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Concerts
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"Respect to Gangstars"
Japanese indie rock bands The Beaches, The Cherry Coke$ and others. Aug 28, 6pm, ¥3,500. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-246-8888.

"Slow Music Slow Live ‘09"
Three-day festival including Salyu, Ohashi Trio and others. Aug 28, 7pm, ¥6,300; Aug 29-30, 3pm, ¥8,000 (one day)/¥14,000 (two days). Honmonji Temple, Ikegami. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Toylet
Kobe punk band with Dammit Honey and others. Aug 28, 6:30pm, ¥1,500 (adv)/¥1,800 (door). 20000V, Koenji. Tel: 03-3316-6969.

Jackie & The Cedrics
Surf rock band with A-Bones, Supersnazz and others. Aug 28, 7pm, ¥2,500 (adv)/¥3,000 (door). Shelter, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-3466-7430.

Sweet Vacation
J-pop duo with Tigarah and others. Aug 28, 7pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya. Tel: Citta Works 03-5456-4888.

Big 13 Small
Hardcore punk band with Anarchy Stone and others. Aug 28, 6:30pm, ¥1,700 (adv)/¥2,000 (door). Antiknock, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3350-5670.

"Back From the Grave"
Rockabilly bands The 5.6.7.8’s, Jackie & the Cedrics and others. Aug 29, 7pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Loft, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-5272-0382.

Triceratops
Japanese melodic rock unit. Aug 29, 6pm, ¥4,500. Shibuya-AX. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Wire09"
Denki Groove founder Takkyu Ishino’s techno event, featuring Ellen Allien, Ken Ishii and others. Aug 29, 7pm, ¥11,550. Yokohama Arena. Tel: 0570-069-111. www.wireweb.jp

"Junk Olive Gold Entrance"
Underground rock bands Surgery Junction, Oh my God, You’ve Gone and others. Aug 29, 7pm, ¥2,000 (adv)/¥2,300 (door). Heaven’s Door, Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-3410-9581.

"Zatsuon"
Japanese emo bands Kafka, Seimeitai and others. Aug 30, 6:30pm, ¥1,500 (adv)/¥1,800 (door). 20000V, Koenji. Tel: 03-3316-6969.

"XXX"
Japanese rock chick bands Majo, Hige & Misojiru, 385 and others. Aug 30, 7pm, ¥1,800 (adv)/¥2,100 (door). Heaven’s Door, Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-3410-9581.

Keison
Surf rock-inspired folk singer. Aug 30, 6pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). 73, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-3406-8673.

The Vickers
Tokyo garage rock band and others. Aug 30, 6:30pm, ¥2,300 (adv)/¥2,800 (door). Shelter, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-3466-7430.

Sly Mongoose
Japanese groove band with Cro-Magnon. Aug 30, 6pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Loop, Daikanyama. Tel: SLD Entertainment 03-6277-5032.

Soul Flower Mononoke Summit
Eclectic instrumental street band. Aug 30, 7pm, ¥4,000 (adv)/¥4,500 (door). Star Pine’s Cafe, Kichijoji. Tel: 0422-23-2251

Superfunktion
Canadian/Dutch funk unit. Aug 30, 6:30pm, ¥2,500. The Crocodile, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3499-5205

Toko Furuuchi
J-pop singer-songwriter performing summer-themed songs. Aug 30-31, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥7,500-¥9,500. Billboard Live, Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1133.

Julian Casablancas
The Strokes frontman goes solo. Aug 31, 7pm, ¥6,000. Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

Triceratops
Japanese pop-rock trio. Aug 31, 7:30pm, ¥4,500. Shibuya O-East. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Aya Ueto
Ubiquitous actress branches off into J-pop. Aug 31, 7pm, ¥5,900. Zepp Tokyo, Aomi. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Kill Your T.V. 09 Now!"
Three-venue indie fest with Brother's Sister's Daughter, Lite, Mass of the Fermenting Dregs and others. Sep 2, 6:30pm, ¥3,150. Shibuya O-West, Shibuya O-Nest, 7th Floor. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

The Georgie Fame Trio
British vocalist who gained fame in ’60s London. Sep 2-4, 5 & 8pm, ¥6,000-¥8,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

"Mariannes Special"
Goth metal and visual-kei bands with female vocalists, including Guardian Hacker and Deadlock. Sep 3, 6pm, ¥5,000. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-246-8888.

"Hydratic!"
Japanese experimental electro duo Uhnellys and others. Sep 4, 10pm, ¥2,500 (adv)/¥3,000 (door). Fever, Shindaita. Tel: 03-6304-7899.

The Boys
UK punk band with locals The Fadeways and others. Sep 4-6, 6:30pm, ¥2,500 (adv)/¥3,000 (door). Antiknock, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3350-5670.

"Metamorphose 09"
The year’s largest techno festival featuring Tangerine Dream, Richie Hawtin, Prefuse 73 and more. Sep 5, 6pm, ¥11,500. Jitensha no Kuni Cycle Sports Center, Mishima Shizuoka. Tel: Disk Garage 03-5436-9600.

"Hotchpotch Music Festival"
Weekend series featuring 100 street musicians from around the world. Sep 5, 13, 26 & 27, 1pm, free. Nippon-Oodori Boulevard, Yokohama. www.arcship.jp/nihon-street

Kat McDowell
Japanese-English surf rock singer-songwriter. Sep 6, 6pm, ¥3,500. 73, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-3406-8673.

UA
J-pop singer and environmental activist in concert. Sep 6, 7pm, ¥6,300. Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Tel: Sogo 03-3405-9999.

"Punkafoolic! 2009 Shibuya Crash"
The Vandals, Teenage Bottlerocket, Radiots and dozens of other punk bands. Sep 6, 2pm, ¥5,500 (adv)/¥6,000 (door). Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya. Tel: H.I.P. 03-3475-9999.

Buffalo Daughter
Electro-rock trio with Mi-gu and others. Sep 8, 7pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Unit, Daikanyama. Tel: Sogo 03-3405-9999.

The Wonder Stuff
English rock band, still going strong aafter their 2000 reformation. Sep 10, 7:30pm, ¥6,500. Liquidroom, Ebisu. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

Vidoll
Visual-kei band. Sep 11, 7pm, ¥4,200. Shibuya-AX. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Dälek
American experimental hip-hop group with Italian prog-jazz noiseniks Zu. Sep 11, 6pm, ¥3,500 (adv) /¥4,000 (door). Earthdom, Shin-Okubo. Tel: 03-3205-4469. Sep 15, 6:30pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Shibuya O-Nest. Tel: 03-3462-4420.

Stratovarius
Finnish power metal veterans. Sep 12, 5pm, ¥7,000. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

"Beat Goes On!"
Japanese underground rock groups Rangsteen, Virgination and others. Sep 12, 10pm, ¥2,000 (adv)/¥2,300 (door). Fever, Shindaita. Tel: 03-6304-7899.

Tommy Guerrero
Former pro skateboarded explores his eclectic musical tasts. Sep 12, 7pm, ¥5,000. Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-8716. Sep 13, 5:30pm, Yokohama Bay Hall. Tel: 045-624-3900.

Crystal Kay
J-pop diva. Sep 12, 6pm, ¥6,800. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-9111.

Abnormal Voltage
Nagoya metal band with Each of the Days and others. Sep 13, 6:30pm, ¥1,700 (adv)/¥2,000 (door). Antiknock, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3350-5670.

Little Tempo
Japanese dub band with Buffalo Daughter, Sunshine Love Steel Orchestra and others. Sept 13, 4pm, ¥4,000. Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Tel: Sunrise Promotions 0570-00-3337.

The Black Eyed Peas
Fergie and crew return to their legions of Japanese fans. Sep 15, 7pm, ¥9,000. Yokohama Arena. Sep 19, 6pm, ¥9,000. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

Kaela Kimura
British-Japanese pop icon. Sep 15, 7pm, ¥4,000-¥4,300. Zepp Tokyo, Aomi. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Frog Addiction"
Indie rocker Reiji Okii and guests. Sep 17, 7:30pm, ¥4,200. Unit, Daikanyama. Tel: Vintage Rock 03-5486-1099.

Gallows - CANCELLED
English hardcore punk band. Sep 17, 7pm, ¥5,500. Club Quattro, Shibuya. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

Jane Birkin
London-born pop chanteuse. Sep 17 & 18, 7pm, ¥8,000-¥9,000. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3234-9999.

Regurgitator
Electronically enhanced punk rock band from Australia with Bo-Peep and others. Sep 18, 7:30pm, ¥4,000 (adv)/¥4,500 (door). SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515.

C.O.E.D.
R&B diva supergroup with Sheila E., Rhonda Smith and others. Sep 18, 7 & 9:30pm; Sep 19-21, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Magokoro Brothers
Long-running Japanese rock band. Sep 19 & 20, 6pm, ¥6,300. Shibuya-AX. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Taicoclub ‘09 Kawasaki"
All-night outdoor festival with Mum, Carl Craig, Sleeparchive, DJ Krush, Tomoyo Harada and others. Sep 19, 7pm, ¥9,500 (adv)/¥11,000 (door). Higashi Ogijima Park, Kawasaki. Info: http://taicoclub.com/

"Power Rock Today 20th Anniversary"
Metal bands Exodus, Testament and others. Sep 19 & 20, 4pm, ¥9,500. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-246-8888.

Chicago
Long-running classic rock band. Sep 19, 7pm; Sep 20, 5pm, ¥8,800-¥9,800, Tokyo International Forum Hall A. Tel: Kyodo 03-3407-8248.

"Tokyo Boredom"
Two-day indie rock festival with Melt-Banana, Uhnellys, Alan Smithee’s Mad Universe and others. Sep 19, 12:30pm; Sep 20, 11:30am, ¥2,000 (one day)/¥3,000 (two days). Tamokuteki Hall, University of Tokyo Komaba Campus, Shibuya. www4.atword.jp/tokyoboredom/

"Age of Swoon!"
Japanese melo pop bands Asphalt Frustration and Fed Music. Sep 20, 6:30pm, ¥2,500. Garden, Shimokitazawa. Tel: Vintage Rock 03-5486-1099.

The Prodigy
UK electronic trio with Hadouken! and others. Sep 20, 7pm, ¥8,500. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

"Set You Free Summer Festa 2009"

Three-day punk festival with Bambi, Radiots, The Cherry Coke$ and others. Sep 21-23, noon, ¥2,500 (Sep 21)/¥3,500 (Sep 22 & 23). Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-246-8888.

Lostage
Japanese emo band with King Brothers and others. Sep 21, 6:30pm, ¥2,500 (adv)/¥2,800 (door). Fever, Shindaita. Tel: 03-6304-7899.

Naotaro Moriyama
J-pop artist and son of folk singer Ryoko Moriyama. Sep 21, 6pm; Sep 22, 5pm, ¥6,000. Hitomi Kinendo Showa Women’s College, Sangenjaya. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Opposition to Pops"
Noise rock bands Ampcharwar, Bliean and others. Sep 22, 8pm, ¥1,800 (adv)/¥2,100 (door). Heaven’s Door, Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-3410-9581.

Hoodoo Gurus
Australian rock legends. Sep 22, 7:30pm, ¥4,000 (adv)/¥4,500 (door). SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515.

Maki Nomiya
Former Pizzicato Five chanteuse in a solo performance. Sep 22, 7pm, ¥7,350. Yebisu The Garden Hall, Ebisu. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Sanseverino
French singer-songwriter with a swing jazz influence. Sep 23, 5pm, ¥6,000. Suginami Kokaido, Ogikubo. Sep 24, 7pm. Oji Hall, ¥6,000. Tel: Plankton 03-3498-2881.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
Soul-funk unit from San Francisco. Sep 22 & 23, 7pm; Sep 25 & 26, 8pm, ¥16,500-¥18,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

"Some Girls"
Rock chick bands Six, Majo, Seameal and others. Sep 23, 8pm, ¥1,200 (adv)/¥1,500 (door). Moonstep, Nakano. Tel: 03-3380-7739.

Vitalic
French electro artist touring his second album. Sep 23, 5pm, ¥6,500. Studio Coast, Shin-Kiba. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

La Roux
Red-haired British electro-pop diva going in for the kill. Sep 23, 6pm, ¥4,500. Unit, Daikanyama. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

Matias Tellez
Indie pop crooner from Norway and others. Sep 25-27, 6pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Fever, Shindaita. Tel: 03-6304-7899.

Doobie Brothers
Legendary rock group with The Derek Trucks Band. Sep 25, 7pm; Sep 26, 5pm, ¥11,000-¥13,000, Tokyo International Forum Hall A. Tel: Udo 03-3402-5999.

"Vintage League 023"
Japanese indie rock bands Go!Go!7188, The Bawdies and others. Sep 26, 5:30pm, ¥3,500. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: Vintage Rock 03-5486-1099.

Electric Eel Shock
Garage metal trio with Watusi Zombie and others. Sep 26, 6:30pm, ¥2,000 (adv)/¥2,500 (door). Shelter, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-3466-7430.

Shibusashirazu Orchestra
Freewheeling jazz-butoh big band celebrate their 20th anniversary. Sep 27, 4pm, ¥4,300. Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall. Tel: Plankton 03-3498-2881.

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
Veteran ska-rock group. Sep 28, 7pm, ¥5,250. NHK Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.Sep 30, 7pm, ¥5,250. Katsushika Symphony Hills, Aoto. Tel: Sunrise Promotion 0570-00-3337.

Danny Fritts & The Decoys
Country crooner from Alabama. Sep 28, 7:30pm, ¥8,000 (adv)/¥9,000 (door). Shibuya O-East. Tel: 03-5458-4681.

Veni Vidi Vicious
Brit rock-inspired Japanese quartet with Quattro and others. Sep 28, 6pm, ¥2,300 (adv)/¥2,800 (door). Fever, Shindaita. Tel: 03-6304-7899.

Hige
Japanese psychedelic rock band and others. Sep 29, 7pm, ¥3,800. Club Citta, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-246-8888.

Three 6 Mafia
Academy Award-winning rap trio from Memphis. Oct 2, 8pm, ¥4,500 (adv)/¥5,500 (door). Liquidroom, Ebisu. Oct 3, 9:30pm, ¥4,500 (adv)/¥5,500 (door). Yokohama Bay Hall. Tel: Positive Promotions 045-505-0010.

Joe
R&B singer from America. Oct 2, Oct 6-8, 6:30 & 9:30pm; Oct 3 & 4, 6 & 9pm, ¥11,600-¥13,600. Billboard Live, Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1133.

"Asagiri Jam"
Rock festival held near Mt. Fuji. Oct 4 & 5, 10am, ¥13,800 (two days). Asagiri Arena, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka. Tel: Smash 03-3444-6751.

Bill LaBounty & Larry Carlton
Soft rock keyboardist performs with fusion guitarist. Oct 5-7, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400-¥10,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Midori
Eclectic jazz-punk unit from Osaka. Oct 9, 7pm, ¥2,800. Heaven’s Rock, Saitama-Shintoshin. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Rancid
West Coast punk band. Oct 9, 7pm, ¥6,500. Zepp Tokyo, Aomi. Oct 11, 5pm, ¥6,500. Studio Coast, Shin-Kiba. Oct 12, 6pm, ¥6,500. Yokohama Bay Hall. Tel: Creativeman 03-3462-6969.

Adams Rock’n’Roll Quartet
Former leader of NRBQ with a new band. Oct 10 & 11, 7pm, ¥6,000 (adv)/¥7,000 (door). Shibuya O-Nest. Tel: Smash 03-3444-6751.

Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Rock chick duo (with male drummer). Oct 15 & 16, 7pm, ¥2,800. 20000V, Koenji. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Hoover’s Ooover
Tokyo indie rock group featured on Adam and Joe go Tokyo. Oct 17, 7pm, ¥2,500. Shibuya O-West. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Loud Park 09"
Two-day metal festival featuring Megadeth, Judas Priest, Slayer and others. Oct 17 & 18, 11am, ¥13,500-¥16,000 (one day)/¥25,000 (two days). Makuhari Messe. Tel: 0180-993-040.

