Supporting 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 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.

The different forms of expression to be found at Design Festa are often unusual, bizarre and never-before-seen, and they all represent the desire to create: a desire we at Design Festa strive to encourage and protect. We hope you will join us in celebrating this form of unbridled expressionism.

Through the Design Festa event, we wish to foster creativity and innovation by connecting visitors with artists, people with people. It is only through bringing people together that we can overcome our individual limitations and bring about a new movement, one free of judgement and censorship.

Whether you are interested in interacting with artists, live music and dance, or just searching for that special something to brighten up your life, you’re sure to find it at Design Festa! We hope to see you there!

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Event Title
Design Festa vol.53
Tokyo Big Sight Aomi Exhibition Halls
29th(Sat) and 30th(Sun) May 2021
Exhibition and sale of original works, live music, performances, etc.
Number of Booths
Approximately 2,000
Registration Period
From Feb 9th, 2021 (Tue) at 12pm JST to Feb 23rd, 2021 (Tue) at 7pm JST
The Application period has ended.

Second application period: From Feb 26th JST (The applicatiomn deadline haven’t decided yet.)
Event Title
Design Festa vol.52
Tokyo Big Sight West Hall
November 7th (Sat) and 8th (Sun) in 2020

Precautions for Visitors


The line for entry will be very crowded before the event opens at 11:00am.
We recommend you to purchase advance tickets in advance.

Depending on the area you are in, the event halls will be very crowded.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

Design Festa is an event to celebrate original works.
Therefore, we do not allow cosplay of of copyrighted characters or copyrighted costumes.

Out of consideration for visitors and exhibitors with allergies, pets are not allowed in the event halls.
*Guide dogs and therapy dogs are excluded from the rule.

Event Hall Rules

Please always ask for permission to take photographs of artworks or people present at the event.

Smoking is not allowed in the event halls.
Please smoke in the designated smoking area.
(For the location of the smoking area, please see the Event Day Brochure.)

The Design Festa office does not assume any responsibility for troubles between visitors / exhibitors, or troubles concerning the purchase of works.

Please keep your valuables with you at all times.
The Design Festa office is not responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen items.

We have a First Aid Station at the Event Halls.
In case of emergency, please alert the staff at the Administration Office or Information Desk.

If you are discovered to be committing acts against public morale or otherwise creating a disturbances for exhibitors/visitors, we will ask you to leave.

Accommodation information

Sakura Hotel welcomes travelers from over 100 countries all over the world every year.

Not only are guests at Sakura Hotel able to experience Japanese culture and hospitality, but they are also able to interact with fellow travelers from all over the world.

Whether attending Design Festa as a visitor or exhibitor, we hope you will consider Sakura Hotel.