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Ensembles Tokyo

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This participation-based music festival takes place in front of Tokyo Station under the direction of Yoshihide Otomo. This expanded program this year includes Fred Frith from overseas and domestic artists including Shinji Ishii, Shugo Tokumaru, Ikuko Harada, and Yasuhiro Yoshigaki.

Ensembles Tokyo is a participation-based music festival in which anyone can take part. Under the direction of musician Yoshihide Otomo, everyone who participates will seek to create with their own hands a new music space that transcends their individual positions and styles. The music festival shares the appeal of Tokyo with the world starting from Gyoko Street on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station, Tokyo’s “front door” and a place where all sorts of people from around the world come together.

Workshops will be held in advance and then on the day of the event we will hold a participatory live performance with Yoshihide Otomo, Shugo Tokumaru, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!, Shinji Ishii and Ikuko Harada, and Fred Frith. Members of the general public will also work with Project FUKUSHIMA! to prepare the venue with an installation of giant furoshiki cloth.

Director: Yoshihide Otomo
Art direction: Project FUKUSHIMA!

*Rain or shine. Cancelled in the case of stormy weather.

In case of cancellation of the event, we will announce it on our website.


Yoshihide Otomo
Shinji Ishii and Ikuko Harada
Shugo Tokumaru
Fred Frith
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!
Workshop participants


Ensembles Tokyo Executive Committee office


Gyoko Street on the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Ensembles Tokyo Executive Committee [The Council for Area Development and Management of Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho, OMY Area Management Association, P3 art and environment]
Supported by & in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Cooperated by
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Sumida River Sumi-Yume Art Project, Red Bull Studios Tokyo
Supported by