During August, not only you get to see a lot of fireworks but there are also alot of activities for family and children since school’s out for summer vacation and most working adults also get their week off during the Obon period. Since I have to wait 2 hours for my Ice bottle cola, I decided to swing in to check out the summer festival.
Asahi TV’s mascot.
First up is the interactive screen that adds on a snorkelling mask on you when you are infront of the screen and get fishes to swim around you.
Studio set of one of the variety show, I think…not too sure about this.
From August 21, there would 4 days of documentary on a day of how a gold medalist swimmer is trained in Japan. They printed a 50m pool length on the floor and asked you to walk the length.
Likely some performances at different times of the day.
First activity I checked out was the moon movie sponsored by Pocari Sweat.
Come October 2015, the Pocari Sweat Dream capsule would be sent up to the moon for 30 years with messages written by people and engraved onto metal plate and locked in a Pocari can.
The can can only be opened by the “ring”, this is the look of the time capsule that would be sent up to the moon.
Here we watched a 10 minutes short 3D movie, projected up to the dome shaped roof where all of were lying on bean bags looking up like as if we were out star gazing. A little tiring but really hard.
Next is to check out the pop out activity box of the popular 0 Yen variety show.
This variety show usually send 2 artisites to unpopulated islands in Japan and live there from scratch with no money where they have to make use whatever they can find to survive
Entering you have cross a dangerous river and decide if you want to stick your hand into this to go into the cave.
Totally amazed with this scanner, this corner you can color the fishes and then it would be scanned and spring onto the screen
joining the crew as part of the underwater crowd.
All gathered to defend their own waters against the big bad shark.
Next is being part of the poster of various TV programs.
you just use your hands to flick to the designs you like, then wave to decide if the photo is ok then it would be uploaded immediately to the Facebook page of Asahi TV then you can just download your photos from there.
Of course, there is this big Doraemon event at Roppongi Hills as part of the collaboration for the new Doraemon movie.
I got to visit Nobita’s room and also “sprung” from the same drawer as Doraemon from the future.
Of course, a big part of the summer festival is about this cute little robot cat.
Plenty of merchandise too.
Fancy a Doraemon shoes?
Japanese chess pieces.
Doraemon face masks.
Lots of food truck choices and this one got a long line, it is actually mashed potato squeezed out to be deep fried as fries where it is crispy on the outside and soft inside.
1 of the star events would be the shaved ice store with all the famous shaved ice stores all under one roof and of course it is really popular as it is really HOT in Tokyo now.