Last Saturday an old friend who flew over here for a wedding, who coincidentally I hadn’t seen since our wedding a few years back, invited me out to come with her to Design Festa 2014 going on that weekend at Tokyo Big Sight and catch up.
I hadn’t really looked up anything about it going in, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My mental image was a bunch of art, crafts, local goods companies, and graphic/interior design companies coming together for a huge promotional and networking event. I was a bit off the mark, though. The event was much more laid back with a bunch of indies and upcoming artist and designers displaying and selling their wares. If you’re looking for some cool new accessories or clothing, knick knacks or art prints to decorate your pad, or some insight on what the next big trend in the character world of Japan might be, this is the place for you. The amount of talent showcased in one place was astounding, and I hope I’ve managed to capture a small part for anyone checking out this post.