Down by the river and pockets west in Taito-ku this October 5 you will find First Saturday, the monthly event that is less a single happening than a sort of current or tide that connects people who make stuff in the places you see on this map. Fashion your flow, join your own dots. Pick up some special offers. It gets bigger each time, says M+ leather craftsman Yuichiro Murakami. Worth checking minutes from M+ showroom is the furniture at monokraft and stationery at Kakimori. Girls’ coloured canvas shoes at Otogi Designs are Japan-made. A good place to start or wrap up may be the open-fronted cafe and hostel Nui.

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