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Rediscover the fun in offline shopping
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Rediscover the fun in offline shopping

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Daichi Takuhai Organic Festa
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Daichi Takuhai Organic Festa

A pioneer of organic food home delivery, the Daichi wo Mamoru Kai organisation is hosting this festival celebrating all the natural things that make our planet beautiful. They're presenting a lineup of over 13,000 products that represent the best of the country, with a heavy focus on food safety. You'll find 72 booths manned by producers selling and boasting about their wares, so the market should make for a great chance to put a face to the farms supplying the produce you buy through Daichi. Kids will be happy to hear that a 'stamp rally' and film screenings are also set to take place on the day.

Premium Week in Marunouchi
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Premium Week in Marunouchi

Premium Friday, a new government-sponsored campaign to get you out and spending or travelling from Friday afternoon, has been expanded into an entire Premium Week in Marunouchi. Running for seven days from February 24, it sees around 110 shops in the area participate with deals or little extra nuggets: check out everything from eyewear brands and made-to-order jewellery to soups and stews. There's way too much going on to put into a few sentences, so best run along and experience the action for yourself.

Park Hyatt Tokyo x Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Art and Chocolate Collaboration
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Park Hyatt Tokyo x Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic Art and Chocolate Collaboration

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is going all out this year for their Valentine's and White Day chocolate lineup: rather than just presenting any fancy choccies, they've teamed their executive pastry chef Pascal Cialdella with Argentinian-born artist and calligrapher Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic to create one very artsy chocolate, which is definitely a worthy pick as honmei choco (the kind of chocolate given to the person you like, rather than out of obligation). Their collaboration was based on the concept of yin and yang, to represent the opposing yet dual and complementing forces at play. The chocolate itself was crafted from Valrhona's Illanka 63% white cocoa beans sourced from Peru, in a nod to the artist's South American roots, whereas the packaging represents a modern interpretation of Japanese calligraphy. In terms of flavours, you can expect some strong blueberry, blackberry and black grape notes, and the chocolate tablet has even been given an extra touch with Mestrovic's original artwork imprinted in gold. 

The Greenmarket Sumida
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The Greenmarket Sumida

A monthly market taking place on the plaza in front of the Sumida ward office, this one sees local craftspeople, shop owners and baristas from across the neighbourhood join farmers from all over Japan to show off their wares. These range from fresh veg and fermented products like miso to leather items and handmade candles, while around half a dozen food trucks cater to the needs of hungry shoppers. If you live in Sumida or Taito ward and spend more than ¥3,000 at the market, you can get your stuff delivered straight to your door.

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