What we do


  • Organization : LLC Betsushiten
  • Section : Support for Citizen-led Cultural Activities
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


“A world you couldn’t see but was there has become visible”
“Mania” (geeks) are people who see things. This could mean a rubber hose in a garden, or a glove dropped in the street. They are there, but you couldn’t see them. “Mania” are people who sense beauty, interest or something cursed in the things that they happen to have passed by. MANIA FESTA presents this perspective in various ways through merchandise, books, events and more in a gathering of over 100 “mania” from various genres, researchers, specialty stores and businesses.
As a visitor you will never be able to walk in the same way again; you will never be able to simply pass by. Yes, you too are already a person who sees things.


A company that carries out promotion and planning and the support of local community revitalization with a “mania” perspective. Its principle activities include the “Betsushiten tour,”a bus tour in which “mania” geeks from various genres guide visitors to rare tourist destinations; the organization of MANIA FESTA, a festival where a wide range of geeks gather to express their respective viewpoints; and the “One Month Residence Co.,” a project in which geeks write online articles based on their unique perspectives of the charms of local communities where they are resident for one month.


Hayato Kitsunai
Vice president
LLC Betsushiten
Nihonbashi Horidomecho,1-7-11,Chuo-ku,Tokyo 103-0012
Tel: +81-(0)3-6876-8615
E-mail: info@betsushiten.com


3331 Arts Chiyoda (Chiyoda City, Tokyo)