Hey everyone! Sorry for the huge delay in posts. I was contemplating what I should do with this blog now that I am not living in Japan anymore. Anyway, more about that in another post. Down to the important stuff, women… :p
Sapporo city is actually a really great place overall. I was able to enjoy the Snow Festival while I was there as well as almost getting into one of the fanciest onsens in a rural town nearby until they caught my tatoo, sadface.
The lesbian event I went to was called “Hello” and they have many events throughout the year.
You can check them out on twitter: https://twitter.com/Hello_QW
It is all in Japanese but there are a couple things in English andI know one of the ladies who puts the event together knows English so I would think you could tweet questions in English and get a response. The event was pretty fun and typical for a ladies night. There were about 100 girls, they had a drag show with men dressed as women, and there was one other foreigner there besides myself and my friend which was kinda cool. The music they played was what I would like to call bubble gum electronica. The kind of music I guess you would rave to or bob your head up and down to. They had a couple of remixes of top 40s in there. Everyone was nice and eager to meet new people for the most part and dance with new people. So yes I would recommend going ￼ .
Sapporo also had their own pride parade called “Rainbow March” but it was cancelled indefinitely in October 2013. It was actually the first LGBT parade in Japan. You can read more about it here: http://stonewall.ajet.net/sapporo-rainbow-march-2013/
As far as having a continuous lesbian bar, I couldn’t find any myself but I was only there for a week. I expect going to one of the Hello dances would put you in contact with people who would know more about that. The key is to get your foot in the door.
I hope to be posting more soon, thank you so much faithful readers and new comers!