This year marks the third year for Hokusai Music Expo, a hands-on music experience program for children. It was started with the aim of giving children the opportunity to have direct contact with musical instruments and music new to them, and encouraging their curiosity. Hokusai Music Expo offers a diverse program of hands-on experiences and live events featuring guest performers and instructors, including a program in which participating elementary school children chosen through an application process undergo a period of practice leading up to a performance. Adults as well as children can enjoy these programs, so please come along.
What is Hokusai Music Expo?
Founded on respect for the world-famous Katsushika Hokusai, the Hokusai Music Expo is a music program in which children from areas surrounding Sumida-ku (Hokusai’s birthplace) experience the euphony of instruments from around the world, learn about their history and go on to perform in concert after a practice period. By early direct contact with music and the sound of instruments from all over the world, children get a feeling for these places. The hope is that these children keep hold of their curiosity, and before long spread their wings like Katsushika Hokusai and go on to have global impact.
* Please refer to the flyer or website for venue maps and timetables.
Gidayu (traditional puppet theater music) performance
Ukulele performance open to spontaneous audience participation
Steelpan performance and live concert
Family crest-making, newspaper reporter experience, musical instrument-making, notebook-making
Samba costume experience
Bateria (samba percussion band) experience and parade
Gidayu experience and live concert
Sumojinku traditional sumo song presentation
Free (No reservation required)
*Some experience programs and food/drink are subject to fees.
Topping East office
Sunday, February 19 2017
Open 12:30, Start 13:00, Close 17:00
*Ticket for the experience programs will be distributed from 12:00 on February 19 at the reception
Ekoin (2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)