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Hokusai Music Expo: Gamelan experience session

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Seeking elementary school students for the Hokusai Music Expo gamelan experience!

Right now we’re conducting our secondary recruitment drive for elementary school students to participate in the 2017 Hokusai Music Expo (applications on a first-come-first-served basis/applications to close when enrollment limit is reached. Please apply here)
For this secondary round of applications, we’re running a hands-on gamelan musical instrument experience session for elementary school students on Sunday, December 10. Participants can experience gamelan musical instruments and performances together with gamelan instructor Makoto Torii.

What’s gamelan?
Gamelan is a type of traditional folk music found all over Indonesia in which a variety of percussion instruments are played together. These range from large glockenspiel-like instruments to those resembling Chinese gongs, and the sound and size of each instrument also varies.
You’ll be learning Balinese gamelan, a traditional art dedicated to the gods which features joint performances of dance and percussion instruments.

deal for:
Children interested in finding out what sort of music gamelan is
Children who want to experience gamelan
Children undecided whether to apply or not

Why not get a taste of gamelan? We look forward to seeing you!


Elementary school student


Free admission, no reservation required, attendees may enter and leave at any time (please feel free to come along).

Participating artist

Makoto Torii (gamelan)


  • Due to crowding, participants may have to wait for their turn
  • Participants should be able to cooperate in publicity activities related to the project (press coverage/photography/filming for news reports, documentation and publicity; the publication/broadcast of limited personal information and photos/video footage in media outlets recognized by project organizers)
  • Contents are subject to change


Topping East office
TEL: 080-9671-7507(11:00-18:00)


Sunday, December 10 2017, 13:00-14:00
Sotode Children’s Center (Sotode Jidokan)
(2-6-9 Honjo, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Sunday, December 10 2017, 16:00-17:00
Sakurabashi Community Center (2-3-8 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo(Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Topping East (NPO)