Kanda Myoujin Shrine in the vicinity of Akihabara is not only a famous shrine but also known for the many fun events held throughout the whole year. Right now, the beautiful art exhibition “Edo Tokyo Akari Exhibition” is held at the shrine (until February 9th). This event connecting Japan’s unique traditional culture and the latest technology is a must-see!
Kanda Myojin Shrine is well-known for being an unusual and very active shrine that embraces new trends and modern culture, including anime and manga. So it is no wonder why a creative and interactive “Edo Tokyo Akari Exhibition” is being held at this shrine. The event itself is structured like a role-playing game (RPG) unraveling a mystery in Japan’s history following an original story.
A combination of five elements
The highlight of the exhibition is the unique combination of the theme “light” (= akari), traditional Japanese festivals, craftsmanship, art, design, and technology. Also, in the end, depending on the “answer” chosen by the event visitors, the story and with it the “light show” will change!
Although the exhibition is all about “light”, there are some eerie dark rooms. You might even encounter some Japanese monsters and fairies… Be sure to pay attention not only to the beautiful colorful lights but also to the shadows since these are the details in which you will most certainly discover the soul of Japanese aesthetic.
If you have the chance to see the exhibition, don’t hesitate to take a deep-dive into this beautiful, eerie and very traditional Japanese world of lights!
Edo Tokyo Akari Exhibition – produced by Akari Expo Japan
Period: Until February 9, 2020
Place: Kanda Myojin Edo Cultural Complex, B1F EDOCCO STUDIO
2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo