Tokyo's own version of the Milky Way will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 20, 2009, scattered all over the city. Each star will be formed by a candle, and thus each person will be a star. Or maybe a solar system. My kanji is rusty. In any case, the event looks to be a really fun way to celebrate the city and to bring a little attention to the environment.
As part of the festivities, I've joined in a group show at Makii Masaru Fine Arts with a bunch of totally radical artists and illustrators. We'll be up on the 2nd floor, displaying a selection of work (which will be available for sale), and joining in with the Candlenight fun. Here's the relevant info:
CandleNight / Tokyo Milky Way
opening reception: Saturday June 20, 2009 7pm~
dates: Friday, June 19 to Wednesday July 1 (the gallery is closed on Sundays on 21 and 28)
place: Makii Masaru Fine Arts, 2nd floor 〒111- 0053 東京都台東区浅草橋1-7-7
directions: 2 mins from the east exit of Asakusa bashi station of JR Sobu line or A3 exit of Asakurabashi station of Metro-subway (map)
gallery website: right here.
About Tokyo Milky Way: website.