The Cribs
Indie rock quartet from England. Oct 21, 7pm, ¥6,000. Akasaka Blitz. Tel: Smash 03-3444-6751.

Ayumi Hamasaki
Reigning queen of J-pop. Oct 21 & 22, 6:30pm, ¥7,800. Kokuritsu Kyogijo, Yoyogi. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Bobby Caldwell
AOR artist from America. Oct 22-23, 7 & 9:30pm; Oct 24-25, 6 & 9pm, ¥9,000-¥11,000. Billboard Live, Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1133.

Detroit7
Japanese garage rock trio. Oct 23, 7pm, ¥2,800. Garden, Shimokitazawa. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

"Face the Music!"
Japanese indie rockers Triceratops, The Pillows and others. Oct 24, 1:30pm, ¥3,800. Studio Coast, Shin-Kiba. Tel: Vintage Rock 03-5486-1099.

Every Little Thing
Long-running J-pop duo. Oct 24, 6:30pm, ¥6,800. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Aoi Teshima
J-pop vocalist featured in Studio Ghibli’s Tales From Earthsea. Oct 28, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥4,500-¥6,500. Billboard Live, Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1133.

Ry Cooder & Nick Lowe
Legendary singer-songwriters play together. Nov 5, 7pm, ¥10,000-¥12,000. JCB Hall, Ochanomizu. Nov 9-11, 7pm, ¥10,000-¥12,000. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Udo 03-3402-5999.

Franz Ferdinand
Scottish alternative rock heroes. Nov 9, 7pm, ¥7,000. Tokyo International Forum Hall A. Tel: Hot Stuff Promotion 03-5720-9999.

Alice
Japanese folk group formed in the ‘70s. Nov 13, 6pm; Nov 14, 3pm, ¥8,400. Nihon Budokan, Kudanshita. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

"Shimokita Roundup 2"
Two-day festival of Shimokitazawa-based indie bands. Nov 14 & 15, 1:30pm, ¥3,800. Various locations in Shimokitazawa. Tel: Vintage Rock 03-5486-1099. www.shimokitaroundup.com

"Warp20"
The Warp label celebrates its 20th year with Battles, Chris Cunningham, Clark and others. Nov 21, 9pm, ¥8,500. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Tel: Beatink 03-5766-6571


JAZZ/WORLD
Christian McBride and Inside Straight
Electric bassist and acoustic jazz group. Aug 28-29, 7 & 9:30pm; Aug 30, 5 & 8pm, ¥7,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Chicago pianist in the fifth decade of his career. Aug 28, 7 & 9:30pm; Aug 29, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Kora Jazz Trio
France-based group featuring West African folk instrument the kora. Aug 28, 6:30 & 9:30pm, ¥5,250. Motion Blue, Yokohama. Tel: 045-226-1919. Aug 30 & Sep 1, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥6,300. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

Shun Sakai
Female jazz vocalist with band. Aug 29 & 30, 8pm, ¥3,500. Shinjuku Pit Inn. Tel: 03-3354-2024.

Miri and Midori
Female bossa nova duo. Aug 30, 3:30pm, ¥2,300. JAL City Kannai, Yokohama. Tel: Y & Freedom 042-79706488.

G John Martin & The Blackice Band
Funky jazz improv. Aug 30, Sep 6, 13 & 20, 8pm, ¥2,000. Miles Cafe, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-6807.

Daisuke Kunita Trio
Jazz-fusion guitarist with band. Aug 31, 8pm, ¥2,000. Miles Cafe, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-6807.

Hakuei
Hard bop piano with vocals. Sep 1, 8pm, ¥2,000. Miles Cafe, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-6807.

Sadao Watanabe
Jazz saxophonist celebrates 25 years with this band. Sep 2-4, 7 & 9:30pm; Sep 5, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

"Tokyo Jazz 2009"

Three-day festival featuring Wouter Hamel, McCoy Tyner, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic and others. Sep 4, 7pm; Sep 5-6, 1pm & 7pm, ¥6,500-¥9,500 (per concert). Tokyo International Forum, Hall A, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-5777-8600.

New Cool Collective
Club jazz unit from Amsterdam. Sep 6, 5:30 & 7pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Joyce with Joao Donato
Popular Brazillian vocal and piano duo. Sep 6, 6 & 8:45pm; Sep 7-10, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

Hilary Kole
New York jazz vocalist known for her work on Broadway. Sep 7-9, 11 -12, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥6,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

The Thing & Yoshihide Otomo
Mats Gustafasson’s power jazz trio clash with the Japanese experimental guitarist. Sep 7 & 8, 8pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Shinjuku Pit Inn. Tel: 03-3354-2024. Sep 9, 7pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515.

Charlie Haden Quartet West
Versatile jazz bassist brings his band to Tokyo. Sep 7-10, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

"Tokyo Crossover/Jazz Festival"
One-day festival featuring Monday Michiru, Quasimode and others. Sep 11, 10pm, ¥5,500 (adv)/¥6,000 (door). Ageha, Shin-Kiba. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Junko Onishi Trio
World-renowned Japanese pianist and band. Sep 11, 7 & 9:30pm; Sep 12, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Charito
Female jazz vocalist with piano trio. Sep 11, 8:30 & 10:20pm, ¥3,500. Body and Soul, Omotesando. Tel: 03-5466-3348.

Chie Ayado
Easy-listening jazz vocalist/pianist and friends. Sep 13, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥9,450-¥11,550. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Egberto Gismonti
Brazillian multi-instrumentalist. Guitar concert: Sep 13, 5pm; piano concert: Sep 14, 7pm, ¥7,000-¥8,000 (one day)/¥14,400 (two days). Sumida Triphony Hall. Tel: 03-5608-1212.

"Jazz Meets Japan"
Jazz standards performed on traditional Japanese instruments. Sep 13, 6:30pm, ¥4,000. Yamashita Park, Yokohama. Tel: Pia 0570-02-9999.

Chucho Valdes
Grammy-winning Cuban jazz maestro. Sep 14-16, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Terry Callier
‘70s soul-jazz guitarist makes a comeback. Sep 15-16 & 18, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400-¥10,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Grace Maya
Jazz vocalist with a pop edge. Sep 19, 8:30 & 10:20pm, ¥2,000. Body and Soul, Omotesando. Tel: 03-5466-3348.

The Outer Rim
International funk-jazz ensemble. Sep 19, 8pm, ¥2,000. Miles Cafe, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-6807.

Eddie Palmieri
Pianist known as the father of New York Salsa. Sep 22-23 & 26, 6 & 8:45pm; Sep 24-25, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Andy Wulf
Tokyo-based saxaphonist celebrates the music of Miles Davis. Sep 23, 8pm, ¥4,500 (adv)/¥4,800 (door). Miles Cafe, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-6807.

"Swing Akasaka 2009"

Two-day jazz festival featuring Japanese and international artists. Sep 24 & 25, 10am, ¥3,000 (one day)/¥5,000 (two days). Hikawa Shrine, Akasaka Circus and other venues. Tel: 03-5571-5701.

Maki Asakawa
Sultry-voiced jazz chanteuse. Sep 25-27, 8pm, ¥4,000 (adv)/¥4,500 (door). Shinjuku Pit Inn. Tel: 03-3354-2024.

Ryoko Moriyama
Famed folk singer branches out with a jazz set. Sep 28, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥9,000-¥11,000. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Satoko Fujii Orchestra
Piano and brass jazz orchestra. Sep 28, 8pm, ¥3,000. Shinjuku Pit Inn. Tel: 03-3354-2024.

Kaho Shimada
Vocalist performs jazz standards with a piano trio. Sep 29, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥6,000-¥8,000. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Eric Darius
Urban jazz saxophonist and band. Oct 1 & 2, 7pm & 9:30pm, ¥6,000-¥8,000. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Eldar
Piano wunderkind from Kyrgyzstan. Oct 2, 7 & 9:30pm; Oct 3, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥7,350. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Ron Carter
Jazz bassist and veteran of the Miles Davis Quintet. Oct 4, 6 & 8:45pm; Oct 5-9, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Pat Martino Quartet
American hard bop jazz guitarist with band. Oct 8-10, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400-¥10,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

George Kahumoku Jr.
Hawaiian slack key guitarist. Oct 9, 7pm, ¥4,300. Eats and Meets Cay, Omotesando. Tel: 03-3498-5790.

Johnny La Marama
Avant jazz trio from Berlin. Oct 10 & 11, 8pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Shinjuku Pit Inn. Tel: 03-3354-2024.

Larry Carlton with Robben Ford
Two legendary jazz guitarists play together. Oct 10 & 11, 6 & 8:45pm; Oct 12-14, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

The Rippingtons
American smooth jazz ensemble. Oct 14-17, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥8,400-¥10,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

Basia
Polish-born jazz vocalist. Oct 15-16 & 18, 7 & 9:30pm; Oct 17 & 19, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Chico & The Gipsies
Former member of the Gipsy Kings with his current band. Oct 20-23, 7 & 9:30pm; Oct 24, 6 & 8:45pm, ¥8,400. Blue Note, Minami-Aoyama. Tel: 03-5485-0088.

Cheryl Bentyne
Solo performance by the Manhattan Transfer vocalist. Oct 22-24, 7 & 9:30pm: Oct 25 5 & 8pm, ¥7,500. Cotton Club, Marunouchi. Tel: 03-3215-1555.

"Afro-Cuban Flava!"
Selection of Latin-influenced groups presented by London-based DJ Gilles Peterson. Oct 23, 7pm, ¥5,500 (adv)/¥6,000 (door). Liquidroom, Ebisu. Tel: 03-5464-0800.

Sojiro
Japanese master of the ancient instrument the ocarina. Oct 25, 4pm, ¥5,000. Bunkyo Civic Hall, Suidobashi. Tel: Tokyo Onkyo 03-3201-8116.

"Ginza International Jazz Festival"
Canadian vocalist Nikki, Sadao Watanabe Group and others. Oct 27, 3pm, free (reservation required). Kabukiza, Ginza. Tel: 03-5793-3524. www.ginza.jp/ginzajazz/

Lisa Ono
Japanese-Brazilian bossa nova sonstrees. Dec 27, 5pm, ¥7,350. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9966.



CLASSICAL
Oleh Krysa
Ukranian-American violinist performs works by Vitali, Ravel and others. Aug 31, 7pm, ¥3,000. Sumida Triphony Hall, Kinshicho. Tel: 03-5608-5400.

Wagner Gala Concert
Classics performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Sep 3, 7pm; Sep 5, 3pm, ¥8,000 (B)/¥10,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-3244.

Tempei
NY-based Japanese "new genre" pianist. Sep 12, 6pm, ¥4,000. Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Tsukiji. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

"B to C: From Bach to Contemporary Music"
Flutist Ikue Koike performs works by Bach, Joachim Andersen and others. Sep 15, 7pm, ¥3,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5353-9999.

Shinobu Sato
Japanese soprano performing arias from La Traviata, Carmen, and Faust. Sep 15, 2pm, ¥3,000-¥9,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: Japan Arts Pia 03-5237-7711.

André Watts
Grammy-winning pianist performs works by Schubert and Liszt. Sep 16, 7pm, ¥4,000-¥13,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: Kajimoto e-plus 0570-06-9960.

Barbara Frittoli
Italian coloratura soprano performs arias by Mozart and Verdi. Sep 18, 7pm, ¥4,000-¥12,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: NBS Ticket Center 03-3791-8888.

Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Music from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and other works. Sep 20, 2 & 6:30pm, ¥3,000-¥6,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: Tokyo Phil. Ticket Service 03-5353-9522.

Jing Zhao
Chinese cellist performs works by Rachmaninov and Kabalevsky with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Sep 24, 7pm, ¥4,000-¥7,500. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: Tokyo Phil. Ticket Service 03-5353-9522.

Andrea Lucchesini
Italian pianist performs Schubert, Chopin and others. Sep 24, 2pm, ¥2,000 (student)/¥3,800 (adult). Tsuda Hall, Sendagaya. Tel: Arion Ticket Center 03-5301-0950.

"Weekday Teatime Concert 9"

Michiyoshi Inoue conducts "Beatles on Baroque" and Mozart’s 36th Symphony. Sep 25, 3pm, ¥3,000-¥5,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5353-9999.

"Keio Music Festival 2009"
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra performing works by Nino Rota, Bizet, and Gounod. Sep 27, 4pm, ¥1,000-¥3,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5353-9999.

Ariel Asselborn
Buenos Aires-born guitarist performs classical works by Argentine composers. Oct 1, 7pm, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: Office Cardenal 042-488-2687.

"Piano Duo Brillante VIII"
Six pianists perform Holst’s "The Planets." Oct 2, 7pm, ¥3,500. Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Hatsudai. Tel: Office Duo Brillante 080-3003-2102.

Solveiga Selga
Latvian pianist performs works by Chopin, Mozart and others. Oct 3, 6pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5353-9999.

John Williams
Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist. Oct 30, 7pm; Oct 31, 2pm, ¥4,000-¥10,000. Sumida Triphony Hall, Kinshicho. Tel: Conversation 03-3233-1933.

Werther
Goethe’s classic novel set to music by Jules Massenet, performed by the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono. Nov 1 & 3, 3pm, ¥11,000-¥24,000. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Kajimoto 0570-06-9660.

Stage
Zed
Dazzling production by Cirque du Soleil in a dedicated theater. Various times, ¥7,800-¥18,000. Cirque du Soleil Theater, Tokyo Disney Resort. Tel: 0570-02-86666. www.zed.co.jp

Tenkakeru Kaze Ni
Musical written by Hideki Noda, directed and choreographed by Tamae Sha. Until Aug 30, various times, ¥6,000 (A)/¥9,000 (S). Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5985-1707.

El Sur
Play set in the good ol’ days of post-war Hakata. Until Aug 31, various times, ¥4,500 (adv)/¥5,000 (door). Honda Theater, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-5371-1153.

Dreams from a Summer House
Alan Ayckbourn musical inspired by the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Until Sep 6, various times, ¥2,800-¥5,600. Haiyuza Gekijo, Roppongi. Tel: 03-3470-2880.

Aida
Classic musical reinterpreted by the Takarazuka theater troupe. Aug 29-Sep 13, various times, ¥5,000 (B)/¥8,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Yurakucho. Tel: Umeda Arts Theater 06-6377-3800.

Saito Sachiko
Heart-warming comedy set in shitamachi by Satoshi Suzuki, starring Yuki Saito. Until Aug 30, various times, ¥6,000-¥7,000. Le Theatre Ginza. Tel: 0570-02-9999.

Rent
Famed musical about life in the East Village. Until Aug 30, various times and prices. Akasaka Act Theater. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-6666. www.rent2009.jp

A Chorus Line
Michael Bennett’s Broadway musical performed by the national tour cast. Until Aug 30, various times, ¥9,500 (A)/¥12,500 (S). Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-3244.

Drumstruck
Adrenaline-fueled interactive African drum performance. Until Aug 30, various times, ¥5,000 (18 and under)/¥8,000. The Galaxy Theatre, Tennozu-Isle. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.

Thomas & Friends Live! Onstage
Musical extravaganza with everybody’s favorite talking train. Aug 29-30, various times, ¥2,800 (A)/¥3,800 (S). Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall, Sangenjaya. Tel: 0570-09-0000. www.thomaslive.jp

"Summer Summit 2009"
Annual series of performances at Komaba Agora Theater, directed by Kunio Sugihara. Until Aug 30, various times and prices. Komaba Agora Theater. Tel: 03-3467-2743. www.komaba-agora.com

Yarisugi Festa 2009
Performance by this year’s most popular comedians, including Hannya, Non-Style and others. Until Aug 31, various times, ¥3,800 (adv)/¥4,300. Okubo Park, Shinjuku. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Kaidan Botan Dourou
Series of rakugo-based horror stories, starring Yasunori Danta and TV celebrity Eita. Until Aug 31, various times, ¥5,000 (cocoon seat)/¥7,500 (A)/¥9,500 (S). Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Shibuya. Tel: Sis Company 03-5423-5906.

