What’s Happening in Tokyo This May – Tokyo Rainbow Pride Edition  | Events

With the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade finally returning to Shibuya and Harajuku this weekend and the Tokyo Government committed to the popularity of same-sex partnerships this fiscal yr, there’s so much to have fun this Pride Week. To assist have fun, we’ve put together a listing of our favourite parties, workshops, discussions and exhibitions happening throughout Pride Week from April 22 until May 8. This is only a small number of all of the amazing Pride Week events, discussions and workshops which can be happening this yr, head to the Pride Week website to examine out the total lineup.

April 22 – April 24

Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival and Parade 2022

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022 goals to spread awareness of LGBTQ culture and have fun the variety of life and sexuality. This yr’s theme is “Change the Future Together.” Yoyogi Event Plaza will feature quite a lot of performances and, along with Tokyo Rainbow Pride Festival and the Pride Parade, there are tonnes of other events happening throughout pride week. Head to the website for more details. 

Yoyogi Event Plaza
1-5-11 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku
Free Admission
tokyorainbowpride.com

April 22 – May 8

Watch our list of Japanese LGBTQ movies 

To assist have fun pride week, we’ve put together a listing of ten of our favourite Japanese LGBTQ-themed movies which have gained attention each in Japan and abroad for his or her nuanced and honest representations of Japan’s LGBTQ community. From Tsuyoshi Kusanagi’s portrayal of a transgender woman in Midnight Swan to a gay lawyer’s battle with love and self-resentment in Three Stories of Love, these Japanese LGBTQ movies have helped shaped Japan’s modern film industry and the country’s attitudes towards LGBTQ people. Try our top ten favorite Japanese LGBTQ movies here and plan ahead for what to observe after heading to the pride parade this weekend. 

Metropolisjapan.com
10 Japanese LGBTQ+ Movies to Watch This Pride Week

pride party

April 24

OPPA Pride Party

The OPPA Pride Party will probably be held at Sankeys Penthouse, along the route of the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade, on the day of the parade. K-Pop group, KOWICE, will probably be acting on the predominant stage and DJ TOMu and his crew will probably be providing the J-Pop beats on the brand new sub-floor. If you must catch a break from the dancefloor, there will probably be a BBQ and free-flow champagne on the rooftop balcony, where you possibly can watch the parade festivities below. 

Sankeys PENTHOUSE
Q Plaza Harajuku 10&11F 6-28-6, Jungumae, Shibuya-ku
¥1,000
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pride carnival

April 24

Pride Carnival – Pride Parade After Party

Where higher to move after the Pride Parade than the house of Tokyo’s LGBTQ scene, Shinjuku ni-chome? AiSOTOPE LOUNGE’s PRIDE CARNIVAL event will feature Japan’s best house music on the predominant floor led by Japanese electronic pioneer, Ko Kimura, in addition to a multi-genre lineup of J-Pop, K-Pop and trance on the sub-floor. Not only the music, PRIDE CARNIVAL has also curated quite a lot of dance and Go-go performances and specially invited a few of Kyoto’s best drag queens to hitch the party. 

AiSOTOPE LOUNGE
Saint 4 BLD. 1F 2-12-16 Shinjuku-ku
¥2,000
prideweek.jp

April 29

Natsuki Yoshida Solo Exhibition 

Celebrating Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2022, Natsuki Yoshida will hold a free solo exhibition at Shinjuku Gankagarou. An LGBTQ ally, Yoshida says that although many things have modified over the previous couple of years, she hopes the world is poised to respect diversity greater than ever and begin to develop into warmer and gentler. A group of works will probably be exhibited under the theme of “Two Girls” and quite a lot of manga, art books and other merchandise will probably be available. 

Shinjuku Gankagarou
5-18-11, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Free Admission
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April 29

Panache sixteenth Anniversary Party (Women Only)

Panache is celebrating its sixteenth Anniversary with a girl’s only party at AiSOTOPE LOUNGE on April 29.  With the theme of Meeting, talking, sound and show, the venue, one among the most important clubs in Shinjuku ni-chome, will welcome an enormous array of guests reminiscent of pole dancer Lilika, go-go dancers, singer Ayana Takasaki and an enormous lineup of DJs.

AiSOTOPE LOUNGE
Saint 4 BLD. 1F 2-12-16 Shinjuku-ku
¥3,000
prideweek.jp

April 30

Self Defense Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of self-defense in a protected and inclusive environment. Kohei Katsuyama, an openly gay former police officer will teach you basic self-defense skills that could be immediately applied in a real-world context in an emergency, no matter your physical strength. Along with that Katsuyama will teach you ways of deterring criminals, without the necessity for self-defense. This class is open to everybody no matter gender or sexual orientation. 

Mirai kan taimei book cafe
Room 108, 30-8, 3 chome, ikebukuro, toyoshima-ku
¥2,000
prideweek.jp

May 7

The way to Dress Up as a Woman Seminar

This webinar is designed for transgender women who’ve specific questions relating to wearing fashion designed for cisgender women. Get skilled advice from fashion experts, Tomomi Higuchi and Misato Masuda on this two-part workshop. The primary section will feature videos about topics reminiscent of “how you can look feminine” and “finding the image of the lady you ought to be.” In a while, within the second section, you’ll have an open conversation with the lecturers and the chance to ask any specific questions you’ll have. This event is open to all genders, in addition to allies.

Zoom
¥2,500
prideweek.jp

 

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