If you're visiting the castle town of Odawara soon, you might also drop by the town's Biennale art festival, which opened on 26th August. Running until September 14th, it features over twenty artists, exhibiting art at nine venues around the town. As well as paintings there are textiles, videos and other installations on display, making for an interesting, varied experience.
I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.