Fuji Rock Festival

Over 120,000 people went to Niigata last weekend for the annual summer festival with lots of music… Nice photo gallery on the official Japanese website.

The lineup this summer included Cure, Beastie Boys and The Chemical Brothers. Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John deserves a special mention too! I like that the festival takes social and environmental issues seriously, with NGOs promoting povery campaigns, global warming awareness and “Save Shimokitazawa with Flower Company” (to stop the highway construction in Tokyo’s charming Shimokitazawa area).

1 Comment so far

  1. Anthony (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    I can’t believe they’re considering buidling a highway through(?) Shimokitazawa. Well actually I can, considering any chance to throw public money at a concrete company that has ties to ex politicians – hey – that’s all of them!

    What a shame if the plans go through. Shimokitazawa is probably my favorite area of Tokyo. Zannen!

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