S Kogen Kara
Production by theater troupe Seinendan, scripted by Oriza Hirata and directed by Masahiro Naito. Sep 2-8, various times, ¥3,500 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). Komaba Agora Theatre, Komaba Todai-mae. Tel: 03-3467-2743.

Honeuta
Choei Takahashi, Seiko Nizuma and Makoto Togashi star in this tale of the reunion between an estranged father and his two daughters. Sep 3-6, various times, ¥3,500-¥4,500. Honda Theater, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-5371-1153.

Dream Boys
Kazuya Kamenashi, Yuya Tegoshi and Subaru Shibutani star in the annual Johnny’s Junior musical performance. Sep 4-29, various times, ¥8,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Teikoku Gekijo, Marunouchi. Tel: 0570-08-9999.

Gyakuten Saiban 2
Takarazuka version of the popular game series, starring Tom Ranju. Sep 5-15, various times, ¥5,000 (A)/¥7,500 (S). Akasaka ACT Theater. Tel: 03-5251-2071.

Warszawa no Hana
Comedy directed by Nobuo Mizuta, starring Sanma Akashiya and Katsuhisa Namase. Sep 5-16, various times, ¥8,500 (A)/¥9,500 (S). Setagaya Public Theatre. Tel: Cube 03-5485-8886.

No Angel No Luck
Comedy by Tetsuya Suzuki, starring Jyoji Shibue as an ex-cop taking over a detective agency. Until Sep 6, various times, ¥6,800 (A)/¥7,800 (S). Sunshine Theatre, Higashi Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5828-7582.

Wicked
Broadway production of the "Untold Story of the Witches of Oz." Until Sep 6, various times, ¥3,000 (C)/¥6,000 (B)/¥8,000 (A)/¥9,800 (S). Dentsu Shiki Theatre Sea, Shimbashi. Tel: 0120-489444. http://wicked.jp

Semaki Mon Yori Haire
Apocalyptic play by Tomohiro Maekawa, starring Kuranosuke Sasaki. Until Sep 6, various times, ¥7,500. Parco Theater, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-5858.

Don Carlos
Verdi’s opera, directed by Daniele Gatti. Sep 8-17, various times, ¥29,000-¥59,000. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno. Tel: 03-3791-8888.

Jane Eyre
Adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte classic. Sep 9-29, various times, ¥2,500 (B)/¥7,350 (A)/¥12,600 (SP). Nissay Theatre, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-3503-3111.

Aoki-san chi no Okusan
Production by theater troupe Seinendan, scripted by Masahiro Naito and directed by Oriza Hirata. Sep 11-27, various times, ¥3,500. Komaba Agora Theatre, Komaba Todai-mae. Tel: 03-3467-2743.

The Soldier’s Tale
British Royal Opera House performance starring Adam Cooper, Will Kemp, Zenaida Yanowsky and Matthew Hart. Sep 11-16, various times, ¥6,300-¥12,600. New National Theatre, Shibuya. Tel: Sunrise Promotion 0570-00-3337.

Goodbye Charlie
Play by George Axelrod about a man reincarnated as a woman. Sep 12-20, various times, ¥9,000-¥10,000. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Ikebukuro. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Shizuka Janai Daichi
Play by the G2 Produce troupe, starring Atsuhiro Sato and Misato Tanaka. Sep 12-23, various times, ¥6,000. Honda Theater, Shimokitazawa. Tel: G2 Produce 03-5738-0637

The Coast of Utopia: Part 1, 2,3
Nine-hour trilogy written by Tom Stoppard, starring Hiroshi Abe and other celebrities. Sep 12-Oct 4, 12pm, ¥24,000 (A)/¥29,000 (S). Theatre Cocoon, Shibuya. Tel: Bunkamura 03-3477-3244.

The Miraculous Mandarin
One-act pantomime ballet adapted into a musical performance. Sep 12-Oct 4, various times, ¥8,400. Parco Theater, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-5858.

Taio Shijinki
Takarazuka adaptation of Korean TV drama The Legend, starring Leon Yuzuki. Until Sep 13, various times, ¥3,500-¥11,000. Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, Hibiya. Tel: 03-5251-2001.

Die Zauberflöte

Mozart’s opera performed in the style of Japanese kyogen theater. Sep
14, 7pm, ¥1,000-¥3,000. Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5353-9999.

Miyagino
Play by Seiichi Yashiro about an Edo-period love affair between a courtesan and an ukiyoe artist. Sep 17-23, various times, ¥6,500 (A)/¥7,500 (S). Sogetsu Hall, Akasaka. Tel: 0570-08-9999.

Neji to Shihei
Rie Tomosoka and Mirai Moriyama star in a blood-soaked update of kabuki classic Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku. Sep 17-27, various times, ¥6,000 (A)/¥8,000 (S). Tennozu Ginza Theatre, Tennozu Isle. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.

Sacchan no Ashita
New play by actor, writer and director Suzuki Matsuo. Sep 18-Oct 11, various times, ¥6,200. Theatre Tram, Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-3327-4312.

Russian Blue/Rio De Bravo!!
Takarazuka double bill, starring Natsuki Mizu and Mika Aihara. Sep 18-Oct 18, various times, ¥2,500-¥11,000. Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, Hibiya. Tel: 03-5251-2001.

Umoja
Globally renowned South African musical. Sep 19-23, various times, ¥9,500. Akasaka ACT Theater. Tel: 03-3943-9999.

Dadan
Featuring the renowned taiko group Kodo, choreographed by Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. Sep 19, 6:30pm; Sep 20-23, 3pm, ¥5,500 (A)/¥6,500 (S). Setagaya Public Theatre, Sangenjaya. Tel: 03-5432-1515. www.kodo.or.jp

The Diver
Modernized version of traditional noh plays and The Story of Genji, written by Hideki Noda. Until Sep 20, various times, ¥6,500. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. Tel: 03-5985-1707.

Otello
Classic tragedy by Verdi. Sep 20, 23 & 26, 2pm; Sep 29, 6:30pm; Oct 3, 2pm; Oct 6, 6:30pm, ¥1,500-¥26,250. New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

Matsuri
Festive summer performance by the Muscle Musical. Until Sep 27, various times, ¥5,500-¥9,800. Muscle Theater, Shibuya. Tel: 0120-917-999.

Blood Brothers
Japanese version of the British musical about twins separated at birth. Until Sep 27, various times, ¥8,500 (A)/¥11,000 (S). Theater Creation, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-3591-2400.

Setagaya Kafka
Nylon 100°C production involving three characters from Franz Kafka’s incomplete novels. Sep 28-Oct 12, various times, ¥6,800. Honda Theater, Shimokitazawa. Tel: Cube 03-5485-8886.

Singer 5
Director and playwright Ellie Omiya collaborates with a series of different singers and actors. Sep 29-Oct 3, various times, ¥6,300. Kinokuniya Hall, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-5572-7571.

Dandan
Stage adaptation of the hit NHK drama about twin sisters separated at birth. Oct 1-5, various times, ¥1,010 (Senju residents only)/¥7,500 (S). Theatre 1010, Kita-Senju. Tel: 03-5244-1010. www.t1010.jp

Chicago
Broadway musical based on the book by Bob Fosse with music by John Kander, featuring former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, Japanese dancer Kenya Osumi and the American Tour Company. Oct 1-25, various times, ¥10,500 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Akasaka Act Theater. Tel: Kyodo Tokyo 03-3498-6666. www.chicago2009.jp

Kumikyoku Gyakusatsu
Play by Hisashi Inoue based on the life and death of Takiji Kobayashi, author of Kanikosen. Oct 3-Oct 25, various times, ¥6,300 (A)/¥8,400 (S). The Galaxy Theatre, Shinagawa. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.

Banyuki
Takaya Kamikawa and Izumi Inamori star in the play by Kazuki Nakajima. Sep 30-Oct 27, various times, ¥6,300-¥12,600. Shinbashi Enbujyo. Tel: 03-3541-2600.

Fiddler on the Roof
Famed musical about a Jewish family in Tsarist Russia in 1905, starring Masachika Ichimura. Oct 5-29, various times, ¥4,000 (B)/¥7,000 (A)/¥12,500 (S). Nissay Theatre, Hibiya. Tel: 03-3213-7221.

Stepping Out
Japanese version of the musical by Richard Harris, starring Hibari Maeda. Oct 6-12, various times, ¥7,800. Hakuhinkan Theater, Ginza. Tel: 03-3571-1003.

Les Miserables
Long-running hit musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Oct 6-31, various times, ¥4,000 (B)/¥9,000 (A)/¥13,500 (S). Imperial Theatre, Yurakucho. Tel: Toho 03-3213-7221

Thank You! Grasshopper
Theatrical version of a popular song from NHK’s music program Minna no Uta. Oct 10-11, 11am & 4pm, ¥1,800-¥3,000. Sunshine Theatre, Higashi Ikebukuro. Tel: 0570-08-9999.

My Husband’s Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad
Comedy by John Tobias, starring Tetsuko Kuroyanagi and Ryosei Tayama as a married couple trying to spice up their sex life. Oct 10-Nov 11, various times, ¥5,000-¥18,000. Le Theatre Ginza. Tel: 0570-02-9999.

Mori no Takigi Noh
Performance of kyogen piece Narihiramochi and noh play Aoi no Ue. Oct 11, 5:15pm, ¥5,500 (A)/¥6,500 (S). Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Tel: 03-3344-3160.

Inju
Horror-comedy by Kankuro Kudo, starring Keiko Mita as the mysterious owner of a haunted mansion. Oct 13-Nov 18, various times, ¥8,400. Parco Theater, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3477-5858.

Tokyo Notes
Oriza Hirata play about an alternative 21st century. Oct 15, 2pm & 7pm, ¥1,500-¥3,000. Fujimi Shimin Bunka Kaikan, Tsuruse. Tel: 049-268-7788.

Shin
Kabuki and shamisen performance starring Shichinosuke Nakamura and Kantaro Nakamura. Oct 17, 12:30pm & 5pm, ¥6,000 (A)/¥7,500 (S). U-Port Hall, Gotanda. Tel: 03-3583-6766.

Stealth Boy
Theatrical performance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Yuji Miyake’s Super Eccentric Theater. Oct 17-Nov 1, various times, ¥5,800 (A)/¥6,800 (S). Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Ikebukuro. Tel: SET 03-3420-2897.

Bug
Japanese version of the psychological drama by Tracy Letts, starring Jun Miho. Sep 18-30, various times, ¥3,600 (adv)/¥4,000 (door). The Suzunari, Shimokitazawa. Tel: 03-3426-6294.

Salome
Adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play by Katsuhide Suzuki. Oct 19-25, various times, ¥6,000 (A)/¥7,800 (S). The Globe Tokyo, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3201-8116.

The Miracle Worker
Based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, starring Anne Suzuki and Mitsuki Takahata. Oct 23-Nov 11, various times, ¥6,300 (A)/¥8,400 (S). Theater Cocoon, Shibuya. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.

Romeo and Juliet
Korean and Japanese versions of the Shakespeare classic, produced by Junnosuke Tada. Oct 24-28, various times, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Fujimi Shimin Bunka Kaikan, Tsuruse. Tel: 049-268-7788.

Henry VI, Part 1-3
Shakespeare production starring Kenji Urai and Toru Watanabe. Oct 27-Nov 23, various times, ¥3,150 (B)/¥5,250 (A)/¥7,350 (S). New National Theatre Tokyo, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-5352-5738.

Die Zauberflöte

Mozart’s final opera, performed in German with Hiroshi Matsui and Yoko Yasui. Oct 29, 6:30pm; Oct 31, Nov 1 & 3, 2pm, ¥1,500-¥21,000. New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

Kinshu
Teru Miyamoto’s bestseller gets adapted for the stage, starring Shigekatsu Katsuta. Nov 4-13, various times, ¥6,000 (A)/¥9,000 (S). The Galaxy Theatre, Shinagawa. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.

Live, Love, Drive
Stage adaptation of the Kotaro Isaka novel Accuracy of Death, starring Yuichi Haba. Nov 18-29, various times, ¥5,500. Kinokuniya Southern Theatre, Shinjuku. Tel: 03-5342-0220.

Frost/Nixon
Katsuhide Suzuki directs this Japanese version of the Peter Morgan play. Nov 18-Dec 5, various times, ¥7800 (A)/¥8,500 (S). The Galaxy Theatre, Tennozu. Tel: 03-5769-0011.

Wozzeck
Alban Berg opera starring Thomas Johannes Mayer with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Nov 18, 7pm; Nov 21, 23 & 26, 2pm, ¥1,500-¥26,250. New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

The Pirate Queen
Musical adaptation of Morgan Llywelyn’s novel, starring Chizu Hosaka as the famed pirate Grace O’Malley. Nov 28-Dec 25, various times, ¥4,000 (B)/¥8,000 (A)/¥13,000 (S). Imperial Theater, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-3213-7221.

Tosca
Puccini opera conducted by Frédéric Chaslin with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Dec 2 & 11, 6:30pm; Dec 5, 8 & 13, 2pm, ¥1,500-¥26,250. New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

Anjin
Bilingual play about a foreign samurai, starring Owen Teale, Masachika Ichimura and Tatsuya Fujiwara. Dec 10-Jan 18, various times, ¥8,400 (A)/¥10,500 (S). The Galaxy Theatre, Tennozu. Tel: Horipro 03-3490-4949.



Dance
Barbee Mako Belly Dance Show
Performance by dancer Barbee Mako and members of her Almis Talmis dance studio. Aug 30, 6:30pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Studio Wuu, Kashiwa. Tel: 047-164-9651.

Dancing, Passing, and Landing
Contemporary dance performance by Takako Takase Dance Gallery. Sep 4, 7:30pm; Sep 5, 2pm & 6pm, ¥4,500 (adv), ¥5,000 (door). Theater X (cai), Ryogoku. Tel: 03-5215-1903.

Sanbaso
Collaboration between kyogen dancer Manzo Nomura and contemporary dancer Ryohei Kondo. Sep 8 & 9, various times, ¥5,500. Owl Spot, Higashi Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5391-0751.

Dance Today 2009
Contemporary dance performance created by seven of Japan’s top young dancers and choreographers. Sep 9, 7pm; Sep 12 & 13, 3pm, ¥5,000. Sai-no-Kuni Saitama Arts Theater, Yonohonmachi. Tel: 048-858-5511.

Manuela Carrasco and Gran Arte Flamenco
Renowned Sevillian "bailaora" with dancers from Spain and Japan. Sep 14 & 15, 7pm; Sep 20, 2:30 & 6:30pm, ¥5,000 (student)/¥6,000 (B)/¥9,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Shinjuku Bunka Center. Tel: Iberia 03-3449-8454.

Tango Emotion 2009
Argentinian dancers perform to the accompaniment of the Enrique Cuittini Orchestra. Nov 30, 7pm, ¥4,000. Tiara Koto Hall, Sumiyoshi. Tel: 03-5624-3333.

Yokohama 150th Anniversary Ballet Performance
The anniversary celebrations continue with a performance of Aurora’s Wedding and an original work, The Little Mermaid of Yokohama. Sep 20 & 21, 4pm, ¥4,500 (A)/¥5,500 (S). Yokohama Kannai Hall. Tel: 0570-08-9990.

Dance Triennale Tokyo 2009
Contemporary dance festival with participants from all over the world. Sep 21-Oct 8, various times, free. Aoyama Theatre and Spiral Hall, Omotesando. Tel: 03-3797-5678 (Aoyama) and 03-3498-1171 (Spiral).
Senya Ichiya Yume no Principal Gala
"Neo ballet" performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ballets Russes and Russian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Sep 21, 2pm & 7pm, ¥3,000-¥12,000. Saitama Arts Theater. Tel: 048-858-5511.

