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We are making up for lost time and lost events in Suginami, Tokyo! Check them out if you are visiting Tokyo during the fall season.
October: (20th & 21st) Asagaya Jazz Streets jazz festival, (28th & 29th) Koenji Fest subculture festival
November: (2nd-5th) Ogikubo Music Festival for classical music, (3rd-23rd) Trolls in the Park outdoor art exhibits, (4th & 5th) family fun in the park at Suginami Festa, (7th-10th) barhopping at the Asagaya Nomiya Festival, shopping and tea-sampling at Nishiogi Chasampo, (24th- Dec. 3rd) Fall Foliage Illumination at Otaguro Park
After a few years’ hiatus from the series, we’ve finally created a new “How-to” manga, this time illustrating how to use Japanese hair salons. It’s widely known that the technique and quality of Japanese beauty salons and hair care services are a cut above the rest (pun intended), but when you are visiting Tokyo you may not think it easy to go visit one and utilize their services. From Japanese Hair Straightening to dyeing services and everything in between, we hope this manga guide will help you make use of them! Check it out here.
After a very long hiatus, Suginami’s summer festivals return this year with the Asagaya Tanabata Festival (August 4-8) and the Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori Festival (August 26 & 27). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been 4 years since since we could enjoy these festivals, so start planning now, as many people have been eagerly waiting for their return. We are looking forward to the excitement again this summer!