On July 22nd and 23rd, Tokyo Big Sight will come alive with creativity, hosting the largest creators’ festival in Japan – the Handmade in Japan Festival 2023.

All About Handmade in Japan Festival

Handmade In Japan Festival

This annual festival is a vibrant gathering of creators from all over Japan, engaging in various creative activities, from arts and crafts to fashion and accessories. Here you’ll find original works of art exhibited and sold, making it a must-visit for all art enthusiasts and those who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade goods.

Immersive Creative Culture

The Handmade in Japan festival epitomizes the fusion of unique Japanese creativity and handmade precision. With more than 3,000 creators setting up their own unique booths, the venue at Tokyo Big Sight will be overflowing with originality and creativity.

Creator’s Area and Live Painting

Photo Handmade In Japan Festival
Photo Handmade In Japan Festival

The festival offers an immersive experience with its “Creator’s Area,” where original works spanning fashion, art, interior design, and handicrafts are exhibited and sold. It also hosts workshops led by popular creators and traditional craftsmen, offering attendees a firsthand experience of the creative process. The highlight of the festival is the live painting sessions, where you can witness creators bring their artworks to life right before your eyes.

Music, Play, Food, and More

The “Music & Play Area” will showcase eight up-and-coming artists who will take the stage to provide the perfect soundtrack to your festival experience.

Photo Handmade In Japan Festival
Photo Handmade In Japan Festival

In addition, the “Food & Cafe Area” is a haven for foodies. It offers a variety of handmade foods, from carefully selected coffees and condiments to pastries and sweets from across Japan. Notably, the area will also feature seasonal and event-exclusive jams and sweets.

Event Details

  • Name: Handmade in Japan Festival 2023
  • Dates: July 22nd (Sat) – July 23rd (Sun), 2023
  • Time: 11:00 – 19:00
  • Venue: Tokyo Big Sight West 1・2 Hall
  • Address: 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo
  • Closest Stations: Rinkai Line “Kokusai-Tenjijo Station” (7-minute walk), Yurikamome Line “Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station” (3-minute walk)

Ticket Information

  • Advance Tickets: 1,300 JPY for a one-day pass, 2,000 JPY for a two-day pass.
  • Same-day Tickets: 1,500 JPY for a one-day pass, 2,500 JPY for a two-day pass.
  • Entry is free for elementary school students and below.

The Sum Up

The Handmade in Japan Festival 2023 is an ode to Japanese creativity, craftsmanship, and cultural diversity. This immersive event is set to be a summer highlight you won’t want to miss. Experience the incredible fusion of arts, crafts, music, food, and more in Odaiba.

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