italian, and a special Pikachu from Pokemon Center DX Tokyo and Pokemon Cafe will make an exceptionally floral stage appearance.*For details, please check
the official website for each venue.
4/1 (Wed) - 4/5 (Sun)
Keeping with the traditional spirit of Nihonbashi, this display includes three-dimensional art pieces of sakura and fresh bamboo that allow visitors to get a taste of traditional Japan.
3/15 (Sun) - 3/16 (Mon)
Usher in spring in Tokyo at this classical music festival, which has once again made its way to Nihonbashi.
3/20 (Fri) - 3/22 (Sun)
10:00am-7:00pm*Stage event on 3/21 (Sat) is at 6:00pm.
Event finishes on 3/22 (Sun) at 6:00pm.
Edo Sakura-dori Street Underground Passageway*Stage event is at COREDO Muromachi Terrace Oyane Hiroba (Outdoor Plaza)
Come and see an exhibition of illustrations and browse limited-time goods commemorating the film’s release on 3/28 (Sat). There is a voice actor panel on 3/21.
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