The legendary free urban party, Harukaze, is back for its fourth year. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 31st and Sunday, April 1st in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park. If our streak of luck continues this year, the weekend will again feature the cherry blossoms at their full peak!
Enjoyed by many event-goers during its first run from 1998-2002, the festival returned in 2009 together with Peace Not War Japan as “Harukaze Spring Love.” Discussions on issues related to peace were added to the lineup that year and the next, and donations were also collected for grassroots peace organizations. Following the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake last March, the 2011 event included a candlelight memorial and song tributes for disaster victims from the amazing VOJA (Voices of Japan) led by gospel singer (and festival director) Yuka Kamebuchi, as well as panel discussions on issues related to nuclear power and alternative energy.
The 2012 Harukaze event is titled “Think It!”, and will encourage festival-goers to consider issues from alternative cultural perspectives such as where we have been and where we are headed in our world today. The amazing weekend extravaganza will again feature top-rated musical and dance performances, organic food and goods stalls, speakers on sustainability-related issues, and much more. Come out with your family, friends, or on your own to enjoy the cherry blossoms while feeding your mind and soul with some Spring Love!!
HARUKAZE: Think it !
Saturday, March 31st (noon to sunset)
and Sunday, April 1st (11AM to 8PM)
Yoyogi Park (Outdoor Stage area)* Rain or shine!!
Admission: Free!! (Donations kindly accepted)
Event will feature:
*Three stages (Spring stage, Love stage and Peace Dome)
* The Unnamed Parade
* Skate Ramp powered by Buena Suerte
* Kids activity area
* NPO/NGO booths
* Spring Love Market
* Food/drink stalls featuring healthy/organic ingredients
* Chillout Flea Market
* Talk session on sustainability-related issues
* AND MORE!
New this year:
* Stages to be powered by fuel made using PET bottle plastic caps. Bring yours to the event!! **Thanks to Eco-Party**
Event sponsored by:
* Harukaze Organizing Committee
* Kanto Regional Environmental Office
* Shibuya Ward Office
With cooperation from:
* A SEED JAPAN, BE-IN, Solar Co. Ltd., Peace Not War Japan, TEAM, Kadoman Planning
Sister Event: Earth Day Tokyo 2012
Additional Event Info:
*Smokers: Please respect the event’s general no-smoking policy by smoking only within designated areas!
Harukaze has a “gomi-zero” (“no garbage”) policy
Please leave the venue as clean as you found it by separating your trash at one of the provided garbage stations. Garbage cleanup is an extremely expensive undertaking, and if this policy is not respected, we may not be able to offer this free festival in the future. Show some spring love by supporting “gomi-zero” !!
Volunteers needed before and during the event!!
We are recruiting Volunteers for Harukaze. We ask anyone with ideas and passion regarding our peaceful shared future to please contact us! We are looking for those who can help us before the event dates and during the event for the following tasks: Site management, translation/interpretation, cleanup, various administrative tasks,
etc. If you are able to help, please contact us at
The Harukaze Organization
Harukaze is put together by a collective of individuals who aim to use the power of messages, ideas, expression and art to create a positive shared future that is built upon ideals such as peace, ecology and culture.
All staff, activists and artists are working on an entirely volunteer basis, and Spring Love Harukaze is funded entirely by the donations of like-minded individuals, as well as sales from goods during the event.
Harukaze will have several fundraising collection boxes placed on site. This event is not possible without the voluntary work of our staff, and your donations will be an essential force for this
free event to continue in the future. We ask all attendees to stand up for SPRING LOVE and its peaceful and progressive causes for future generations to come!
This year’s artists:
uvantam aka UbarTmar
ULU, ZIZI & KAWA
高坂勝（オーガニックバー経営・店主、 『 減速して生きる ダウンシフターズ 』〈幻冬舎〉著者）× LIKKLE MAI（レゲエシンガー） × 松村豪太（一般社団法人ISHINOMAKI2.0 代表理事）／TALK
JUZU a.k.a. MOOCHY (NXS/CROSSPOINT)
cinn (tunex /realbirthday)
SPES-LAB./Koutaro Ooyama a.k.a. Mon
TAKERU & PEACE VIBES
DRONE (Jelomu & Wata Igarashi)
Polar Chalors （HATA from Dachambo＋SINSUKE FUJIEDA）
光風 & GREEN MASSIVE
Likkle Mai Band
LOVE ME TENDER
Highlights from past Harukaze Spring Love festivals: