Tokyo’s Design Festa Gallery

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If you’re not too busy taking in all that’s wild and wonderful in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, you’ll certainly want to stop in at one of Japan’s most interesting art galleries – The Design Festa Gallery.

What

Design Festa is a unique world of artistic wonder, where one-of-a-kind artwork is displayed for anyone to see at no cost. You can meander about or stop and talk with the artists themselves, or relax in their cafe and have a bite or a drink while enjoying this creative space.

Currently the gallery is hosting two special-theme exhibitions The “Harajuku Kawaii” Exhibition from December 14th to 23rd and the third instalment of their popular, cat-themed, “Meow” Exhibition, from January 5th to 11th. I’m not going to lie, Stacey would probably love both of these exhibits.

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The gallery also works with the Tokyo Big Sight event which will be coming up on their 20th anniversary next year.

Also, next year the gallery will be founding a new event in August – the Gakuten. The event will serve as a miniature version of their main Design Festa event, and will be exclusively for students. Everyone at Design Festa is pretty excited about it.

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Where

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You can access the gallery from either the Harajuku or Meiji-jingumae Station with about a 5-10 minute walk. All the access details can be found on their website.

So when you’re in the area, be sure to check it out! :)

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