V day Osaka 2017 presents a bilingual performance of Eve Ensler’s world-famous ‘The Vagina Monologues’ with subtitles in both Japanese and English. The play is based on V-day founder Ensler’s interviews with over 200 women and explores female strength and sexuality. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
The charity performance aims to celebrate the strength of women, while raising awareness of violence against women and children. We will also have a small art exhibition. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Ikuno Gakuen: a non-governmental/non-profit organization that offers various services for survivors of domestic violence or other forms of abuse, including support for foreign residents and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Ikuno Gakuen has a long history deeply rooted in the local community.
A paid-entry illumination event with a very Japanese theme, this is a great way to get festive in Osaka this winter. Taking their inspiration from the Taisho period, the show will take you back to the Japan of a century […]
This winter light-up takes place at five different locations including Odori Park, Sapporo Eki-mae Dori and Minami 1-Jo Dori. All locations switch on the lights on November 22nd, but while Odori Park finishes on Christmas day, Sapporo Station continues until […]
A festival in which locals dress up as demons and scare the bejesus out of young children. There are also bonfires, a dramatic explanation of the reason for the festival, taiko drumming and mochi hurling. While you’re in town, take […]
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 event has been scaled back significantly. Many of the more vigorous events will not take place. This fiery celebration takes place in mid-March each year in and around Himure Hachimangu Shrine in the city of […]