Clarity in Abyss
Fusion contemporary dance and butoh by Kakuya Ohashi and Dancers. Sep 22-26, various times, ¥4,000 (adv)/¥4,500 (door). Kichijoji Theater. Tel: 03-6905-9264.

Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti
Tahitian dance group performs "Maimiti." Sep 23, 6pm, ¥8,000 (A)/¥9,000 (B). Curian Hall, Oimachi. Tel: Ishi Enterprize 03-3457-7088. www.ie-hawaii.com

Mirror and Music
Contemporary dance directed and choreographed by Saburo Teshigawara. Sep 25-27, various times, ¥3,150-¥6,300. New National Theatre, Shinjuku. Tel: 0120-489459.

The Temple Dancer
Russian piece performed by the Tokyo Ballet to the music of Ludwig Minkus. Sep 25, 6:30pm; Sep 26 & 27, 3pm, ¥3,000-¥10,000. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno. Tel: NBS 03-3791-8888.

Beautiful Magic
Song and dance performance by male group Diamond Dogs. Sep 27-Oct 4, various times, ¥7,000. Hakuhinkan Theater, Ginza. Tel: 0570-08-9999.

Pompei no Rakugaki
Contemporary dance festival featuring different dancers every day. Sep 29-Oct 5, 7pm, ¥2,500-¥7,000. Pit Kita, Oji. Tel: 03-3927-5482.

"Carnival on Ice"
Figure skating showcase featuring competitors from the Japan Open, held on the same day. Oct 3, 7pm, ¥6,000-¥20,000. Saitama Super Arena. Tel: TV Tokyo Office 03-3435-7000. www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2009

Radi-Multi Media Dance Performance
Contemporary dance performance directed by Yuzo Ishiyama. Oct 10, 3pm & 8pm; Oct 11, 3pm, ¥3,000 (adv)/¥3,500 (door). Kawasaki Art Center. Tel: 044-959-2255.

Don Quixote
The Spanish classic with overseas guest dancer and the New National Theater Ballet. Oct 12, 4pm; Oct 13-14 & 16, 7pm; Oct 15 & 17-18, 2pm, ¥5,900 (B)/¥7,900 (A)/¥9,900 (S). New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

The New York City Ballet
America’s renowned troupe comes to Tokyo. Oct 8-12, various times, ¥9,000 (B)/¥14,000 (A)/¥18,000 (S). Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3498-9999.

El Tango Tokio
Authentic Tango performance with music by the famed Orquesta Tipica Tokyo. Oct 12, 1:30pm, ¥5,000 (A)/¥6,000 (S). Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Ikebukuro. Tel: 0570-08-9999.

Romeo and Juliet
Tenth anniversary performance by K-Ballet. Oct 15-Nov 18, various times, ¥6,000-¥18,000. Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3234-9999.

Eva La Yerbabuena
Top dancer from Granada known as one of the "muses" of Flamenco. Oct 20-21, 7pm, ¥8,000 (B)/¥10,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya. Tel: Ticket Space 03-3234-9999.

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece performed by the Asami Maki Ballet company. Oct 24-25, 2:30pm, ¥4,000 (C)/¥6,000 (B)/¥8,000 (A)/¥10,000 (S). U-Port Hall, Gotanda. Tel: 03-3360-8251.

Flamenco Passion!
Featuring Alicia Fiuri and Nestor Spada. Oct 30, 6pm, ¥4,000. Kameari Lirio Hall. Tel: Kyodo 03-3498-9999.

Giselle
The St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre performs Adolphe Adam’s most famous work. Oct 31, 2pm, ¥4,500 (A)/¥5,500 (S). Tiara Koto, Sumiyoshi. Tel: 03-3234-9999.

Akasaka Odori
50th anniversary dance performance by Akasaka geisha. Oct 31, 6pm; Nov 1, 11:30am & 3:30pm, ¥5,000 (A)/¥6,000 (S). Akasaka ACT Theater. Tel: 03-3234-9999.

Life Casting
Contemporary dance performance by Motoko Hirayama. Nov 5-8, various times, ¥1,500 (Z)/¥3,150 (B)/¥5,250 (A). New National Theatre, Shibuya. Tel: 03-5352-9999.

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece performed by the Kiev Ballet. Nov 23, 2:30pm, ¥8,000 (B)/¥10,000 (A)/¥12,000 (S). Green Hall, Chofu. Tel: 042-481-7222.

Zeitung
Contemporary dance performance by Rosas and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Nov 27-29, various times, ¥3,000-¥6,000. Saitama Arts Theater, Yono Honcho. Tel: 048-858-8511.

Le Petit Cheval Bossu
Mariinsky Ballet performance based on Russian folklore. Dec 8-9, 7pm, ¥5,000-¥22,000. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno. Tel: 03-5237-7711.

All Star Gala
The Mariinsky Ballet performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and duets. Dec 10 & 11, 7pm, ¥5,000-¥20,000. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno. Tel: 03-5237-7711.

Sacred Monsters
Contemporary dance performance by Sylvie Guille & Akram Khan Company. Dec 18, 7pm; Dec 19 & 20, 3pm, ¥3,000-¥14,000. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Ueno. Tel: 03-5685-0650.

The Nutcracker
Christmas season ballet. Dec 20, 4pm; Dec 21-22 & 23-24, 7pm; Dec 23 & 25-26, ¥6,900 (B)/¥9,900 (A)/¥11,900 (S). New National Theatre Tokyo, Hatsudai. Tel: 03-5352-9999.



Clubbing


Friday 28
Ageha
Fever x DD. DJ Daishi Dance. Live: May J and more. From 11pm, ¥3,500. Shin-Kiba. Tel: 03-5534-1515. www.ageha.com

Air
Rec. House: DJs Kimura, Telly, etc. From 10pm, ¥3,000. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Alife
7th Anniversary Night Carnival 09. House, techno: DJs Nagi, Takashi, etc. Live: Ayumi Sakai. From 10pm, men ¥3,500 w/2d, women ¥2,500 all you can drink (before midnight). Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5785-2531. www.e-alife.net

Amrax
Cultbook. Electro, techno: DJs Tada, Nakahama, etc. From 10pm, ¥3,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3486-6861. www.amrax.jp

Atom
Tokyo Shake. DJs Ozawa, Tora, etc. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Club Asia
Yeah. Electro, disco: DJs Verbal, Mademoiselle Yulia, etc. From 11pm, ¥3,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp

La Fabrique
Vanity. Electro: DJs Reggie, Mayu, etc. From 11:30pm, ¥3,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5100. www.lafabrique.iflyer.jp

Mado Lounge
The Salon~Salon de Croix~. From 8pm, ¥3,500. Roppongi. Tel: 03-3470-0052. www.ma-do.jp

Matrix
Matrix Friday. Old school hip-hop, west side, south side, all mix: DJ Ykk and more. From 6pm, ¥1,000 (after 11:30pm). Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1066. www.matrixbar.jp

Microcosmos
Outwards. House, dub: DJs Kaminomura, Kojiro, etc. From midnight, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5784-5496. www.microcosmos-tokyo.com

Module
Rough. All mix: DJs Ono, Daikei, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

Pure Shibuya
Mass Attack. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae: DJs Kazunari, Shiraishi, etc. From 11pm, men ¥3,500, women ¥2,500, all you can drink. Shibuya. www.pureshibuya.iflyer.jp

SuperDeluxe
ESP Release Party. DJs King Joe, Himitsu Hakase, etc. Live: Kuknacke, Takape and more. From 10pm, ¥2,500. Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515. www.super-deluxe.com

The Room
Champ. Funky jazzy music: DJs Tominaga, Oibon, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

The Ruby Room
Ragga Tamashii. Dancehall reggae. From 11pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3780-3022. www.rubyroomtokyo.com

Tokyo Loose
All mix: DJs Kato, Mayu, etc. From 8pm, men ¥1,000 w/1d, women ¥1,000 w/2d. Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3207-5677. www.tokyoloose.com

Unit
Racy Bullet 10th Anniversary. Reggae: DJs Racy Bullet, Samurai Superpower, etc. Live: Micky Rich and more. From 11:30pm, ¥3,500. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5459-8630. www.unit-tokyo.com

Velours
Rayment. DJs Nal, Paipai, etc. From 11pm, men ¥3,500 w/1d, women ¥3,000 w/1d. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5778-4777. www.velours.jp

Warehouse702
Seasons. Deep house, tech house: DJs Morita, Kobayashi, etc. From 10pm, ¥3.500 w/1d. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com

Womb
Wire 09 Pre Party. Techno: DJs Joris Voorn, Toby, etc. Live: Jens Zimmermann. From 11pm, ¥4,000. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp



Saturday 29
Ageha
Ultra Music. DJs Emma, Maeda, etc. Live: Soft. From 11pm, ¥3,500. Shin-Kiba. Tel: 03-5534-1515. www.ageha.com

Air
Cut Chemist & Egon. Hip-hop, jazz: DJs Cut Chemist, Egon. From 10pm, ¥4,000. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Alife
7th Anniversary Night Carnival 09. House, techno: DJs Taro, Nagi, Takashi, etc. Live: Lisa. From 10pm, men ¥3,500 w/2d, women ¥2,500 all you can drink (before midnight). Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5785-2531. www.e-alife.net

Amrax
Vacation. Hip-hop, techno: DJ 7takahashi and more. Live: Gokigen-Yo. From 10pm, ¥3,000. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3486-6861. www.amrax.jp

Atom
Tokyo Rave. DJs Ozawa, Tora, etc. Live: Lady Bird. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Club Asia
Left Bound. All mix: DJs Quietstorm, Force of Nature, etc. Live: Cro-Magnon and more. From 11pm, ¥3,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp

La Fabrique
Vice. Bass music, indie rock: DJs Shingostar, Hibiki, etc. Live: Afra and more. From 11:30pm, ¥3,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5100. www.lafabrique.iflyer.jp

Matrix
Saturday Night Fever. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae: DJ Ykk and more. From 6pm, ¥1,000 (after 10pm). Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1066. www.matrixbar.jp

Microcosmos
Tokyo Balearic. Progressive house, chill out: DJs Hiro, Dr. Shingo, etc. From midnight, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5784-5496. www.microcosmos-tokyo.com

Module
Hitsuji. DJs Ozaki, Hyota, etc. Live: Still Caravan. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

Pure Shibuya
Splash. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae: DJs Shiraishi, Yuta, etc. Go-go dance team: Yui, Midori, Miyuki. From 11pm, men ¥3,500, women ¥2,500 (women enter before midnight, ¥1,500), all you can drink. Shibuya. www.pureshibuya.iflyer.jp

The Room
Tokyo Jazz Meeting. Jazz, house, crossover. Live: Noritaka Tanaka, Tamaya Honda. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

The Ruby Room
Wr. Tech house, breaks: DJs Will2live, The Breakbeat Rockers, etc. From 11pm, ¥1,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3780-3022. www.rubyroomtokyo.com

Tokyo Loose
All mix: DJs Mayu, Yasu, etc. From 8pm, men ¥1,000 w/1d, women ¥1,000 w/2d. Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3207-5677. www.tokyoloose.com

Velours
Toward Tokyo Bay Which Children Can Swim. DJs Seiga, Missile, etc. From 10pm, men ¥3,000 w/1d, women ¥2,000 w/1d. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5778-4777. www.velours.jp

Warehouse702
The Ring. House: DJs Asahina, Envy, etc. From 11pm, ¥4,000 w/1d. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com

Womb
The Eyes. Electro: DJs Osawa, The Proxy, etc. From 11pm, ¥4,000. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp

Yokohama Arena
WIRE09. Techno, house: DJs Christian Smith, Ken Ishii, etc. From 6pm, ¥11,550, advance only. Yokohama. Tel: 0570-069-111. www.wireweb.jp



Sunday 30
Amrax
Discotecka. Techno: DJs Q’Hey, Takami, etc. From 6am, ¥2,000. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3486-6861. www.amrax.jp

Atom
Sunday Trance. DJs Hosaka, Tora, etc. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Module
Ransinspiration. Techno: DJs Yonenaga, Hara, etc. 5-11pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

On The Blue
Bom Chicka Wah Wah Beach III. Special guest Andrea Ferlin. DJs Dave Twomey, Ryo Tsutsui, etc. 11:30am-8pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Enoshima. Info: mausotokyo@gmail.com
Womb
House Nation Tea Dance. House: DJs Towa Tei, Nerodoll, etc. Live: World Sketch. 5-11pm, ¥3,500. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp



Monday 31
Air
Button. House, techno: DJs Nariaki, Goro, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Akasaka Erebos
Only Nite Party. Electro house, house, disco electro: DJs Nicole Elie, Bb Arai, etc. From 8pm, ¥1,500. Akasaka. Tel: 03-3568-7172. www.akasaka-erebos.com

Atom
Salon de Disco. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Club Asia
Alyn. Electro: DJs Alyn, Takahashi, etc. From 11pm, ¥3,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp

The Room
Kamome Monday. Dance music. From 7pm, ¥1,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

The Ruby Room
Tokyo Free Style. All mix. From 7pm, free. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3780-3022. www.rubyroomtokyo.com

Warehouse702
Machina. Techno, house: DJs Kazu, Aola, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com

Womb
Blackhole. Techno, electro: DJs Type A, Gome, etc. Live: Esie and more. From 10pm, ¥1,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp



Tuesday 1
Air
Home. House, techno: DJs Radio Cassette, Hina, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Amrax
Party Hard. Reggae: DJ Racybullet. From midnight, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3486-6861. www.amrax.jp

Atom
Style. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Club Asia
Ing. Electro, house, disco: DJs Shiho Fujisawa, Star Guitar, etc. Live: Sweet Vacation. 6-11pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp

The Room
Bitter Sweet Lounge. Organic house, jazz: DJs Hajime-Kmy, Nariaki, etc. 6-11pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp



Wednesday 2
Module
Slave to the House. House: DJs Kent, Mint, Yamada the Giant. From 10pm, ¥1,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

Oath
Archive. House, dubstep: DJ Tha Zoro, Slick S. From 10pm, free. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5888-5847. www.bar-oath.com

Velours
Jack. From 9pm, ¥1,500. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5778-4777. www.velours.jp

Warehouse702
Az Wednesday’s Special. Hip-hop: DJs Baby Yu, Sachiho, etc. Live: Fatman Scoop. From 11pm, ¥3,500. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com



Thursday 3
Air
Monkey Mountain. House: DJs Dazzle Drums, Kenta, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Atom
Dna. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Heavy Sick Zero
Midnight Express. All mix: DJs Takahiro Morita, Yousuke Nakano, etc. 11pm, ¥1,000. Nakano. Tel: 03-5380-1413. www.heavysick.co.jp/zero

Module
Endorphin. Techno/house: DJs Naoki, Fukuda, etc. From 10pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

Muse
Maneater. From 9pm, men ¥5,000 w/3d, women free. Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5467-1188. www.muse-web.com

The Room
Noi. Space music: DJs Niwa, Yagisawa, etc. From 9pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

Velours
Lei Night x Kiraly A/W Collection. DJs Leina, Kta Brasil, etc. From 9pm, men ¥2,500, women ¥2,000. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5778-4777. www.velours.jp

Warehouse702
Night Dress. Electro, house: DJs Wadaken, Hakata, etc. Live: Seira Kagami. From 10pm, ¥2,500. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com

Womb
Deep Sensation. Techno, house. Live: Tarot, Adeyto, etc. From 10pm, ¥1,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp



Friday 4
Ageha
Fever. Hip-hop: DJs Hasebe, Maverick, etc. Live: Beni. Shin-Kiba. Tel: 03-5534-1515. www.ageha.com

Air
X. Techno, electro: DJs Dexpistols, Disco Twins, etc. From 10pm, ¥3,000. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. www.air-tokyo.com

