Picnopolis, Newcastle/Gateshead. Illustration: Kenji Kitamura.

Splendour in the Grass

March 2014

Tokyo Picnic Club dreaming large
Did you know that for over ten years now there has been a whole movement devoted to the right to picnic? Well, now you do. It is in Tokyo and it’s a mission of passion. Aside from facilitating the having of picnics by those who fancy it, the organisation intends to convey a distinct point to the local authorities that picnicking should be a readily available possibility for the inhabitants of the Japanese metropolis, and beyond.