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Immigration Museum TOKYO ― The structure of a meeting

Cross-cultural experience through art

  • Music ,
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  • Exhibition / Screening ,
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Every Sunday in a church in Umejima (Adachi-ku), a small Pilipino community creates a different cultural space that expands behind the familiar scenes of your everyday life. The church brings various cross-cultural experiences to life, including song and dance. The Immigration Museum TOKYO is an art project that focuses on showcasing the strangeness in the everyday lives of foreigners living in Japan. Please come and see with your own eyes what the foreigners in Adachi-ku from around the world are feeling.

The Immigration Museum TOKYO (IMM), based in Adachi-ku since last year, is a project that uses modern art techniques to dive into the relationship between oldcomers and newcomers, based on the three keywords of “adaptation,” “maintenance” and “fusion.” In February there will be talks and performances put on with the help of the Umeda Church, and we’ll hold an exhibition for a progress update at the Hinode Housing Complex in Senju. Next year, we’re planning on moving into much anticipated the “main exhibition” that showcases the results of the research we’ve done since last year.
-Shigeaki Iwai-

Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Culture Creation Project Office (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music
Adachi City


Umeda Church, Hinode Housing Complex