Balloon couture by Japanese designer Rie Hosokai.

Click on the image to see a gallery of Rie’s works. I wonder if those dresses are expensive…

Um sonho na areia

Ilana Yahav, artista israelense, desenha sobre uma mesa de luz utilizando seus dedos e areia, criando paisagens, pessoas, estórias…

Yume Fest Tokyo 2010 “Making the World Smaller”

YUME FEST is based on one simple idea : To create a global festival, offering a unique artistic selection while bringing the rising stars together from the disciplines of Music, Art, and Fashion to build bridges between different cities around the world. YUME FEST “Makes The World Smaller”
Music                                                    Art                                                  Fashion


Date:  November 12th & 13th, 2010 (Friday & Saturday)

YUME FEST along with strategic partners ENTTOKYO present this truly unique event with a goal of providing a platform for discussion about global business trends and issues that are on the minds of individuals who are looking to bridge the global gap between the music, art, and fashion industries for independents, as well as major label acts and artists in Japan.

November 13th, 2010; YUME FEST MAIN DAY

For further information, please visit the site:

Tokyo Graphic Passport 2010

Think, Touch, Talk To The World

Exhibition and workshop of graphic designers and illustrators from around the world.
Date: September 23 – September 29, 2010
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda & Kudan Kaikan
Programs: Conference, Exhibition, Portfolio Viewing Award, Workshop and Talk session
Conference: Japan’s largest creative conference with a lineup of top creators from around the world at the Kudan Kaikan in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward.
Date: September 24 (Fri) – 25 (Sat) – 2 days  / 5 sessions
Venue:  Kudan kaikan
Address:  1-6-5  Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Exhibition: Exhibition of works by international ensemble of guest creators.
Date: September 23 (Thu) – 29 (Wed) – 7 days
September 23 (Thu) – 24 (Fri):  Graphic Design /  Photography
September 25 (Sat) – 26 (Sun):  Art + Illustration / Motion Graphic + Interactive
Time: 12:00 – 19:00
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda 1F
6-11-14  Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Portfolio Viewing Award
Portfolio viewing awards will be hold over 4 days at the same venue as the 3331 Arts Chiyoda exhibition. The portfolios of those up-and-coming creators selected from the many entrants from Norway, England, Hong Kong, Japan, and all over the world in the 4 categories of graphic art, motion graphics, photography, and illustration will be presented for all to see.

Workshops and Talk Session
September 23 (Thu) and September 26 (Sun) – 2 days
Venue:  3331 Arts Chiyoda

“Ponyo on the Cliff … ” Exhibition

“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”  Exhibition

“By using simple animations drawn with a pencil, I want to control and move everything that appears within each frame.”  In the animated movie Ponyo, Hayao Miyazaki wanted to go back to the roots of animation by creating everything by hand and limiting the use of digital animation.  To make the film standout background scenes were made more detailed and lifelike, the characters were outlined with even controlled lines.  While it would have been easier to do the animation on the computer he took up the challenge as a route to rethink the idea of what it means to draw and animate.

Visitors to this exhibition will find out how the movie “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” was created by Miyazaki and his team.  You will learn how they strove to exploit the best characteristics of hand drawing in the animated film.  They focused on meticulous depiction of the lively movements of living things using thick pencilled lines. This exhibition traces the story of Ponyo, and focuses on several scenes in particular that show how they were created.

Also on view are a large number of illustrations created for the animation, key frames and in-betweens that visitors can actually pick up and examine. Sculptures of Ponyo and large fish are also on display.


From 2009-05-23 To 2010-05-01
Closed on Mondays except July 20th.


Adults and students ¥1000, High and Junior high school ¥700, Elementary school ¥400, Children over 4 years old ¥100

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Note:Advance Tickets Only!


Navitime (Japanese)
Yahoo (Japanese)


15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by Community Bus from the South Exit of JR Mitaka Station.


The West Park of Inokashira Park, 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0013
Phone: 0570-055777

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