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The Senju Connection Residency Program, Mariko Tomomasa "Unknown Alleys Film Festival"

Senju short stories to be screened over three days

  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Art Project ,
  • Exhibition / Screening

Tales spun from the streets make up Senju film festival

The “Unknown Alleys Film Festival” showcases independent films made by artist Mariko Tomomasa together with local participants. The works being screened are handmade films directed and produced by the participants themselves, who handle everything from the screenplays to the filming, editing and music. People who live in Senju and people who know the area walked it as if they were walking the “unknown alleys,” taking a fresh look at the area through their cameras.
In the search for locations, at times they would cross the alleys back and forth like cats. As one participant in charge of the script put it, “The town compelled us to write the screenplays.”
Their work could give filmgoers a sense of some as-yet-unseen aspects of Senju. The three-day film festival begins at NAKACHO House, which became the base for film-making.

*On the days of the festival, scenes at the venue will be filmed as part of a work by Mariko Tomomasa.


Featured films
A group of adults unexpectedly get into a game of kakurenbo (hide-and-seek), but what do they find?
The sound of air (provisional title)
In a world of mixed despair and hope, a young woman who collects sounds listens to the sound of air.

*Plus many more.
*Screening times and event information will be announced on the website as soon as they are confirmed.


Free(Priority given to those who have reserved, 20 seats each screening)

How to reserve

Website: please fill this form.
TEL: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)
Send an E-mail with the subject line “Unknown Alleys Film Festival” to the address above, including your name, program you wish to see, your phone number, and the number of participants.

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Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


NAKACHO House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music, OTOMACHI PROJECT(NPO), Adachi City