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2021/08/31

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 - Bringing Tokyo to Life through Culture this Summer!

The Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), is offering a wide variety of cultural programs to enliven the summer of 2021, as Tokyo attracts attention from around the world. The opening of the Exhibition of manga 《What if Tokyo》 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo on August 4 brings together all 13 vibrant projects. Many of these will run until September 5, with COVID-19 infection-prevention measures including online-based projects, timed ticketing, and outdoor exhibits. Don’t miss this exciting arts program, available exclusively in Tokyo this summer.

The Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 is a series of 13 projects selected from 2,436 applications received from Japan and overseas through an open call for proposals to enhance the cultural dimension of Tokyo’s hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A selection of the projects opened in 2019 but postponed in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. By September 2021, the program will at last have been presented in full across various locations in Tokyo. These 13 highly original projects cross various genres and look to the future with a spirit of bright ambition and hope.

Full press release (PDF) is available here.
Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 – Bringing Tokyo to Life through Culture this Summer! See 13 programs across the city, on display until September 5.

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