Atom
Tokyo Shake. From 9pm. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5195. www.clubatom.com

Club Asia
Flash. Electro: DJs Nakata, Alyn, etc. From 11pm, ¥3,500. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp

Club Wire
Club Sexi. House, electro. From 10pm, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3207-6953. http://wire.meeeplus.net

Mado Lounge
Palpable Release Party. Hip-hop: DJs Celory, Zeebra, etc. Live: Hab I Scream. From 9pm, ¥3,500. Roppongi. Tel: 03-3470-0052. www.ma-do.jp

Matrix
Matrix Friday. Old school hip-hop, west side, south side, all mix: DJ Ykk and more. From 6pm, ¥1,000 (after 11:30pm). Roppongi. Tel: 03-3405-1066. www.matrixbar.jp

Microcosmos
Redbox. DJs Tech Booty Funk, Aosawa, etc. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5784-5496. www.microcosmos-tokyo.com

Module
Modulation Extra. Techno/house: DJs Bloody Mary, Sodeyama, etc. From 10pm, ¥3,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3464-8432. www.module-tokyo.com

Pure Shibuya
Mass Attack. Hip-hop,
R&B, reggae: DJs Kazunari, Shiraishi, etc. From 11pm, men ¥3,500, women
¥2,500, all you can drink. Shibuya. www.pureshibuya.iflyer.jp

The Room
Breakthrough. Hip-hop: DJs Ladi Dadi, Masaya, etc. From 11pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

Tokyo Loose
All mix: DJs Kato, Mayu, etc. From 8pm, men ¥1,000 w/1d, women ¥1,000 w/2d. Shinjuku. Tel: 03-3207-5677. www.tokyoloose.com

Velours
Discotheque. From 9pm, men ¥2,500, women ¥2,000 w/1d. Aoyama. Tel: 03-5778-4777. www.velours.jp

Warehouse702
Tribe All. Progressive: DJs D, Ettoo, etc. From 10pm, ¥3,000. Azabu-Juban. Tel: 03-6230-0343. www.warehouse702.com

Womb
Sterne meets Wire 09 After Party. Techno: DJs Secret Cinema, Takkyu Ishino, etc. From 11pm, ¥4,000. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5459-3939. www.womb.co.jp

Upcoming
Ageha
All Night Fuji. Sep 5. Shin-Kiba. Tel: 03-5534-1515. www.ageha.com

Air
Defected in the House. House: DJs Sandy Rivera, Aron T, etc. Sep 5, from 10pm, ¥3,500, dB UKi guest-list ¥2,500. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5784-3386. Info: www.dbuki.com
/ info@dbuki.com

La Fabrique
Fizz. House: DJs Marshall, Kossy, etc. Sep 5, from 11:30pm, ¥3,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5428-5100. www.lafabrique.iflyer.jp

Microcosmos
Club House Sandwich. All mix: DJs Daily-F, Tabo, etc. Sep 5, from midnight, ¥2,000 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5784-5496. www.microcosmos-tokyo.com

The Room
Especial Records Session. Jazz, house: DJs Domu, Yoshihiro Okino (Kyoto Jazz Massive), etc. Sep 5, from 10pm, ¥2,500 w/1d. Shibuya. Tel: 03-3461-7167. www.theroom.jp

Unit
Sdm2009. Reggae: DJs Rub a Dub Market, Sakurai, etc. Live: Daddy Freddy and more. Sep 5, from midnight, ¥4,000. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5459-8630. www.unit-tokyo.com

Club Asia
Turned On! presents: Hatiras. DJs Hatiras, Vivid and more. Sep 18, men ¥3,000, women ¥2,500. Shibuya. Tel: 03-5458-2551. www.asia.iflyer.jp
www.thevividexperience.com

Unit
Drum & Bass Sessions 2009. Drum’n’bass: DJs High Contrast, Bop, etc. Sep 19, from 11:30pm, ¥4,000. Daikanyama. Tel: 03-5459-8630. www.unit-tokyo.com



Exhibitions
Akasaka/Roppongi
21_21 Design Sight
Bones. Installation. Until Aug 30, free (elem and under)/¥500 (MS, HS)/¥800 (univ)/¥1,000 (adult). Tokyo Fiber 09: Senseware. Various media. Sep 18-27, free. Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3475-2121. Open Wed-Mon 11am-8pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Akasaka. www.2121designsight.jp

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
Greg Angus. I Had a Dream and You Were in It. Painting. Sep 3-Nov 25, free. 7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5412-6305. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm (Wed until 8pm), closed Sat-Sun. Nearest stn: Aoyama-Itchome. www.japan.gc.ca

Fujifilm Square
All-Japan Photographic Societies Festival 2009. Until Sep 3, free. A Photo Journey Through Switzerland. Until Oct 1, free. Nostalgic Home Movies: From the Zoetrope to Single-8 Film. Until Dec 28, free. Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-3 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6271-3350. Open daily 10am-7pm. Nearest stn: Roppongi. http://fujifilmsquare.jp

Gallery Ma
Campo Baeza Architecture: The Creation Tree. Until Aug 29, free. The Best of Graduation Works 2009 in Nippon. Various media. Sep 12-26, free. 3F Toto Nogizaka Bldg, 1-24-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3402-1010. Open Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Nogizaka. www.toto.co.jp/gallerma

Gallery Strenger
Karin Patricia Jensen. A Silent Touch of Aphrodite. Ceramics. Aug 29-Sep 12, free. 1F Casa Belman, 3-3-39 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5422-9045. Open Tue-Sat noon-7pm, Sun-Mon by appointment only. Nearest stn: Azabu-Juban or Hiroo. www.gallery-strenger.jp

Gallery Trinity
Kisara Hoshi. Painting. Until Sep 5, free. 9-6-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3746-1112. Open Tue-Fri noon-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Roppongi or Nogizaka. www.g-trinity.com

Mori Art Museum
Ai Wei Wei. According to What? Various media. Until Nov 8, ¥500 (MS and under)/¥1,000 (HS, univ)/¥1,500 (adult). MAM Project 009: Koizumi Meiro. Video. Until Nov 8, ¥500 (MS and under)/¥1,000 (HS, univ)/¥1,500 (adult). 53F Mori Tower Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open Wed-Mon 10am-10pm, Tue 10am-5pm. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.mori.art.museum/eng

The National Art Center, Tokyo
René Lalique: A Retrospective. Various media. Until Sep 7, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS)/¥1,200 (univ)/¥1,500 (adult). 94th Nika Exhibition. Painting, sculpture, photography. Sep 2-14, free (MS and under)/¥800 (HS, univ)/¥1,000 (adult). The Light: Matsumoto Yoko and Noguchi Riko. Painting, photography. Until Oct 19, free (HS and under)/¥500 (univ)/¥1,000 (adult). 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6812-9900. Open Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Roppongi, exit 4. www.nact.jp

New Otani Art Museum
The Otani Collection. Painting. Aug 29-Sep 27, ¥200 (MS and under)/¥500 (general). 6F The Garden Court, 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-3221-4111. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Akasaka-mitsuke. www.newotani.co.jp/museum

Suntory Museum of Art
Luminous Jewels: Masterpieces of Asian Art from the Seattle Art Museum. Various media. Until Sep 6, free (MS and under)/¥1,000 (HS, univ)/¥1,300 (adult). 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3479-8600. Open Wed-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun-Mon & hols 10am-6pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma

Taro Nasu Gallery
Jun Aoki. Midsummer Plants. Various media, installation. Until Sep 5, free. 1-2-11 Higashi-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-5856-5713. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sun-Mon & hols. Nearest stn: Bakurocho (Sobu line). www.taronasugallery.com

Ginza/Kyobashi/Tokyo
Art Box Gallery
17th Masters Prize Commemorative Exhibit: Takashi Soeno. Painting. Aug 30-Sep 4, free. 4F 5-10-9 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3574-7156. Open Sun-Fri 11am-6:30pm, closed Sat. Nearest stn: Ginza. www.artbox-int.co.jp

Bridgestone Museum
Art Focus: Colors of the Sea, Shapes of the Sea. Painting. Until Oct 25, free (MS and under)/¥500 (HS, univ)/¥600 (65 and over)/¥800 (adult). 1-10-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3563-0241. Open Tue-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun & hols 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Tokyo, Yaesu central exit. www.bridgestone-museum.gr.jp/en

Creation Gallery G8
Tokyo Illustrators Society Presents: The Soap Bubble Flew: 170 Illustrators Draw Japanese Nursery Rhymes. Until Sep 18, free. 8-4-17 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Open Tue-Sun 11am-7pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ginza. http://rcc.recruit.co.jp

Galerie Nichido
Mikiji Sobajima. A Summer Night’s Dream. Painting. Sep 1-9, free. 5-13-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3571-2553. Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. Nearest stn: Yurakucho. www.nichido-garo.co.jp

Galerie Omotesando & Musee F
Michelle Mijee Park. Mister Green and the Piano. Video installation. Aug 31-Sep 5, free. Naoko Yasuda. Awakening—Then Thought. Painting. Aug 31-Sep 12, free. B2 Ark Atrium, 4-17-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5775-2469. Open Mon-Sat noon-7pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.omotesando-garo.com

Galerie Saoh & Tomos
Fubito Ito. Painting. Until Aug 29, free. Kazumi Ogose. Painting. Sep 1-9, free. 1-3-1 Nihombashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3271-6693. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Mitsukoshimae. www.jpin.co.jp/saoh

Galerie Sho
Basquiat, Saito and Warhol. Prints. Until Aug 29, free. Bishin Jumonji. Faces. Photography. Sep 5-Oct 10, free. B1 Sansho Bldg, 3-2-9 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3275-1008. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Nihombashi, exit B1. www.g-sho.com

Ginza Graphic Gallery
Tadahito Nadamoto, Akira Uno, Makoto Wada and Tadanori Yokoo. The Ginza Crazy Days of Youth Show. Illustration, graphic design. Sep 2-29, free. DNP Ginza Bldg, 7-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3571-5206. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm, closed Sun & hols. Nearest stn: Ginza. www.dnp.co.jp/gallery

Ginza Nikon Salon
Hwang Yongki. The Chikuhou-Ketsuwari Pass. Until Sep 1, free. Xue-Min Feng. Sichuan: Home of Pandas. Sep 2-8, free. 10-1-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5537-1434. Open daily 10am-7pm. Nearest stn: Ginza. www.nikon-image.com/jpn/activity/salon

Hibiya Patio
Kongde. I’m Home. Welcome Back. Prints, painting. Until Aug 30, free. Shiryu Katayama and Yoshihiko Teranishi. Ink-Letters and Origami. Calligraphy, origami. Until Aug 30, free. 1-4-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-3581-9820. Open daily 10am-9pm. Nearest stn: Hibiya. www.hibiya-patio.jp

Idemitsu Museum of Arts
Chinese Ceramic Figurines: Han Dynasty Painted Clay and Tang Dynasty Three-Color Glaze Wares. Until Sep 6, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS, univ)/¥1,000 (adult). 9F Teigeki Bldg, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku. Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Fri until 7pm), closed Mon. Nearest stn: Yurakucho or Hibiya. www.idemitsu.co.jp/museum

Inax Gallery
Daisuke Abe. The Shape of Objects and Things. Various media. Until Sep 26, free. Yuji Kitamoto. Pottery: Geological Formation, Exhibition. Installation. Sep 4-Oct 3, free. Shippo, Japanese Cloisonne: A World of Color and Exquisite Detail. Sep 3-Nov 21, free. 2F Inax Ginza, 3-6-18 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5250-6530. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Kyobashi. www.inax.co.jp/gallery

Mitsui Memorial Museum
Taoism Art. Various media. Until Sep 6, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS, univ)/¥1,200 (adult). 7F Mitsui Main Bldg, 2-1-1 Nihombashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Mitsukoshi-mae. www.mitsui-museum.jp

Mitsuo Aida Museum
Life: The Most Important Thing. Various media. Until Sep 6, ¥200 (elem)/¥500 (MS, HS, over 70)/¥800 (univ, adult). B1 Tokyo International Forum Glass Building, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-6212-3200. Open Tue-Sun 10am-5:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Tokyo. www.mitsuo.co.jp

The National Museum of Modern Art
Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection. Various media. Until Sep 23, free (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥130 (univ)/¥420 (general). Lying, Standing and Leaning. Various media. Until Sep 23, free (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥130 (univ)/¥420 (general). Paul Gaugin. Painting. Until Sep 23, free (MS and under)/¥600 (HS)/¥1,000 (univ)/¥1,500 (adult). 3-1 Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial). Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Fri until 8pm), closed Mon. Nearest stn: Takebashi, exit 1B. www.momat.go.jp

The National Museum of Modern Art, Craft & Design

Crafts Gallery for Kids: ¿! Collection. Until Aug 30, free (HS and under, over 65)/¥70 (univ)/¥200 (general). Bernard Leach, Hamada Shoji, Arakawa Toyozo and Miwa Jusetsu: From Mr. & Mrs. Someno’s Ceramics Collection. Sep 4-Nov 3, free (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥70 (univ)/¥200 (general). 1-1 Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial). Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Takebashi, exit 1B. www.momat.go.jp

The National Museum of Modern Art, National Film Center
Noriaki Tsuchimoto: The Life of a Documentary Filmmaker. Until Aug 30, free (HS and under)/¥70 (univ, seniors)/¥200 (general). Film Actress Kinuyo Tanaka at her Centenary. Various media. Sep 4-Dec 20, free (HS and under)/¥70 (univ, 65 and over)/¥200 (general). 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open Tue-Sun 11am-6:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Kyobashi. www.momat.go.jp

Nichido Contemporary Art
Takanori Ishizuka. Sacred Beast, Curated by Yumi Yamaguchi. Installation. Sep 4-19, free. B1 Da Vinci Kyobashi, 4-3-3 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3555-2140. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sun-Mon & hols. Nearest stn: Takaramachi. www.nca-g.com

Ring Cube Gallery
Takayuki Maekawa. The Ginza Zoo. Photography. Until Aug 31, free. Alex Majoli. One Jumo. Photography. Sep 2-Oct 4, free. 8-9F San-Ai Dream Center, 5-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3289-1521. Open Wed-Mon 11am-8pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Ginza. http://ringcube.jp

Shiodome Museum
Junzo Sakakura, Architect: Living in Modernism. Various media. Until Sep 27, ¥300 (elem, MS)/¥500 (HS, univ, 65 and over)/¥700 (general). 4F, 1-5-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shiodome. www.mew.co.jp/corp/museum

Shiseido Gallery
Female Artists and Their Era. Various media. Until Oct 18, free. 8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3572-3901. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun until 6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shimbashi. www.shiseido.co.jp/gallery

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

Man Furuya. Real Imagination/Gensozu Vol. 1. Until Oct 3, free. 7F 8-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3571-1808. Open Tue-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Shimbashi. www.tokyo-gallery.com

Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Space
Tamotsu Murakami. Homesickness is Always Beside You. Kirigami. Until Sep 9, free. Tokyo International Forum Art Shop, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-3286-6716. Open daily 10am-8pm. Nearest stn: Yurakucho. www.apj-i.co.jp

Zeit-Foto Salon
Aki Lumi. The Garden Is Burning. Photography. Sep 1-29, free. 4F Matsumoto Bldg, 1-10-5 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-3535-7188. Open Tue-Fri 10:30am-6:30pm, Sat 10:30am-5:30pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Kyobashi. www.zeit-foto.com

Harajuku/Aoyama
Design Festa
West: Ukinori. Illustration. Aug 30-Sep 5, free. East: Otsuma Women’s University Photo Club. September. Sep 1-3, free. 3-20-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3479-1442. Open daily 11am-8pm. Nearest stn: Meiji-Jingumae. www.designfestagallery.com

Gallery Rocket
Noritake. Intentions. Illustration. Until Sep 8, free. 6-9-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3499-1003. Open daily noon-7:30pm. Nearest stn: Meiji-Jingumae. www.rocket-jp.com

