MIDTOWN OPEN THE PARK 2018
20 April – 27 May 2018
Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi)
Held annually around the Golden Week holiday season at Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, this colourful event is full of fun and art to enjoy on the grass. On the programme this year: koi-nobori carp streamers, a street museum, yoga and more.
◆ Mid-Park Gallery – Koi-nobori Collection –
Find pop-design koi-nobori swimming in the lush green in the middle of Tokyo. The art carp streamers are the creation of some 80 artists and designers from Japan and abroad, to wish for children’s healthy growth. The creators include art directors Katsumi Asaba and Kashiwa Sato.
【date】 20 April – 6 May (cancellation in case of stormy weather)
【hours】 11 am – 9 pm
【place】 Midtown Garden
◆ Art koi-nobori making
Make your own carp streamer at a workshop supervised by Norio Fujishiro, a graphic designer.
【time】 4 – 5 May from 11 am to 5 pm
【place】 Midtown Garden (3F Galleria in case of rain)
【price】 Large: 1,000 yen / small: 700 yen (tax included)
* Distribution of numbered tickets prior to the workshop
◆ Carp-streamer Tunnel
A carp streamer is supposed to swim in the sky, but not this one! With a length of 25 meters and a diameter of 2.5 meters, this yuzen-dyed, colourful koi-nobori will lie on the ground as a tunnel for visitors to pass through.
【time】 3 – 6 May from 11 am – 5 pm (cancellation in case of rain or stormy weather)【place】 Midtown Garden
◆ Midpark Yoga
The biannual yoga event is so popular that this year, two sessions will be offered each day for a total of 14 days. And it’s free!
Morning yoga (Sat & Sun)
【date】 21 – 22 April, 12, 13, 19 & 20 May
【hours】1) 8:30 – 9:30 am; 2) 10:30 – 11:30 am
Evening yoga (Tue & Wed)
【date】 24-25 April, 8, 9, 15, & 16 May
【hours】1) 6:30 – 7:30 pm; 2) 8:30-9:30 pm
◆ Picnic Sheet Exhibition
Some 20 colourful “picnic sheets” will be placed on the grass, just like for cherry-blossom viewing parties.
【time】 7 – 27 May, from 11 am – 9 pm (cancellation in case of bad weather)
【place】 Midtown Garden
◆ Street Museum
Works by 6 winners of the 2017 Tokyo Midtown Award are on display. There will be special workshops during Roppongi Art Night.
【time】 16 March – 27 May, from 6:30 am – 0:30 am (the next day)
【place】 Plaza B1 Metro Avenue (in the corridor connected to Roppongi Station)
In 2018, RAN will be held on the last weekend in May, full of art, pop events, installations and performances.
【dates】 26 – 27 May
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