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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop (September, October & November)

  • Music ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Workshop

Discover a whole new world broadening with music across all ages—from infants to adults

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan’s music workshop program was born out of the desire to get more people enjoying the wonder of music in more casual and accessible ways. The aim of the initiative is to nurture generosity and richness of spirit through participatory workshops that foster self expression and communication skills, and raise awareness and interest in music and the arts.
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan’s workshops are participatory education programs open to anyone from children to adults. In them, people will develop their creativity and spirit of cooperation while they experience the joy of genre transcending music.


Saturday, September 22

The animal detectives—Ready or not, here I come!
Let’s go seek the hidden animals in the riddle zoo!

[1]10:30-11:30 (Check-in 10:00-10:20): 6-18 months (up to 2 companions) *Sold out
[2]12:00-13:00 (Check-in 11:30-11:50): 19-35 months (up to 2 companions) *Sold out
[3]14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00-14:20): 3-4 years old (up to 1 companions) *Sold out

Capacity:20 per class
Workshop leaders: Emi Isono, Shiori Sakurai (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan workshop leaders)

Sunday, October 28

Musica Piccola
The long-awaited concert is going to be held today! Let’s play fabulous music with the maestro!

[1]10:30-11:30 (Check-in 10:00-10:20): 3-4 years old (up to 1 companions / capacity: 15) *Sold out
[2]12:00-13:00 (Check-in 11:30-11:50): Elementary school students and older (capacity: 30)

Workshop leaders: Emi Isono, Ayako Noguchi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan workshop leaders)

Shall we sing?
Beginners are welcome! With your flexible body and relaxing sound from your voice, find new parts of your personality by singing and dancing!

14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00-14:20): 50 years old and above *Sold out

Capacity: approx. 30
Workshop leaders: Yukako Takata, Akiko Watanabe (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop leaders)
Reiko Inagaki (Dancer)

Sunday, November 11

Let’s open the wonder treasure boxes under the sea!
Open a pair of treasure boxes with your friends under the sea filled with music!

[1]10:30-11:30 (Check-in 10:00-10:20): 6-18 months (up to 2 companions) *Sold out
[2]12:00-13:00 (Check-in 11:30-11:50): 19-35 months (up to 2 companions) *Sold out

Capacity: approx. 20 per class
Workshop leaders: Shiori Sakurai, Ayako Noguchi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop leaders)

Find the cheese with foodie mice!
Bon appétit! Let’s enjoy various music and your favorite food together!

14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00-14:20): 5-6 years old (Pre-school children), up to 2 companions *Sold out

Capacity: approx. 20 per class
Workshop leaders: Tomoyo Sawada, Karin Furuhashi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop leaders)

★Free passes for participants ages 65 and over

Workshops offering free passes
Shall we sing?

Reservations required (postcards must be postmarked by Friday, September 7)
*A drawing will be held if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available spots.
*Make sure to apply via a reply-paid postcard.

Filling out your reply-paid postcard
Postcard to be sent (front):
[Your intended workshop name] Invitation desk, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Project Planning Section, 110-8716
Postcard to be sent (back):
(1) “Shall we sing?”
 (2) Postal code
 (3) Address
 (4) Name (with furigana)
 (5) Age
 (6) Telephone number
 (7) Number of participants (1 or 2)

*Postcard to be returned (front): Your postal code, address, and name *Postcard to be returned (back): Leave blank.

Request to Parents and Guardians

Each workshop is designed for a specific age range. Please refrain from bringing small children other than the workshop participants (such as siblings), as the presence of children of other ages will hinder the progress of the workshop.

On participating in workshops

  • Companions (Junior high school students or older) are required to purchase tickets.
  • Please enter at the stage door right in front of Park Exit of JR Ueno Station. Workshop staffs will escort you to the reception desk. There is no access from the main entrance of the theater.
  • Check-in will start 30 minutes prior to the designated start time. Allow enough time between arrival and the check-in which requires some time for event insurance registration (the fee is included in the ticket) and for moving to the rehearsal room.
  • The admission ages are determined as of the actual date of the event.
  • Nursing room is available. (only classes for 6-18 months / 19-35 months)
  • Please wear comfortable clothes.
  • Due to unavoidable circumstances, all workshop programs are subject to last-minute changes and cancellations.
  • Photography and video recording may occur during the workshop.
  • Child care service is available (reservation and fee required).
    Event Child Care Service: Mothers 0120-788-222
    For workshops on Sep.22: Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Friday, September 14.
    For Workshops Oct.28: Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Friday, October 19.
    For Workshops Nov.11: Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Friday, November 2.


Tickets on sale from Sunday, May 20
500 yen
*Tickets are required for parents/caregivers (junior high school students and older) to accompany.

Tickets for “The animal detectives—Ready or not, here I come!”, “Musica Piccola” 10:30-11:30, “Shall we sing?”, “Let’s open the wonder treasure boxes under the sea!”, “Find the cheese with foodie mice! are sold sold.”

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service (TEL/Ticket counter)
TEL: 03-5685-0650


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service
TEL: 03-5685-0650


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Rehearsal Room



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperated by
Ueno Gakuen University
Supported by
Embassy of Portugal in Japan, Taito City Board of Education
Assisted by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan