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This Week in Tokyo For July 4 – 10, 2016

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Jump start your summer with some great food, great music, and great festivals This Week In Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

US Independence Day Party

Celebrate the founding of the U.S. with this after-work international mixer from the Tokyo Spontaneous group: “If you're looking to join a July 4th celebration after work, then this event is for you. Bubby's is a very popular American restaurant known for its American treats in an American setting/atmosphere.

When & Where
Monday, July 4
7:15-10:30 p.m.
Bubby's Tokyo Station, 2-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
¥500

Fissure Live

LA’s own hardcore icons Fissure make their way to Tokyo this week. They’ll be supported by local artists Friendship, Moonscape, Horse & Deer and Pinprick Punishment.

When & Where
Wednesday, July 3
7:30 p.m.
Bush Bash, 7-28-11 Minami-Koiwa, Edogawa-ku
¥2,000

Pink Cow Summer Vegan Buffet

Once a month, the Pink Cow in Roppongi creates a huge vegan feast. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of delicious vegan food, converse with like-minded people from all over the world and relax in a casual atmosphere.

When & Where
Thursday, July 7
7:30-10 p.m.
The Pink Cow, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥2,800

Morning Glory Festival

The Iriya Asagao Matsuri is a mainstay summer festival that celebrates the beautiful Morning Glories of Iriya. The flowers were originally cultivated by samurai during the end of the Edo era, and since then over 1,000 different types have been bred.

When & Where
July 6-8
5 a.m.-10 p.m.
riya Kishimojin, 1-12-16 Shitaya, Taito-ku
Free

Cannibal Movie Marathon

See a lineup of horror at its most extreme. "Cannibal Holocaust," "The Green Inferno," "The Untold Story" and "We Are What We Eat" will be showing back-to-back for a disturbing marathon at Shin Bungeiza Theater.

When & Where
Saturday, July 9
11 p.m.-5 a.m.
Shin Bungeiza Theater, Tokyo Maruhan Ikebukuro Bldg. 3F, 1-43-5 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
¥2,300

Africa Hibiya Festival

Africa is a continent made up of hundreds of distinct cultures and traditions. Celebrate contemporary and traditional aspects of many of them at the Africa Hibiya Festival. Shop the bazaar while mixing it up with cocktails and craft beer and treat yourself to some really tasty fare from many different countries.

When & Where
July 9 & 10
Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Hibiya Park, 1 Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda
Free

Day of 46,000 Blessings and Hozuki-ichi

It’s said that visiting Sensoji Temple and offering prayers on July 10 is the same as doing good for 46,000 days. Well, if you live in Tokyo, you’ll want to save all that time, so throw on your jinbei or yukata and head to the temple on the 10th. You can cool off in the environment and enjoy the multitude of the beautiful red Chinese lantern plants or just browse the over 350 stalls.

When & Where
July 9 & 10
6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
Free
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