Hpgrp Gallery Tokyo
Hisaharu Motoda. Painting. Until Aug 30, free. Kanako Ohya. Painting. Sep 4-27, free. B1 CH Bldg, 5-1-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3797-1507. Open daily 11am-8pm. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.artdiv-hpf.com/tokyo

Pinpoint Gallery
Yura Komine. Doll Theater. Painting, illustration. Aug 31-Sep 12, free. B1 Futaba Bldg, 5-10-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3409-8268. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.pinpointgallery.com

Spiral Gallery
Santeri Tuori. Forest, Red Shirt, Tokyo. Video installation. Sep 9-27, free. 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3498-1171. Open daily 11am-10pm. Nearest stn: Omotesando. www.spiral.co.jp

The Watari-Um Museum of Contemporary Art
Aloise Corbaz. Drawing. Until Sep 2, ¥800 (student or under 25)/¥1,000 (adult). A Visit to Luis Barragan House. Photography. Sep 9-Jan 24, ¥800 (student)/¥1,000 (adult). 3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3402-3001. Open Tue-Sun 11am-7pm (Wed until 9pm), closed Mon. Nearest stn: Gaienmae, exit 2. www.watarium.co.jp

Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Genealogy of Famous Actors: Kabuki in the Late Edo Period, the Meiji Period and the Present. Sep 1-26, ¥200 (elem, MS)/¥500 (HS, univ)/¥700 (adult). 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5777-8600. Open Tue-Sun 10:30am-5:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Harajuku, Omotesando exit. www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp

Kayabacho/Kiba
San-Ai Gallery
Kanako Sato, Naomi Shiga, Makiko Takada and Yuka Takane. Visual Contents 11. Copper engraving, hanga and lithograpy. Aug 29-Sep 5, free. 1-26-8 Nihombashi-Kayabacho, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5847-7714. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-7pm, Sun 11:30am-6pm. Nearest stn: Suitengumae. www17.plala.or.jp/san-ai_gallery

Taguchi Fine Art
Wakiro Sumi. Carved Work. Sculpture. Aug 29-Sep 26, free. Dai 2 Inoue Bldg, 2-17-13 Nihombashi-Kayabacho, Chuo-ku. Tel: 03-5652-3660. Open Tue-Sat 1-7pm (or by appt), closed Sun-Mon & hols. Nearest stn: Kayabacho. www.taguchifineart.com

Shibuya/Ebisu
Bunkamura Gallery
Bunkamura Retrospective Exhibition, Part IV: Turnaround and Takeoff, 1999-Present. Photography. Until Sep 6, free. 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3477-9174. Open daily 10am-7:30pm. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.bunkamura.co.jp/gallery

Bunkamura: The Museum
A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art. Painting. Sep 3-Oct 25, ¥600 (elem, MS)/¥900 (HS, univ)/¥1,300 (adult). 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3477-9111. Open Sun-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.bunkamura.co.jp

Logos Gallery
Craft Tree. Handicrafts. Until Sep 9, free. Shibuya Parco, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3496-1287. Open daily 10am-9pm. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.parco-art.com

Magical, Artroom
Hitoshi Kuriyama. ∴0=1 –prelude. Installation. Until Sep 12, free. 3F Nadiff, 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3445-8988. Open daily noon-8pm. Nearest stn: Ebisu. www.magical-artroom.com

Nadiff Gallery
Itohisa Takano and Yasuhiro Yamane. Swamp Exhibition: The Scenery of a Beautiful Cancer. Various media. Until Oct 11, free. 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3446-4977. Open daily noon-8pm. Nearest stn: Ebisu. www.nadiff.com

Parco Factory
Dr. Muller’s Laboratory 2009. Illustration. Until Aug 30, free. 40th Anniversary: Touch Wood Charity Exhibit. Photography. Sep 4-23, free (elem and under)/¥500 (general). 6F Shibuya Parco Part 1, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3477-5873. Open daily 10am-9pm. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.parco-art.com

Tobacco and Salt Museum
Special Summer Exhibition: Salt-Making. Various media. Until Aug 31, free (70 and over)/¥50 (HS and under)/¥100 (general). Cafés, Tobacco and Viennese Culture. Various media. Sep 12-Nov 3, free (70 and over)/¥100 (elem, MS, HS)/¥300 (adult). 1-16-8 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03- 3476-2041. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.jti.co.jp/Culture/museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
To a Strange Land: Photographers’ Sentimental Journey. Until Sep 23, free (elem and under)/¥250 (MS, HS, 65 and over)/¥400 (student)/¥500 (general). Eyes of the Heart: The Photographs of Koichi Inakoshi. Until Oct 12, free (elem and under)/¥500 (MS, 65 and over)/¥600 (student)/¥700 (general). Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku. Tel: 03-3280-0099. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Thu & Fri until 8pm). Nearest stn: Ebisu, east exit. www.syabi.com

Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya
Shinji Ohmaki. Zekkei: Vacuum Fluctuation. Various media. Until Nov 8, free. 1-19-8 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3463-0603. Open Tue-Sun 11am-7pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shibuya. www.tokyo-ws.org/shibuya

Shinjuku/Ikebukuro
The Artcomplex Center, Tokyo
Hiroyoshi Takeda. Bondance. Painting, performance. Until Aug 30, free. Mari Nakayama. Message. Photography. Until Aug 30, free. Girls Photo Exhibition. Sep 1-6, free. Meimi Ando. Dear Girls. Painting. Sep 1-6, free. Yusuke Sugizaki. The Constant Change, Vol. 2. Painting, illustration. Sep 1-6, free. 12-9 Daikyo-cho, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3341-3253. Open daily 11am-8pm. Nearest stn: Yotsuya-Sanchome. www.gallerycomplex.com

Epson Imaging Gallery epSite
Atsushi Kadoo. Galactica. Photography. Until Sep 10, free. Yasumasa Morimura. Maburakashi. Photography. Until Oct 3, free. 1F Shinjuku Bldg, 2-1-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3345-9883. Open daily 10:30am-6pm. Nearest stn: Tochomae. www.epson.jp/epsite

Kenji Taki Gallery
Aiko Tezuka. Installation, crafts. Until Sep 9, free. 3-18-2-102 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3378-6051. Open Tue-Sat noon-7pm, closed Sun-Mon & hols. Nearest stn: Hatsudai. www2.odn.ne.jp/kenjitaki
Konica Minolta Plaza
Norimitsu Kanai. In This Town. Until Sep 7, free. Yoko Kaneiwa. Hello in a New Form. Until Sep 7, free. Cuba Through the Eyes of Children. Until Sep 7, free. 23rd Chinese Idiom Photography Exhibition. Sep 8-17, free. Naomi Yanagimoto. Your Village. Sep 8-17, free. 4F Shinjuku Kono Bldg, 3-26-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03- 3225-5001. Open daily 10:30am-7pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. www.konicaminolta.jp/plaza

NTT Intercommunication Center
ICC Kids Program 2009: Playful Learning. Various media. Until Aug 31, free. Open Space 2009. Various media. Until Feb 2010, free. 4F Tokyo Opera City Tower, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 0120-144199. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Hatsudai. www.ntticc.or.jp

Place M
Mark Pearson. My Eye. Photography. Until Aug 30, free. Yukiko Asahi. Clear With a Chance of Snow. Photography. Aug 31-Sep 6, free. Juergen Specht. What Pleases My Eyes. Photography. Aug 31-Sep 6, free. 3F Kindai Bldg, 1-2-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3341-6107. Open daily 1-7pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku-Gyoenmae. www.placem.com

Roonee 247 Photography
Masashi Sakamaki. Gathering Bones. Until Aug 30, free. Sayaka Ikemoto Presents: The Do-Re-Mi Song. Sep 1-6, free. 1F Misuzu Bldg, 4-11 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3341-8118. Open Tue-Sun noon-7pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Yotsuya-Sanchome. www.roonee.com

Shinjuku Ganka Garou
Takeru Saneyoshi. Various media. Until Aug 31, free. Wakao Yoshida. Eoanthropus: Fabricated Fossil. Various media. Until Aug 31, free. Takahiro Chiba. Shintaro Ishihara 10 Years Ago ~ 1999 Tokyo Gubernatorial Race. Photography. Sep 4-10, free. 5-18-11 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-5285-8822. Open daily noon-8pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku-Sanchome. www.gankagarou.com

Shinjuku Nikon Salon
Koji Ishikawa. Ironic Scenes. Until Aug 31, free. Daichi Kohda. Dalit: Untouchable India. Until Aug 31, free. Eichi Ishiyawa. Waterfall/Flow. Sep 1-7, free. Yutaka Hirasawa and Paul Van Riel. 1969: Amsterdam and Tokyo—Tokyo University Front and Amsterdam University Occupation. Sep 1-14, free. 28F Shinjuku L Tower, 1-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3344-0565. Open daily 10am-7pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. www.nikon-image.com/jpn/activity/salon

Sokyu-sha Gallery
Takeshi Kodo. Day Day Day Day: 2001-2008. Until Aug 30, free. Masakazu Sugiura. Remontage. Photography. Aug 31-Sep 13, free. 3F Shinshin Bldg, 1-3-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3358-3974. Open daily 1-7pm. Nearest stn: Shinjuku-Gyoenmae. www.sokyusha.com

Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Bestselling Picture Books and Illustrators of the World. Until Aug 30, free (MS and under)/¥600 (HS, univ)/¥800 (65 and over)/¥1,000 (general). 42F 1-26-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-5405-8686. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. www.sompo-japan.co.jp/museum

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Tomoko Konoike. Inter-Traveler. Painting, installation. Until Sep 27, ¥600 (elem, MS)/¥800 (HS, univ)/¥1,000 (adult). 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-5353-0756. Open Tue-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri & Sat until 8pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Hatsudai. www.operacity.jp

Wako Works of Art
Takeshi Masada. New Works. Painting. Sep 10-Oct 8, free. 3-8-2-101/103 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku. Tel: 03-3373-2860. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Shinjuku. www.wako-art.jp

Ueno
The National Museum of Western Art
Le Corbusier and the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Various media. Until Aug 30, free (HS and under, 65 and older)/¥130 (univ)/¥420 (general). L’eredita dell’Impero romano. Various media. Sep 19-Dec 13, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS)/¥1,200 (univ)/¥1,500 (adult). Yasuomi Hashimura. Rome: Future Déjà Vu. Sep 19-Dec 13, free (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥130 (univ)/¥420 (general). 7-7 Ueno Park, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3828-5131. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ueno. www.nmwa.go.jp

The National Museum of Nature and Science
The Golden Capital of Sicán: Precursor of the Inca Empire. Various media. Until Oct 12, ¥500 (HS and under)/¥1,400 (univ, adult). 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-577-8600. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm (Fri until 8pm), closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ueno. www.kahaku.go.jp

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Ancient Egypt in Torino. Various media. Until Oct 4, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS)/¥800 (65 and over)/¥1,200 (students)/¥1,500 (general). 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3823-6921. Open Tue-Sun 9am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ueno. www.tobikan.jp

Tokyo National Museum Sometsuke: The Flourishing of Underglaze Blue Porcelain Ware in Asia.

Until Sep 6, free (MS and under)/¥600 (HS)/¥800 (univ)/¥1,000 (adult). Ise Jingu and Treasures of Shinto. Various media. Until Sep 6, free (MS and under)/¥500 (HS)/¥1,000 (univ)/¥1,400 (adult). Zhao Zhiqian and Artworks of the Late Qing Dynasty. Calligraphy, ink painting. Until Sep 27, free (HS and under, 70 and over)/¥400 (univ)/¥600 (general). 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3822-1111. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ueno. www.tnm.jp

Ueno Royal Museum
Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World. Various media. Sep 19-Jan 11, ¥800 (elem, MS)/¥1,200 (HS, univ)/¥1,400 (adult). 1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3833-4191. Open Sat-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-8pm. Nearest stn: Ueno. www.ueno-mori.org

Other Areas
Art Tower Mito
Contemporary Art is Just As Easy As Pie. Various media. Aug 29-Oct 12, free (MS and under, 65 and over)/¥800 (general). 1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken. Tel: 029-227-8111. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Mito, then bus. www.arttowermito.or.jp

Chinzan-so
DanDans. A Midsummer Dream. Various media. Until Aug 30, free. 2-10-8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku. Tel: 03-3943-2222. Open daily 11am-8pm. www.geocities.jp/dandans_news

Edo-Tokyo Museum
Sharaku and Other Hidden Japanese Masterworks from the Land of Nausicaa. Until Sep 6, ¥650 (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥1,040 (univ)/¥1,300 (general). 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku. Tel: 03-3626-9974. Open daily 9:30am-5:30pm (Sat until 7:30pm), closed hols. Nearest: Ryogoku. www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp

Gallery éf
Tyler Starr. Wallowing Series. Drawing, mixed media. Until Aug 30, free. Nobuyoshi Asai, Kenta Arai and Tenki. Dream of the Tides. Photographic installation. Sep 18-Oct 4, free. 2-19-18 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku. Tel: 03-3841-0442. Open Wed-Mon noon-9pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Asakusa. www.gallery-ef.com

Gallery Simon
Joan Navarro. Rice and Fall. Installation. Until Sep 6, free. Yokohama Barcelona Art Session 2009. Various media. Until Oct 12, free. Hanamaro. Mute Animals. Painting. Sep 8-23, free. 1-31-9 Ishikawacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama. Tel: 045-212-1590. Open Thu-Tue noon-7pm, closed Wed. Nearest stn: Ishikawacho. www.gallerysimon.net

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Selections from the Hara Museum Collection. Various media. Until Oct 12, ¥500 (elem, MS)/¥700 (HS, univ)/¥1,000 (adult). 4-7-25 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku. Tel: 03-3445-0651. Open Tue-Sun 11am-5pm (Wed until 8pm), closed Mon. Nearest stn: Shinagawa. www.haramuseum.or.jp

Itabashi Art Museum
A Retrospective of Hanabusa Itcho: A Painter of the Edo Period. Folding screens and hanging scrolls. Sep 5-Oct 12, ¥150 (elem, MS)/¥400 (HS, univ)/¥600 (adult). 5-34-27 Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku. Tel: 03-3979-3251. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Nishi-Takashimadaira. www.itabashiartmuseum.jp/art

Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art
Four Stories: Paths to Modern Japanese Art. Painting. Until Sep 23, ¥500 (HS and under)/¥1,000 (univ, 65 and over)/¥1,300 (general). 631 Sakado, Sakura-shi, Chiba. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Sakura, free shuttle bus available. http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp

Kawasaki City Museum
The DNA of Shonen Sunday Magazine. Various media. Until Sep 13, free (MS and under)/¥500 (students, 65 and over)/¥800 (general). Keisuke Kumakiri. Light and Shadow in the 60s. Photography. Until Oct 4, free. Graphic Design in the 60s-70s. Until Oct 4, free. Kawasaki, Jomon, 10,000 Years. Pottery. Aug 29-Oct 12, free (elem, MS)/¥300 (student, 65 and over)/¥500 (general). 1-2 Todoroki, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-754-4500. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Musashi-Kosugi. www.kawasaki-museum.jp

Kodak Photo Salon
Rieko Numachi. Blooming Journey. Until Sep 4, free. 12F 3-12-8 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-3813-5313. Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, closed Sat-Sun & hols. Nearest stn: Akihabara or Suehirocho. www.tinyurl.com/288nu5

Louvre-DNP Museum Lab
Portraits of Women in Egypt, 1800 Years Ago. Painting. Until Dec 19, free. 1F DNP Gotanda Bldg, 3-5-20 Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku. Tel: 03-5435-0880. Open by reservation only Mon-Tue & Thu 5-7pm, Wed & Fri 5-8:30pm, Sat 11am-5:30pm, closed Sun. Nearest stn: Gotanda. www.museumlab.jp

Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
The Possibility of Serial Images: Woodcut Prints of Japan. Until Sep 27, free (MS and under)/¥450 (HS, univ, over 65)/¥600 (general). 2-4-36 Meguro, Meguro-ku. Tel: 03-3714-1201. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Meguro. www.mmat.jp

Miyamoto Saburo Memorial Museum
Recipe for a Painting: Saburo Miyamoto’s Expression and Materials. Painting. Until Nov 29, ¥100 (MS and under, over 65)/¥150 (HS, univ)/¥200 (general). 5-38-13 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku. Tel: 03-5483-3836. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Jiyugaoka. www.miyamotosaburo-annex.jp

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
The Colors of Mary Blair. Various media. Until Oct 4, ¥600 (elem)/¥900 (MS, HS)/¥1,100 (univ, adult). MOT Collection: Summer Playground. Various media. Until Oct 4, free (MS and under)/¥250 (HS, 65 and over)/¥400 (univ)/¥500 (general). Kosho Ito Works, 1974-2009: Order and Chaos. Until Oct 4, ¥500 (MS, 65 and over)/¥800 (student)/¥1,000 (general). Maki Onishi and Yuki Hyakuda. Public "Space" Project: Cave in a Dream. Installation. Until Jan 17, free. 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku. Open Tue-Sun 10am-8pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa. www.mot-art-museum.jp

Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Hidetoshi Nagasawa. Facing the Aurora. Until Sep 23, free (MS and under, 65 and over)/¥720 (univ)/¥900 (adult). 9-30-1 Tokiwa, Urawa-ku, Saitama. Tel: 048-824-0111. Open Tue-Sun 10am-5:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Kita-Urawa. www.momas.jp

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Environmental Science Exhibition of the Earth and Space: The Mystery and Secret of the Creatures that Went Extinct. Various media. Until Aug 31, ¥900 (18
and under)/¥1,600 (adult). 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku. Tel: 03-3570-9151. Open daily 10am-5pm. Nearest stn: Telecom Center. www.miraikan.jst.go.jp

National Museum of Japanese History
Palaces, Religious Structures and Dwellings in East Asia: The Truth of Traditional Japanese Architecture. Until Aug 30, free (elem, MS)/¥450 (HS, univ)/¥830 (adult). The World of the Night Procession of One Hundred Demons. Picture scrolls. Until Aug 30, free (MS and under)/¥250 (HS, univ)/¥420 (adult). 117 Jonaicho, Sakura-shi, Chiba. Tel: 043-486-0123. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-4:30pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Sakura. www.rekihaku.ac.jp

Nerima Art Museum
Gaku Onogi. Cause of Annoyance. Painting, drawing. Sep 5-Nov 8, free (MS and under, 75 and over)/¥300 (HS, univ, 65-74)/¥500 (general). 1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku. Tel: 03-3577-1821. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Nakamurabashi. www.city.nerima.tokyo.jp/museum

Pacifico Yokohama
Egypt’s Sunken Treasures. Various media. Until Sep 23, ¥800 (elem, MS)/¥1,300 (HS)/¥2.300 (adult). Hall D, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama. Tel: 0570-060-060. Open daily 9:30am-6pm. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.asahi.com/egypt

Pola Museum of Art
A Century of Portraiture: Renoir, Modigliano, Picasso and Other Artists From the Collection. Painting. Until Sep 6, free. ¥700 (elem, MS)/¥1,300 (HS, univ)/¥1,600 (over 65)/¥1,800 (adult). 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi. Tel: 0460-4-2111. Open daily 9am-5pm. Nearest stn: Gora, then by bus. www.polamuseum.or.jp

Setagaya Art Museum
Masterpieces of Modern Mexican Painting. Until Aug 30, ¥500 (elem, MS)/¥900 (HS, univ, 65 and over)/¥1,200 (general). Kojin Toneyama and Mayan and Aztec Rubbings. Until Sep 11, ¥100 (elem, MS, 65 and over)/¥150 (HS, univ)/¥200 (general). 1-2 Kinuta-koen, Setagaya-ku. Tel: 03-3415-6011. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Yoga. www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp

Shibusawa Memorial Museum
Shibusawa Eiichi Goes to the USA: Private Economic Diplomacy of 100 Years Ago. Various media. Until Sep 23, ¥100 (HS and under)/¥300 (general). 16-1 Nishigahara-Nichome, Kita-ku. Tel: 03-3910-0005. Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon. www.shibusawa.or.jp

Studio Ghibli Museum
Gake no Ue no Ponyo. Various media. Until May 2010, ¥400 (under 12 years)/¥1,000 (adult). Entry by reservation only. 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi. Open Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, closed Tue. Nearest stn: Mitaka. www.ghibli-museum.jp

Suginami Animation Museum
Studio Pierrot: The Wonderful World of Magical Girls. Until Nov 23, free. 3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku. Tel: 03-3396-1510. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ogikubo. www.sam.or.jp

Taiji Kiyokawa Memorial Gallery
Poetic Sentiments Dwelling in Painting. Until Nov 29, ¥100 (MS and under, over 65)/¥150 (HS, univ)/¥200 (general). 2-22-17 Seijo, Setagaya-ku. Tel: 03-3416-1202. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Seijo Gakuen-mae. www.kiyokawataiji-annex.jp

Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
10th Anniversary Exhibition: Taro Okamoto’s Paintings. Until Sep 23, free (MS and under)/¥700 (HS, univ, over 65)/¥900 (general). 7-1-5 Masukata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-900-9898. Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Mukogaoka-Yuen. www.taromuseum.jp

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Stitch by Stitch: Traces I Made With Needle and Thread. Until Sep 27, ¥500 (HS and under, 65 and over)/¥800 (univ)/¥1,000 (general). 5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3443-0201. Open daily 10am-6pm. Nearest stn: Meguro, west exit or Shirokanedai, exit 1. www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp

Tokyo Wonder Site, Hongo
Perception and Urban Environments. Photography, installation. Until Aug 30, free. New Direction: Exp. Various media. Sep 5-27, free. 2-4-16 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku. Tel: 03-5689-5331. Open Tue-Sun 11am-7pm, closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ochanomizu or Hongo-Sanchome. www.tokyo-ws.org/hongo

Tomio Koyama Gallery
Before Architecture, After Architecture. Various media. Until Aug 29, free. Jonathan Meese. Mishima is Back. Photography. Sep 5-Oct 3, free. Ernesto Caivano. Drawing. Sep 5-Oct 3, free. 1-3-2 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku. Tel: 03-3642-4090. Open Tue-Sat noon-7pm, closed Sun-Mon. Nearest stn: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa. www.tomiokoyamagallery.com

Urawa Art Museum
Bratislava International Picture Book: Grand Prix Winners and Their Work. Illustration. Until Aug 30, ¥150 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ)/¥500 (adult). Palette Exhibition: From Picasso and Matisse to the Artists of the World. Painting. Sep 5-Oct 12, ¥150 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ)/¥500 (adult). 3F Urawa Century City, 2-5-1 Nakacho, Urawa-ku, Saitama. Tel: 048-827-3215. Open Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-8pm, closed Mon. www.uam.urawa.saitama.jp

Yokohama Museum of Art
French Painting in the 19th Century. Until Aug 31, free (elem and under)/¥800 (MS)/¥1,100 (HS, univ)/¥1,400 (adult). Dai-Kai-Ko: The Art of the Period of Opening the Port of Yokohama from Tokugawa Era to Meiji. Various media. Sep 19-Nov 23, free (elem and under)/¥400 (MS)/¥700 (HS, univ)/¥1,000 (adult). 3-4-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama. Tel: 045-221-0300. Open Fri-Wed 10am-6pm, closed Thu. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.yaf.or.jp/yma

Zuishoji Art Projects
Gary Mcleod. Privilege. Photography. Sep 17-23, free. 3-2-19 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku. Open daily 11am-7pm. Nearest stn: Shirokanedai. www.zuisho-ji-arts.net



Sports
ATHLETICS
Seiko Super Track and Field Meet
Sep 23, 11am. ¥1,000-¥10,000. Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki. Tel: 03-6431-8347.

AUTO RACING
Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 Mile
Sep 18-19. ¥4,500-¥15,000. Twin Ring Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture. Tel: 0285-640080.

Super GT
Round 7. Sep 13. Fuji Speedway, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture. Tel: 0550-78-1234.

Round 9. Nov 8. Twin Ring Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture. Tel: 0285-640080.
Formula 1
Japan Grand Prix. Oct 4. Suzuka Circuit, Mie Prefecture. Tel: 059-378-1111.

BADMINTON
BWF Super Series
Yonex Open Japan. Sep 22-27. Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Tel: 03-3481-2382.

BASEBALL
Central League
Yomiuri Giants vs. Yakult Swallows. Sep 4, 6pm; Sep 5-6, 2pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Tokyo Dome. Tel: 0570-005106/03-5800-9999.

Yakult Swallows vs. Hiroshima Carp. Sep 8-10, 6pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Jingu Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 03-3404-8999/0570-029999.

Yokohama BayStars vs. Yomiuri Giants. Sep 8-10, 6pm. ¥1,800-¥6,500. Yokohama Stadium. Tel: 045-661-1251.

Yokohama BayStars vs. Yakult Swallows. Sep 15-17, 6pm. ¥1,800-¥6,500. Yokohama Stadium. Tel: 045-661-1251.

Yomiuri Giants vs. Hanshin Tigers. Sep 15-17, 6pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Tokyo Dome. Tel: 0570-005106/03-5800-9999.

Yakult Swallows vs. Yomiuri Giants. Sep 18-20, 6pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Jingu Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 03-3404-8999/0570-029999.

Yokohama BayStars vs. Hanshin Tigers. Sep 21-23, 2pm. ¥1,800-¥6,500. Yokohama Stadium. Tel: 045-661-1251.

Yomiuri Giants vs. Chunichi Dragons. Sep 21-23, 2pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Tokyo Dome. Tel: 0570-005106/03-5800-9999.

Yakult Swallows vs. Yokohama BayStars. Sep 25-27, 6pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Jingu Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 03-3404-8999/0570-029999.
Yomiuri Giants vs. Hiroshima Carp. Sep 25-26, 6pm; Sep 27, 2pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Tokyo Dome. Tel: 0570-005106/03-5800-9999.

Yakult Swallows vs. Hanshin Tigers. Sep 28-30, 6pm. ¥1,500-¥4,500. Jingu Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 03-3404-8999/0570-029999.

Pacific League
Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Aug 28, 6:30pm; Aug 29, 6pm; Aug 30, 5pm. ¥2,500-¥4,500. Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari. Tel: 03-5682-6341.

Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. Sep 1-3, 6:15pm. ¥2,500-¥4,500. Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari. Tel: 03-5682-6341.

Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Sep 8-10, 6:15pm. ¥2,500-¥4,500. Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari. Tel: 03-5682-6341.

Seibu Lions vs. Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. Sep 8-10, 6pm. ¥800-¥22,000. Seibu Dome, Tokorazawa. Tel: 04-2925-1151.

Seibu Lions vs. Orix Buffaloes. Sep 11, 6pm; Sep 12, 2pm; Sep 13, 1pm. ¥800-¥22,000. Seibu Dome, Tokorazawa. Tel: 04-2925-1151.

Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Seibu Lions. Sep 15-17, 6:15pm. ¥2,500-¥4,500. Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari. Tel: 03-5682-6341.

Seibu Lions vs. Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Sep 18, 6pm; Sep 19, 2pm; Sep 20, 1pm. ¥800-¥22,000. Seibu Dome, Tokorazawa. Tel: 04-2925-1151.

Chiba Lotte Marines vs. Orix Buffaloes. Sep 25, 6:30pm; Sep 26, 2pm; Sep 27, 1pm. ¥2,500-¥4,500. Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari. Tel: 03-5682-6341.

Seibu Lions vs. Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Sep 25, 6pm; Sep 26, 2pm; Sep 27, 1pm. ¥800-¥22,000. Seibu Dome, Tokorazawa. Tel: 04-2925-1151.

Seibu Lions vs. Chiba Lotte Marines. Sep 29-Oct 1, 6pm. ¥800-¥22,000. Seibu Dome, Tokorazawa. Tel: 04-2925-1151.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
JBV Tour 2009
Tokyo Open. Aug 28-30, 9am. ¥1,000-¥4,500. Odaiba. Tel: 03-3552-1078.

BOXING
WBC Super-Bantamweight Title Fight
Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Ivan Hernandez. Oct 10. Yoyogi Gymnasium. Tel: 03-3468-1171.

WBA Super-Featherweight Title Fight
Jorge Linares vs. Juan Carlos Salgado. Oct 10. Yoyogi Gymnasium. Tel: 03-3468-1171.

FIGURE SKATING
Japan Open 2009
Oct 3, 1pm. ¥4,000-¥19,000. Saitama Super Arena. Tel: 03-3322-9966.

Carnival on Ice
Oct 3, 7pm. ¥6,000-¥20,000. Saitama Super Arena. Tel: 03-3322-9966.

GOLF
JGTO
Fujisankei Classic. Sep 3-6, 8am. ¥2,500-¥4,000. Fujizakura Country Club, Yamanashi Prefecture. Tel: 0555-73-1391.

Bridgestone Open. Oct 22-25, 8am. ¥2,500. Sodegaura Country Club, Chiba Prefecture. Tel: 03-5763-2523.

MMA
Sengoku
Sep 23, 4pm. ¥7,000-¥70,000. Saitama Super Arena. Tel: 03-5381-7108.

RUGBY UNION
Bledisloe Cup
Australia vs. New Zealand. Oct 31. ¥7,000-¥70,000. National Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 0570-000777/03-3545-8589.

Lipovitan D Challenge 2009
Japan vs. Canada. Nov 21. Chichibunomiya Stadium, Gaienmae.

Top League
Sanyo Wild Knights vs. Toshiba Brave Lupus. Sep 4, 7:30pm. ¥1,300-¥5,000. Chichibunomiya Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 0570-029999/03-3401-3290.

Ricoh Black Rams vs. Honda Heat. Sep 5, 5pm. ¥1,300-¥5,000. Chichibunomiya Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 0570-029999/03-3401-3290.

NEC Green Rockets vs. Kubota Spears. Sep 5, 7pm. ¥1,300-¥5,000. Chichibunomiya Stadium, Gaienmae. Tel: 0570-029999/03-3401-3290.

SOCCER
Kirin Challenge Cup
Japan vs. Scotland. Oct 10, 7:20pm. ¥1,000-¥7,000. Nissan Stadium, Shin-Yokohama. Tel: 0466-454545.
J. League Division 1
Omiya Ardija vs. Kashima Antlers. Aug 29, 6pm. ¥2,500-¥5,500. NACK5 Stadium, Omiya. Tel: 048-658-4916.

FC Tokyo vs. Oita Trinita. Aug 29, 7pm. ¥1,600-¥6,000. Ajinomoto Stadium, Tobitakyu. Tel: 042-342-8950.

Yokohama F. Marinos vs. JEF United Chiba. Aug 29, 7pm. ¥2,200-¥5,000. NHK Mitsuzawa Stadium, Yokohama. Tel: 045-277-2307.

Kashiwa Reysol vs. Kyoto Sanga. Aug 30, 6pm. ¥2,000-¥5,500. Hitachi Stadium, Kashiwa. Tel: 04-7162-2250.

Kawasaki Frontale vs. Shimizu S-Pulse. Aug 30, 7pm. ¥2,500-¥5,000. Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-829-3011.

JEF United Chiba vs. Albirex Niigata. Sep 12, 4pm. ¥2,200-¥5,000. Fukuda Arena, Soga, Chiba Prefecture. Tel: 043-212-8380.

Kashima Antlers vs. Kawasaki Frontale. Sep 12, 7pm. ¥2,800-¥7,000. Kashima Stadium. Tel: 0299-82-5555.

Urawa Reds vs. Montedio Yamagata. Sep 13, 3pm. ¥2,000-¥4,500. Saitama Stadium 2002. Tel: 048-812-1001.

