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Through Sept. 8, 2013:Tokyo. Ukiyo-e: Floating World from the Saito Collection. A range of wood-block prints at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo. 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

The Power of Manga exhibitionThe Power of Manga exhibition

Through Sept. 8, 2013:Tokyo. The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishimori, at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit pays tribute to two of Japan’s pioneer manga artists who have created such works as Tezuka’s Atom Boy and Ishimori’s Cyborg 009.

Through Sept. 16: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama. The Great Japan Beer Festival 2013 is currently held at five different venues on five different dates in Japan, offering the public an alternative to mainstream beers from huge breweries. There will be more than 120 different craft beers to sample at each festival location, some of which cannot be found anywhere else.

– Sept. 14-16, Yokohama, Osanbashi Hall at Yokohama Port

Sept. 12-15, 2013: Tokyo. JATA TABIHAKU Travel Showcase 2013. Japan’s largest travel show at Tokyo BigSight 2013. Travel industry days on Sept. 12, 13, with consumer days on Sept. 14, 15.

Through Oct. 8, 2013: Tokyo. An art exhibition called COLOR-HUNTING directed by Dai Fujiwara. It uses method capturing actual colors in the natural and urban environment and reproducing them on paper. At 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo.

Spring, Summer, Autumn 2013: Seto Inland Sea Islands. The Setouchi Triennale 2013 is a major contemporary art festival held in four islands in the Seto inland sea (Shamijima, Honjima, Awashima and Ibukijima) during three seasons, allowing visitors to experience various contemporary artwork during the different seasons of Japan. Visitors will also experience the slower place of life in the islands and the beauty that it offer. Between seasons, some art sites will remain open.

Summer: July 20-Sept. 1, 2013 
Autumn: Oct. 5-Nov. 4, 2013

Oct. 5~6, 2013: Tokyo. Harajuku Kawaii (Cute) Fes 2013. The two-day festival focuses on the cute-culture in Japan, featuring icons and musicians in street appearances and performances, including fashion shows in the streets of Harajuku.

Oct. 26~Nov. 4, 2013: Tokyo. Tokyo Designers Week 2013 at Meiji Jingu Gaien park and other venues in Tokyo. Considered the country’s biggest trade show at a custom-built venue designed by Kimi Hasegawa at the park. Being rebranded as a design festival rather than an exhibition, ranging from architecture to fashion to fine art.

Oct. 27. Tochigi. AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan in Motegi, Tochigi. It is part of the 2013 MotoGP Championship.

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