Tokyo International Quilt Festival

An exhibition of fabric, needles, and thread

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Tokyo Dome City When: Late Jan 2021

The Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival is headed into its 19th year, and the 2020 event takes on the theme of music. A number of quilts at the exhibition will focus on music that shaped the designer's lives, with quilt inspiration taken from the likes of Mary Poppins, The Nutcracker, and Japanese children's songs among others.

Alongside the musically inspired pieces, there will be exhibits dedicated to quilts of England, a playful exhibit focused on the children's character Curious George, and more.

The event is also where the annual winner of the Japan Quilt Grand Prix is announced, from a pool of over 1000 quilts entered.

Getting there

The Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival takes place at Tokyo Dome City. The venue is best accessed via Suidobashi Station on the JR Chuo Line (approximately one minute on foot away), or Korakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi or Namboku subway lines (approximately seven minutes on foot away).

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Japan dwelling expat, living in and loving this beautiful country. Tokyo was my home for several years, but I'm now enjoying the countryside life in Niigata. Currently at 44 of 47 prefectures visited - with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out!

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Sherilyn Siy 2 months ago
I must share this with quilting and crafting friends!
Sleiman Azizi 2 months ago
I'll be honest, I never expected to see a festival about quilts but now that I think about it, why on earth not! Good luck to all the entrants!
Kim B Author 2 months ago
A festival for everyone in Tokyo, I'm convinced!
Elena Lisina 2 months ago
Oh, I know it's a big event! Even artists from my city took part in that festival!
Kim B Author 2 months ago
Wow! That's cool to know it has reached so far!