FC Tokyo vs. Gamba Osaka. Sep 19, 4pm. ¥1,600-¥6,000. Ajinomoto Stadium, Tobitakyu. Tel: 042-342-8950.

Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Kashima Antlers. Sep 19, 4pm. ¥2,200-¥5,000. Nissan Stadium, Shin-Yokohama. Tel: 045-277-2307.

Omiya Ardija vs. Nagoya Grampus. Sep 19, 6pm. ¥2,500-¥5,500. NACK5 Stadium, Omiya. Tel: 048-658-4916.

Kawasaki Frontale vs. Urawa Reds. Sep 19, 7pm. ¥2,500-¥5,000. Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-829-3011.

Kashiwa Reysol vs. Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Sep 20, 1pm. ¥2,000-¥5,500. Hitachi Stadium, Kashiwa. Tel: 04-7162-2250.

FC Tokyo vs. Jubilo Iwata. Sep 26, 4pm. ¥1,600-¥6,000. Ajinomoto Stadium, Tobitakyu. Tel: 042-342-8950.

Kashima Antlers vs. Nagoya Grampus. Sep 26, 6pm. ¥2,800-¥7,000. Kashima Stadium. Tel: 0299-82-5555.

JEF United Chiba vs. Montedio Yamagata. Sep 26, 7pm. ¥2,200-¥5,000. Fukuda Arena, Soga, Chiba Prefecture. Tel: 043-212-8380.

Urawa Reds vs. Yokohama F. Marinos. Sep 27, 2pm. ¥2,000-¥4,500. Saitama Stadium 2002. Tel: 048-812-1001.

Nabisco Cup
Semifinals, first leg
Kawasaki Frontale vs. Yokohama F. Marinos. Sep 2, 7pm. ¥2,500-¥5,000. Todoroki Stadium, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-829-3011.

Shimizu S-Pulse vs. FC Tokyo. Sep 2, 7pm. ¥2,300-¥6,500. Nihondaira Stadium, Shizuoka. Tel: 054-351-8855.

Semifinals, second leg
FC Tokyo vs. Shimizu S-Pulse. Sep 6, 6pm. ¥1,600-¥6,000. Ajinomoto Stadium, Tobitakyu. Tel: 042-342-8950.

Yokohama F. Marinos vs. Kawasaki Frontale. Sep 6, 6pm. ¥2,200-¥5,000. Nissan Stadium, Shin-Yokohama. Tel: 045-277-2307.

SUMO
Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament
Sep 13-27, 9am. ¥2,100-¥14,300. Ryogoku Kokugikan. Tel: 0570-02-9310
Yokohama 150th Anniversary
Charity Tournament. Oct 18, 8am. ¥5,000-¥13,000. Yokohama Gymnasium.
Tel: 045-577-4388.

SURFING
Surf Sk8ter’s Festival
The Surfskaters 10 in Chiba. Aug 30. Ichinomiya Beach, Chiba Prefecture. Info:
www.nestajapan.com
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Japan Pro Surfing Tour
ISU Ibaraki Surfing Classic/Gotacha G-Land Cup. Sep 10-13. Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture. Tel: 03-5449-4145.

Surf Sk8ter’s Festival
The Surfskaters 10 in Shonan. Sep 13. Chigasaki Seaside Park. Info: www.nestajapan.com
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Billabong Tsurigaki Pro
Sep 24-27. Shida-Shita
Point, Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture. Tel: 0466-302888.

All-Japan Surfing Grand Champion Games
Oct 17-18. Shirahama Beach, Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture. Tel: 03-3818-9903.

TAEKWONDO
All-Japan Full-Contact Championships
Nov 8, 4:30pm. ¥2,500. Korakuen Hall. Tel: 03-3730-6929.

TENNIS
Toray Pan-Pacific Open
Sep 27-Oct 3, 10:30am. ¥4,000-¥6,000. Ariake Colosseum. Tel: 03-5229-0288.

Rakuten Open
Oct 5-11, 10am. ¥4,000-¥8,000. Ariake Colosseum. Tel: 0570-06-9923.

Festivals
Asakusa Samba Carnival
Tokyo’s most traditional neighborhood gets its
annual dose of Brazilian dance. Aug 29, 1:30-6pm. Around Asakusa station. www.asakusa-samba.jp

Super Yosakoi 2009
Tokyo incarnation of the famous Kochi festival with dancers from all over Japan, plus a team from Vietnam. Aug 29-30. Around Yoyogi Park. www.yosakoi-harajuku.com

Koenji Awa Odori
Popular annual festival featuring 12,000 dancers parading through the streets. Aug 29-30, 6-9pm. Around Koenji station. www.koenji-awaodori.com

Yokohama International Festa
Featuring dancing, ethnic food, works of art and more from all around the globe. Sep 5-6, 10:30am-5pm, free. Pacifico Yokohama. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.yokohama-festa.org

Brazil Festival
Celebrate Brazilian Day in Japan with food, samba dancing and live music. Sep 5-6, 11am-7pm. Yoyogi Park. www.festivalbrasil.jp

Forums & Expos
Japan DIY Home Center Show
Featuring the latest ideas in home renovation and decoration. Until Aug 29, 9:30am-5pm, free (MS
and under)/¥500 (general). Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihin-Makuhari.www.diy-show.jp

Good Design Expo
Annual showcase of the latest in design innovations, plus the winners of this year’s Good Design Awards. Aug 28, 6-9pm. Aug 29, 10am-9pm; Aug 30, 10am-4pm, free (MS and under)/¥1,000 (3-day pass). Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba. Nearest stn: Kokusai-Tenjijo. www.g-mark.org

C3 and Hobby 2009
One of the largest character and hobby shows in Japan, with stage shows and a special hands-on corner. Aug 29-30, 10am-5pm, free (elem and under)/¥1,300 (adv)/¥1,500 (door). Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihin-Makuhari. www.chara-hobby.com

Diet and Beauty Fair 2009
Expo by leading producers of cosmetics and health-related products. Sep 1-3, 10am-6pm, free (advance)/¥3,000 (door). Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba. Nearest stn: Kokusai-Tenjijo. www.dietandbeauty.jp

7th Annual Nail Olympics
Introducing the latest nail art fashions. Sep 4, 10am-7pm. Pacifico Yokohama. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.nailsunique.co.jp

Tokyo Photo 2009
Expo and sale of works by artists like Annie Leibovitz, Mika Ninagawa, William Eggleston and more, from local and international galleries. Sep 4-6, 11am-5pm (Sat until 7pm), ¥1,200 (adv)/¥1,500 (door). Bellesale Roppongi. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.tokyophoto.org

Bridal Ring Fair
Huge showcase for engagement and wedding rings, all at reduced prices. Sep 5-6, 11am-8pm, free. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihin-Makuhari. www.ring-fair.jp/rf

Ecomesse 2009 in Chiba
Environmental activity fair aimed at realizing a sustainable society. Sep 6, 10am-5pm, free. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihin-Makuhari. www.ecomesse.com

Newstyle Custom Auto Show
Expo of big-wheel trucks and custom cars, plus live music performances and fashion shows. Sep 6, 11am-6pm, ¥3,150. Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihin-Makuhari. www.newstylecustom.com

Fall Big Bazaar in Yokohama
Men’s and women’s fashion from over 100 different brands, presented by Marui. Sep 10-13, free. Pacifico Yokohama. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai.

Bazaars & Markets
Best Flea Market
Every fourth Sun, 10am-4pm, Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-3226-6800. Nearest stn: Yurakucho. www.recycler.org

Hanazono Shrine Market
Every Sun, 8am-4pm. Tel: 03-3200-3093. Nearest stn: Shinjuku-Sanchome. www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp

Ibaraki-ichi
Fresh vegetables from farms in Ibaraki. Every Sat, 7-9am. Roppongi Hills East Court. Tel: 03-6406-5285. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Nogi Shrine
Every second Sun, 5:30am-3pm. Nearest stn: Nogizaka. www.nogijinja.or.jp

Oedo Antique Fair
Japan’s largest antique fair, every first and third Sun, 8am-4:30pm. Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho. Tel: 03-5805-1093. Nearest stn: Yurakucho.

Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market
Every Sun & hols, 10am-4pm. Nearest stn: Shinagawa. www.sicity.co.jp

Yasukuni Shrine Antique Market
Every Sun, sunrise-sunset. Tel: 03-3261-8326. Nearest stn: Kudanshita or Ichigaya. www.yasukuni.or.jp

Togo Shrine
Every first Sun. Tel: 03-3425-7965. Nearest stn: Harajuku or Meiji-Jingumae.

Mottainai Flea Market
Aug 30. Kawasaki Keibajo, Fujimi. Nearest stn: Minatocho. Sep 5. Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.mottainai.info/fleama

Mottainai Kids’ Flea Market
Booths operated exclusively by children. Sep 5. Vendor registration from 11:30am, market 1-3pm. Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai. Tel: 03-3384-3636. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.mottainai.info
/fleama


Community
Green Mondays
Presentations on sustainability, clean technology and alternative energy. Every fourth Monday, 7-10:15pm. United Nations University Media Studio, Harajuku. www.greenmondays.ning.com
for details.

Stitch-n-Bitch
Meet fellow knitters, crocheters and sewers to talk, share ideas, eat, drink and create. Every first and third Tuesday, from 7pm, free. Cafe Respekt, Shibuya. Tel: 03-6418-8144. Info: divabletokyo@gmail.com. www.respekt.jp

Half-Fast Cyclists
Bicyclists of all treads meet for slide shows, lectures, ride-planning, etc. Every second Wednesday, 7pm, free. The Pink Cow, Shibuya. Tel: 03-3406-5597. halffastcycling@hotmail.com, www.thepinkcow.com

Scuba Social
Networking party for diving enthusiasts of all stripes. Last Wednesday of every month, 7pm. www.marscuba.com

Tokyo Wine Tasting Meetup Group
Learn about wines and make new friends in an international atmosphere while enjoying gourmet food. Every last Saturday, from 7pm. Restaurant venue changes monthly. Email frenchwinefriends@hotmail.com or see www.wine.meetup.com/715

BookNotes Lecture Series
Eamonn Fingleton, author of In the Jaws of the Dragon, examines misconceptions about China’s political and economic Westernization. Sep 6, 6:30pm, free (with purchase of book). Good Day Books, Ebisu. Tel: 03-5421-0957. Nearest stn: Ebisu. www.gooddaybooks.com

Tokyo 2point0
Presentation and networking event for internet professionals and anyone interested in Web 2.0. Sep 14, 7-10pm, ¥2,000 w/2d. RSVP required. SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515. www.tokyo2point0.net

Pecha Kucha Night
A chance to show and tell a new project or design for anyone in the architecture or design world. Hosted by Klein Dytham Architecture. Sep 30, 8:20pm, ¥1,000 w/1d. SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515. www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/tokyo

Learning
TCS Improv Workshop
The Tokyo Comedy Store’s weekly improv workshop. All levels welcome. Every Tue, 7-9pm, ¥2,100. Real Dear, Mita. Tel: 03-5770-7401. Nearest stn: Azabu-Juban. www.tokyocomedy.com

Go Practice
Community of go (an ancient Chinese board game) players gather and compete. Occasional free lessons from local masters. Every Sun, 11am, free. Ben’s Café, Takadanobaba. Tel: 03-3202-2445. www.benscafe.com

CITYNET Yokohama Congress 2009
Forums and networking events with UN agencies, NGOs, local and international politicians, and leading authorities on urban issues to discuss global warming and urban safety. Sept. 7-11, free. Pacifico Yokohama. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai. www.citynet2009yokohama.jp

Tokyo English Life Line
TELL is accepting applications for the fall Telephone Counselors Training Program, from Sep 12-Nov 28. No prior counseling experience necessary. Applicants must be fluent in English and over 21. Sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm, ¥35,000. Tel: 03-3498-0246. www.telljp.com

MAM Art Course
Author and entrepreneur Takashi Tsuji lectures on "The Relationship Between Corporations and Culture." Sep 23, 2-4pm, ¥500 (student, MAMC member)/¥1,000. RSVP required. Mori Art Museum, Roppongi. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.mori.art.museum.com

Other Events
Organic Market Day
Meet farmers, bakers and artisans, take classes on yoga breathing and farming, and enjoy outdoor music performances. Sep 5, 10:30am-4pm. Alishan Organic Center, Saitama. Tel: 042-982-4823. Nearest stn: Koma. www.alishan-organic-center.com

Asahi Art Festival
An "art festival organized by the people," exploring ways to use public and open art projects to enhance local communities. Until Sep 13. Asahi Beer Headquarters, Azumabashi and all over Japan. www.asahi-artfes.net

Premier Festa Orientale
Celebrate Turkish and Egyptian dance, with belly dance performances, workshops, master classes and parties. Sep 18-23, various ticket packages available. Various locations. See website for details. www.bellyqueenjapan.com

Great Japan Beer Festival
Sample over 100 different microbrews from Japan and abroad, including the winners of the International Beer Competition. Sep 19, 2-6:30pm; Sep 20, 12:30-5pm; Sep 21, 11:30am-4pm, ¥3,800 (adv)/¥4,300 (door). Osanbashi Hall, Yokohama. Nearest stn: Minato Mirai or Nihon-Odori. www.beertaster.org

Japan Fire Festival
Poi spinning and fire juggling shows by internationally-competitive performers, plus contests, workshops and more. Sep 19-23, free (kids)/¥8,000 (adv)/¥9,000 (door). Iizuna Ski Resort, Nagano. www.firefestival.jp

Dinosaur Expo 2009: The Miracle of Deserts
Exhibit featuring full skeletons, fossils and other cool dinosaur artifacts. Until Sep 27, 9am-5pm, free (preschool)/¥1,200 (elem, MS, HS)/¥2,500 (general). Makuhari Messe, Chiba. Nearest stn: Kaihun-Makuhari. www.kyoryu.jp

Film
Noriaki Tsuchimoto: Documentary Filmmaker
Screening of the legendary director’s works, including his award-winning series on Minamata Disease. Until Aug 30, ¥100 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ, senior)/¥500 (general). National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Film Center, Kyobashi. Nearest stn: Kyobashi or Takaracho. See website for times. www.momat.go.jp

In Memory of Film Figures We Lost in 2007-2008
Featuring the work of late cinematic talents like Fujio Akatsuka and Jun Ichikawa. Until Sep 13, ¥100 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ, seniors)/¥500 (general). National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Film Center, Kyobashi. Nearest stn: Kyobashi or Takaracho. See website for times. www.momat.go.jp

Film Class of 2009
Presenting classics of Japanese and foreign cinema, including DW Griffith’s The Adventures of Dollie and Kenji Mizoguchi’s Naniwa Hika (Osaka Elegy). Sep 11-27, ¥100 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ, 65 and over)/¥500 (general). National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Film Center, Kyobashi. Nearest stn: Kyobashi or Takaracho. See website for times. www.momat.go.jp

Sadao Yamanaka Retrospective at his Centenary
Screening of Ninjo Kamifusen and other films by the prodigious young director who died in 1938 at the age of 29. Sep 15-27, ¥100 (elem, MS)/¥300 (HS, univ, 65 and over)/¥500 (general). National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, National Film Center, Kyobashi. Nearest stn: Kyobashi or Takaracho. See website for times. www.momat.go.jp

Japanese Cinema Eclectics
English-subtitled film series curated by scholar Donald Richie, this month screening Kazuaki Kiriya’s Casshern. Sep 24, 8pm, ¥1,500. SuperDeluxe, Nishi-Azabu. Tel: 03-5412-0515. Nearest stn: Roppongi. www.super-deluxe.com

Fireworks
Sagamihara Noryo Fireworks Festival
Aug 29. Boom Factor: 8,000. 6:45-8:15pm. Nearest stn: Fuchinobe (JR Yokohama line). Tel: 042-769-8236.

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