Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Welcome to Tokyo Design Festa!

This is a montage of the last Design Festa vol 29.

Design Festa is one wild weird weeked of an eclectic gathering of artistic chaos of artists, musicians, craftsmen, performance artists.

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September 26, 2009 Posted by | art, avant-garde, culture, dance, design festa, drums, japan, music, musicians, risque, sexy, taiko, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, video, weird, WTF | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Corosuke – Japanese Hardcore Band at Design Festa

Corosuke is a kick-ass hardcore band in Japan with two female vocalists. They played this year at the Design Festa May 2009.
http://www.myspace.com/corosukejp

May 21, 2009 Posted by | heavy metal, j-rock, japan, metal, music, musicians, musicians in Japan, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tokyo Design Festa Shout-Out May 16-17

This is a quick shout-out to all Tokyo dwellers and visitors to check out the Tokyo Design Festa this coming weekend: May 16-17 from 11:00-19:00.

The Design Festa is a weekend of artistic chaos – wild performances, musicians, painters, sculptors, etc…

http://www.designfesta.com For those who can’t make it you can follow the madness semi-live on the blog at:

http://www.designfesta.com/02_en/blog/

Thru-out the weekend, photos, videos, and interviews will be uploaded within minutes more or less of all the craziness.

http://therovingroninreport.blogspot.com/2009/05/tokyo-design-festa.html

Check out my vids from last year’s event at this playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9E0220E35B7FB1D4

For artists out there if you feel like coming to Japan and exhibiting your work check out the site and watch the fun!

May 14, 2009 Posted by | japan, japanese culture, Tokyo Design Festa, video, vlog | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bands from Tokyo Design Festa May 2008

Scenes from Three Bands from Tokyo Design Festa

Here’s a small slice of the music scene in Tokyo.

This vid is brief snippets of three bands I caught at Tokyo Design Festa.

Mimi-Unagi

Luxury

Tsubaki

Crazy Angel Company

Here’s a bit of a big band I caught at Tokyo Design Festa called Crazy Angel Company.

They have a lot of energy and it shows in their performance.

Crazy Angel Company

July 27, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, culture, entertainment, festival, j-pop, j-rock, japan, japanese culture, life, music, rock, rock band, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, travel, video, youtube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drumming Rabbits – Usagi Taiko Group

This footage is from the Tokyo Design Festa of the female Taiko Drum Group known as Usagi. Usagi means rabbit in Japanese.

http://usagi-8.com

July 8, 2008 Posted by | culture, entertainment, japan, life, tokyo, travel, video, youtube | , , , | 2 Comments

The Secret Desire of the Ninja

The Secret Desire of the Ninja

These stealthy assassins of yore…what lurks deep in their hearts?

Their whole lives are dedicated to their craft…to stealth, to sabotage, to espionage, to theft, and to assassination.

But what do they dream of when they allow themselves to succumb to sleep’s gentle embrace?

What is it that they secretly yearn to do?

Watch this short documentary or “ninjumentary” and learn “The Secret Desire of the Ninja.

It’s also up for votes on Current TV but some pretentious little snots have voted negative on it because they’ve got no love for the Ninja. Go over there and show your support for the Ninja and vote green:

http://current.com/items/89073179_the_secret_desire_of_the_ninja

July 5, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, comedy, culture, dance, entertainment, humor, japan, life, ninja, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, travel, video, youtube | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Artistic Chaos – The Tokyo Design Festa Movie!

The Tokyo Design Festa is a semi-annual event where artists, craftsmen, performers, musicians, film-makers, and what-not gather from all over the world to exhibit their creations.

It’s a weekend of artistic chaos!

It’s up for votes on Current TV:
http://current.com/items/89051722_artistic_chaos_the_tokyo_design_festa

Help a Blogger out, why doncha?

July 2, 2008 Posted by | art, avant-garde, cosplay, costumes, culture, current tv, dance, entertainment, event, festival, japan, japanese culture, life, music, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, travel, video, vlog, youtube | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghostly Lady from Tokyo Design Festa

Here’s a little avant-garde weirdness from Tokyo Design Festa.

She’s from Taiwan and was one of the performers at the Design Festa – vid coming up soon on that!

The music is by SevenCycleTheory:
http://www.myspace.com/sevencycletheory

June 22, 2008 Posted by | culture, dance, entertainment, Ghosts, japan, tokyo, Tokyo Design Festa, video, youtube | , , , , | Leave a comment