Monday, May 14, 2012

Day Three in Japan - Tokyo Design Festa

After a morning trip on the luxurious Shinkansen from Nagoya to Tokyo, yesterday was all about the Design Festa.

I've always had trouble describing the Design Festa in a manner that really did it justice.  "An international art event" just was never enough.  Quoting from the brochure is better... "The creative chaos of original art..... jam packed with genre-crossing, off the wall artworks and exciting live performances guaranteed to inspire and enchant..."  And it's not just the 10,000 exhibiting artists / designers / crafters / performers spread over 3,000 booths and two stages that are a sight to be seen, but there are many visitors themselves dressed in expressive fashion and cosplay.  

Thanks Design Festa, it was mind-blowing as always!  See you again next year!

*If you're lucky enough to be in Japan at the time, the Design Festa is also in both May and November every year*


ejorpin said...

Wow! I've never heard of the Design Festa but it looks and sounds AMAZING! I think I may have to check it out come November...

wimcee said...

Totally mind-blowing Mel - love the trophy heads; love it all!!!

vicki from in.cube8r said...

I'm flat out with life in general, but every day when I see your lovely blog, I make the time to see your wonderful adventures. You are living the dream Melanie, and I'm living vicariously through you!! Absolutely loving the photos - when will you be releasing a book of your travels!?!! xxxx

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