Tokyo will hold the largest fashion and art event in Japan called Tokyo Creative Salon (TCS). Happening from 15 to 31 March 2020, the TCS will organise a variety of fashion and art activations across five key districts of the area – Nihonbashi, Marunouchi, Shibuya, Ginza and Daikanyama.
This will be the first time for an event to be held simultaneously in five different venues. In an effort to position Tokyo as one of the fashion cities after Paris, Milan, New York and London, each Tokyo district will feature a unique line-up of exhibitions and activations including street runways, art installations, dance performances and talk sessions.
Nogizaka46, a popular Japanese idol girl group, has been appointed as the Official Ambassador of TCS and will be making a special appearance at opening events and on promotional pamphlets of the event. Japanese solo artist, Kavka Shishido, has also been invited as the guest artist for TCS to design the event poster. Visitors can also look forward to Shisido’s very own live performance “el tempo”.
Tokyo Creative Salon: NIHONBASHI
To celebrate Nihonbashi’s rich cultural history and its people, the Nihonbashi district will be themed “OFF TO MEET” – encouraging visitors to turn off their mobile devices and immerse fully in what Nihonbashi has to offer.
“KENGAI, OUT OF SERVICE” SACOCHE
A pouch that disconnects the smartphone from its reception. 10,000 pieces will be distributed as a gift at the special event, “KENGAI, OUT OF SERVICE” NIHONBASHI on 28 and 29 March. As more individuals are getting social media fatigue from the increasing addiction to their smartphones, experience Nihonbashi in a unique way with this Sacoche bag.
Sakura Menu Walk
Approximately 170 stores in Nihonbashi will offer “spring” and “cherry blossom” menus for a limited time only, and visitors will receive an original Sacoche badge upon an order.
Nihonbashi Art Gate
Artists create works with the theme of “Nihonbashi (that is) unrecognisable by the smartphone”. the dull underground is filled with colours for a limited time only.
Tokyo Creative Salon: MARUNOUCHI
The new Marunouchi district will entice fashion enthusiasts and curious tourists with the charm and power that it possesses. Appointed as the ambassador, Kundo Koyama is a TV writer and screenwriter of various award-winning programs.
PASSION! Marunouchi RUNWAY (Marunouchi Nakadori Front of Marunouchi)
Marunouchi Nakadori transforms into a red runway, with full-scale fashion shows showcasing various themes from different organisations. Marunouchi will transform into a gallery and a “passionate design street”.
PASSION! Opening (Maru Cube)
The opening event will outline its concept, activities and performers. A talk session by the area ambassador will be held to explain the event significance in Marunouchi, and the appeal of Marunouchi Fashion Week will be conveyed.
“Fun in the Life” Exhibition in Marunouchi Fashion Week (Maru Cube)
Hobonichi presents a shopping festival with a focus on stylish fashion. This exhibition will allow visitors to experience “Fun in the life” through valuable shops and specially prepared products and food.
Tokyo Creative Salon: GINZA
Ginza transcends the boundaries of different genders, nationalities, ages, cultures and eras. Through the years, Ginza has undergone changes and cultural fusions, moulding Ginza into a multifaceted and lively district of Tokyo.
GINZA ROOFTOP PROJECT
Explore the “rooftop” of Ginza with exhibited artworks inspired from various perspectives! Held from 15 to 31 March, the Ginza Rooftop Project is an art exhibition curated by “TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC RESEARCH”. The exhibition will be held on the rooftops of notable landmarks, such as Matsuya Ginza, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Wako and Tokyo Plaza Ginza.
Themed ‘Ginza’, artists including well-known photographer, Mayumi Hosokura, and musician, Shuta Hasunuma, will express a new perspective of Ginza through the diverse sensibilities of the artists.
THINK BORDER. MEET BORDERLESS. Fashion Show (Taimei Elementary School)
WEWILL, will be presenting its all-new 2020-2021 AW collection on 15 March (subject to change). WEWILL is the brainchild of Japanese fashion designer, Hidetaka Fukuzono, with a concept for “clothes to attract quietly”. The collection will feature the culture of the brand’s roots in Ginza.
REFLECTIONS OF PATTERN (Tokyu Plaza Ginza)
This art installation by spatial designer, Minori Yamazaki, combines the usage of a 3D cubic kaleidoscope, “CUMOS”, and fashion on the rooftop where original patterns, along with its reflection and continuity, are expressed in an infinite world.
BORDERLESS Fashion beyond borders (Ginza Mitsukoshi)
A fashion exhibition by 4 groups of fashion designers. This includes works from Noritaka Tatehana, who is best known for the shoes worn by Lady Gaga, and PUGMENT, who has attracted much attention from the Japanese art scene. Together, they will explore “borderless art pieces” without restriction to gender, age and body.
Keigo Higashino × Jun Ikeido (Ginza Mystery – Intersection of 2 Mysteries)
From 20 to 22 March, visitors can anticipate a time of mystery-solving of the stories by Japanese novelists, Keigo Higashino and Jun Ikeido’s “Kyoichiro Kaga Series” and “Naoki Hanzawa Series” respectively.
Tokyo Creative Salon: SHIBUYA
Embodying three forms of the Japanese meanings for wa, the Shibuya district will be a hub for visitors to witness the Japanese spirit, sustainable ring, and movement circle.
Look forward to the 2-part fashion show, where up-and-coming designers present the latest styles in SHIBUYA FIRST STEP, as well as “Shibuya Style” where Shibuya’s large commercial complex shows off real clothes.
FASHIONART (Walk-around Art) (Various venues in Shibuya)
DESIGNART, which has held design and art festivals in Tokyo that recorded 220,000 participants, joins the creative production team, to create fashion and art with new artists in the culturally diversified Shibuya.
XHIASMA Project #002 (transient X) (Shibuya QWS)
The project brings together Ema Yuasa (dancer and choreographer), Tamae Hirokawa (fashion designer), Yutaka Endo (technical director), and world’s end girlfriend (musician) to share their perspectives on “life”.
Tokyo Creative Salon: DAIKANYAMA
The Daikanyama district invites visitors to “THINK ALTERNATIVE” as the small district reflects the combination of both modernity and tradition as well as high and street culture. Through traditional kimonos and the latest technology, Daikanyama offers an “alternative”. Oki Sato is the creator behind the activations at Daikanyama.
Kashiyama Daikanyama is a place that stimulates the five senses with fashion, food, design and art. During the TCS, visitors will get to experience what it’s like to put on vintage kimonos. The winning works of Fashion Koshien will also be exhibited here.
couen car (Kashiyama Daikanyama 1F Gallery Shibuya)
DeNA presents a “smart city” that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) not only for efficiency and productivity, but also to match “human emotions”. Look forward to the display of the automated self-driving car that represents the future.
Kimono Fashion Show “Love Japan’s Beauty” (Tokyo College of Music Nakamegura / Daikanyama Campus TCM Hall)
Feel the heart of Japan at the Kimono Fashion Show through the beauty of traditional Japanese garments. Gathered from different kimono production areas, appreciate the traditional skills and beauty of the Kimono.
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