Encouraging the Freedom of Creative Expression
Design Festa is a celebration of the arts at which anyone regardless of age, nationality, talents or language can exhibit.
Serving as a platform for over 12,000 artists, designers, musicians, actors and more twice a year since its inception in 1994, Design Festa welcomes professionals and amateurs alike.
The single largest art festival in Asia, the combination of performances, international cuisine, artistic expression, enrichment, diversity and passion found at Design Festa is like that of no where else on earth.
|Event||Design Festa vol.47||Venue||Tokyo Big Sight West Hall whole building|
|Dates||Saturday and Sunday, May 12th-13th, 2018, 11am to 7pm||Details||Original works,exhibits, sales, performances, etc.|
|Booths||5,000 booth (Approx)||Number of exhibitors||15,000 (Estimate)|
||Starts November 28, 2017
To Prospective Exhibitors
|Event Pamphlet Listing Deadline||
February 21st, 2018. Please note that if your exhibition is confirmed after this date, your exhibition will not be listed in the Event Brochure.
|Event||DESIGN FESTA Summer 2018||Venue||Tokyo Big Sight East 4 · 5 · 6 Hall|
|Date||Saturday and Sunday, August 4th-5th, 2018, 11am to 7pm||Details||Original work,exhibition,sales,performances,school introductions etc.|
|Exhibition booth||[Midsummer DESIGN FESTA] Approximately 2,000 booth (planned)||Number of exhibitors||8,000 (Estimate)|
||Registration opens Thursday, February 22, 2018. Click here for details
Rules for Visitors
The event entrance will be very crowded when the event opens at 11:00am. To excelerate the process we recommend buying tickets in advance.
Due to the large crowds, the event area can get very warm. Please wear clothing you will be comfortable in.
Design Festa is an original art event, so please refrain from wearing costumes of copyrighted characters or designs.
Design Festa does not allow pets. Tokyo Big Sight will only permit guide dogs into the event halls.
Event Hall Rules
Always ask for permission when talking a photo of a person or artwork.
Smoking is prohibited in the event halls. Please smoke in the designated smoking area (see event brochure).
Design Festa assumes no responsibility for any troubles or interactions with exhibitors.
Design Festa cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please see to the storage of any items of value yourself.
We offer a first aid room in case of emergencies. Please alert the Event Administration Office or Information Desk to gain access to the room.
If a person’s conduct is deemed to be distruptive or violent, Design Festa reserves the right to remove the person from the event.
- Sakura Hotel
Sakura Hotel welcomes guests from over 100 countries every year. Not only do Sakura Hotel guests get to experience Japanese culture and hospitality, but also get the chance to interact with fellow travelers from all over the world! Whether attending Design Festa as a guest or exhibitor, please consider staying with Sakura Hotel.