IKEBANA – An Exploration of Japanese Floral Art 2009.11.23-2010.01.17

Flower arrangement began in Japan as a form of offering to Buddha, then with the introduction of the shoin style of architecture during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573), it was used to decorate the rooms and the tearoom for the tea ceremony, the various styles being grouped together under the name “ikebana”.
Prologue   The Birth of Ikebana
Chapter 1   The Establishment of Ikebana
Chapter 2   The Age of Opulence
Chapter 3   The Birth of Schools and the Ikebana Explosion
Chapter 4   Receptacles for Flowers
Epilogue   Modern Ikebana and its Spread


Period:  November 23, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Opening Hours:   9:30 -17:30 (until 19:30 on Saturdays, 11:00 -17:30 on January 2 and January 3)
*Last entry :  30 minutes before closing
Closed:  Mondays (except November 23, January 4, January 11) , November 24, December 28 – January 1, and January 5
Venue:  Edo-Tokyo Museum
Address:  1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Tel:  03-3626-9974
Access:  (Via JR Sobu Line) 3 min walk from the west exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo Tokyo Museum)
(Via Subway Toei Oedo Line) 1 min walk from A4 exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo Tokyo Museum)

Special Exhibition Permanent & Special
Special Exhibition
Advance tickt
Adults 1200yen(960yen) 1440yen(1150yen) 1100yen
(College & Vocational School)
960yen(760yen) 1150yen(920yen) 860yen
(Junior highschool & High school)
Over 65 years old
600yen(480yen) 720yen (570yen) 500yen
(Elementary School)
600yen(480yen) 500yen

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 December 16-19


ACM SIGGRAPH (Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques)

Second ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, 16-19 December, 2009

Date:  Dec 16 (Wednesday) to Dec 19, 2009 (Saturday)

Venue:  Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama, Japan)

Address:  1-1-1 Minato Mirai Nishi-ku Yokohama

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques http://www.siggraph.org  is an interdisciplinary organisation concentrating on research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. SIGGRAPH provides information for the computer graphics community through its annual conference, publications and the SIGGRAPH Video Reviews.

The ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award is presented annually to an artist who has created a substantial and important body of work that significantly advances aesthetic content in the field of digital art.  Nominations for the 2010 award are accepted until November 1, at http://www.siggraph.org/programs/awards

SIGGRAPH is the best exhibition to meet the world’s leading experts on computer graphics and interactive techniques, to see international of art and animation and tomorrow’s technologies today.  You can find the products and services you need to achieve your creative visions and help with corporate growth. There will be thousands of researchers, developers, producers, providers of computer graphics and interactive techniques on display.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Computer Animation Festival award ceremony will be held on 17 December 2009 to honor the well-deserved award winners!


Jun Rekimoto (The University of Tokyo and Sony Computer Science Laboratories Director)

David Kirk (NVIDIA Fellow and former NVIDIA Chief Scientist)

Joe Rohde (Executive Designer and Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering)

Parties4Peace 2009.12.11 (Fri.)


Parties 4 Peace is an event production company that creates parties to promote peace through music and dance. By bringing people together from all nations, cultures and backgrounds, P4P hopes to create international understanding and peace. P4P is a non-profit production company that only works with DJs who volunteer their time and talent by playing P4P events for free.

All profits from the events are donated towards peace promoting NGO’s and support projects such as AIDS education in Ghana, environmental awarness in Cambodia, community building in El Salvador and various other peace projects happening around the world today. To join them in their peace efforts, please email to: parties4peace@gmail.com

DATE:  2009.12.11 (FRIDAY)

EARTH GROOVE “make your peace”


TIME: 22:00 – 05:00

DOOR: 3,000 yen / 2,500 with flyer

DJs Sam Fitzgerald (P4P), Aosawa (Redbox / Freerange Tokyo), Ahimsa (Burning Desire), DJ Yap (XLNTZ), and more…


For information:  03-5411-9339 or info@favela.jp

Address:  MR Bldg. 7F, 3-2-2 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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Top Model Japan 2009 Nov.29

Beauty Contest for Teens – Kids – Babies

Date: November 29th Starting time:  11:00 hs

Venue:  Gifu-ken, Kani-shi, Public Arts Center (ALA)

Free entrance

Tel: 0574-60-3311

Program: Fashion show, Live & Dance, Typical food, Stalls, Donations


Brazilian Cooking Class 2009.11.28

Enjoy learning traditional Brazilian dishes with native chef Roberto Festa and chef Mizinha. Italian and French cuisine lessons are also available. Let’s cook delicious Brazilian, Italian and French dishes!


Date:  Nov 28, 2009 (Saturday) (daily until December 31, 2009)

Time:  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm or 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Classes every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Price: ¥6,900 (recipe’s ingredients and Kitchenware, wine or Non-alcoholic beverage included)

Address: Tokyo-To Itabashi-ku (Toei Mita Line Itabashi kuyakushomae station)

Tel: 03-6273-2330

** Information in English is provided only by e-mail.**

e-mail Heydayjapan@hotmail.com

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