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Wataru Asada "Senju Town Label"
Record release project "Onban Senju": The sounds of Senju!

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“Onban Senju” is finally released!
This is a day for the “town recorders” who went out to collect the sounds and music of Senju to give back to the community, in the form of the audio pieces they produced.

The Senju area of Adachi-ku in metropolitan Tokyo is a mixture of various old and new communities. What organizers wanted was to rediscover through sound and music the motley nature (in a good sense) and charming lived-in feeling of Senju, and to open possibilities for a new music culture.
These are the activities of the “Senju Town Label”.
The project began in fall 2016, when 20 or so “town recorders” (reporters/recorders of local sound and music) from inside and outside Adachi-ku went into the community to do interviews and recordings based on their personal interests, and then produced audio pieces from the material.
One year since the project began, organizers have finally released these tracks on a not-for-sale LP record, “Onban Senju Vol. 1: Each local memory/record”.
Naturally, organizers wanted to give back to the community the sounds that were woven together from the area. So this record release event held in various locations around Senju features a record-playing concert where town recorders and local residents come into contact with each other, and play music together.
Please come enjoy the music of daily life from the streets of Senju; curious and pleasant sounds that gradually take on a profound dimension.

“Senju Town Label” Director Wataru Asada (cultural activist and artist)

Wataru Asada

Participating town recorders
Yasuhiro Mizoguchi, Yujin Okano, VNDO, Fuji & Kankan, satoko, Yoko Kawashima, Bon Numatta, Reel-to-Reel Tomo & Ryota, sasaki, Mitsuru Tanaka

Makoto Oshiro (sound), Toshikazu Goto (design)

Graphic Designer
Donny Grafiks

Play Side 1

Listening to Side 1 in various places around Senju
Includes a workshop to decide the winner in a collection of hoarse voices developed through singing folk songs of Senju and street trading.

1. Intro
2. Memories, voices, Senju
3. Sansa Odori dance, Senju-bushi folk tunes
4. Senju D-1 Grand Prix 2017
5. Voice tracks from Senju shops and restaurants: Iseya (traditional sweets)
6. Sound Portrait_Senju #00002 – Mother’s day-

Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:00 — 14:00 (reception opens at 11:30)

30 parties

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

Play Side 2

Listening to Side 2 in various places around Senju
Includes a workshop to gather the sounds of the many railroads that intersect Senju, and chitchat around a sizzling hotplate of the traditional Senju dish, “botta”.

1. Masters and musical accompaniments
2. Tsu-na-ga-ru botta
3. Voice tracks from Senju shops and restaurants: Naruto Taiyaki Honpo
4. Train Electronica: Kita-Senju Station’s large railroad crossing in the present
5. seven clusters
6. Goodbye, Tako terrace
7. Outro

Sunday, January 21, 2018 14:30 — 16:30 (reception opens at 14:00)

30 parties

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

Listening Talk

Round-table discussion by town recorders involved in production, and the project director.
Participants talk about Senju’s charms and the future of unique communication through music while they listen to records.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 17:00 — 18:30 (reception opens at 16:30)

50 people

Nakacho Hikawa Shrine (48-2 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)


*Priority to reservations.

How to reserve

Website: please fill this form.
TEL: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)
Please entitle your application “The sounds of Senju” and include the following information:
(1) Name of principal applicant
(2) Contact details (telephone number and e-mail address)
(3) Number of participants
(4) Participating program (1. Play 1 / 2. Play 2 / 3. LT [multiple program participation])


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)


Various locations in Senju area
*Reception / rental check-in: 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