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 thousands upon thousands of 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.54
Tokyo Big Sight West Hall
13th(Sat) and 14th(Sun) November 2021
Exhibition and sale of original works, live music, performances, etc.
Number of Booths
Approximately 2,500
Registration Period
From Aug 10th, 2021 (Tue) at 12pm JST to Aug 24th, 2021 (Tue) at 7pm JST
Second application period: From Aug 25th JST The random selection lottery will be hold anytime, and the results of the lottery will be sent by email.

Precautions for Visitors


Please note, in order to gain faster entry to the event, we recommend you to purchase advance tickets.

The event can become very crowded.
We recommend the wearing of comfortable clothes and shoes.

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

Out of consideration for visitors and exhibitors with allergies, pets are not allowed in the event halls, with the exception of guide dogs/therapy pets.

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.

Persons found to be committing acts against public morale or otherwise creating problems for exhibitors/visitors will be required 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.