Posts Tagged ‘toyko’

Japan Rocks It Tiny Style

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

For those of you who weren’t able to make Balsa Man Japan, you missed out on a great mass of itty-bitty imagination and joy. Obviously the main Balsa Man event kept me on this side of the Pacific pond, though I really would have loved to be there in person to see the Li’l Lamp Fighters marching across the sand.

Balsa Man Japan 2010 - Lamp Fighters, photo by toitoi

Balsa Man Japan 2010 - Lamp Fighters, photo by toitoi

I’ve gone through all the photos and video from the event with relish—especially the tiny Hot Chihuahua Stand! But nothing beats a first hand account so I will let Makibee, the Japan Balsa Regional Lead tell the story…


Balsa Man Japan, August 29th

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Balsa Man JapanOur Japanese counterparts have launched their own Balsa Man Japan website! Their regional burn will be happening on August 29th at 5pm. The location will be announced one week prior to the event on the 22nd.

Tiny artists and DTW volunteers are asked to show up early for set up. The Balsa Man Japan burns at sunset with other tiny art burning shortly thereafter—balsa burns in a blink of an eye so be on time! Clean up will begin after all tiny art is burned (around 8pm). Balsa Man is a Leave No Trace event so please help the DTW with their clean up efforts.

More information can be found on the Balsa Man Japan Survival Guide.


There are several ways to participate to make Balsa Man Japan the grandest tiny spectacle ever:

For more information on how you can participate contact

You can stay abreast of all the Balsa Man Japan updates by following their twitter @balsamanJPN or RSVP to the Facebook Event