Accidentally Wes Anderson, a community founded in 2017 dedicated to finding and sharing the most "beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on earth" is heading to Tokyo for its latest exhibition.
As the name suggests, AWA was inspired by the distinct visual lens of beloved film director Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs), seeking out real-life counterparts of Anderson's imaginative scenes around the globe. Originally founded as a personal project by a couple on Instagram, the idea quickly grew into a movement involving more than a million individuals who are encouraged to submit photos and experiences of their personal travels. As it continues to grow, AWA now provides guides covering all corners of the world and produces its own products, books, and short stories.
Following a popular installation in Seoul, South Korea last year, the upcoming exhibition in Tokyo features over 300 photographs taking visitors to secret places around the world. Each image is infused with Anderson's vintage flair and signature cinematic elements along with ten keywords symbolic of the journey.
The "Accidentally Wes Anderson" Exhibition in Tokyo will run from April 5 to May 26 at Warehouse Terrada G1 Building. An unrelated AWA guide for Tokyo can be found here which includes written prompts for Park Hyatt Tokyo, the set location for the 2005 film "Lost in Translation," the beckoning cat-filled Gotokuji Temple, Old Imperial Bar, and more.
Warehouse Terrada G1 Building
2-6-10 Higashi Shinagawa, S
hinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002