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BLOOMING EAST Open research
“Follow, Encounter, Keep Walking”

  • Art Project ,
  • Others

BLOOMING EAST is a project set around eastern Tokyo in which artists meet a variety of people, visit a variety of places and conduct research based on their personal interests.This year musician Saho Terao did research on the eastern Tokyo area together with KOM_I (of Wednesday Campanella).
Saho Terao focused on the theme of “war orphans and the church,” while KOM_I looked at “immigrants.”
The open research of this project follows the viewpoints of musicians and research member based on the people and places they encounter in their respective research and findings this year,as they move around the Funabori and Horikiri area.We are looking for people to join us as we progress towards the next phase of research.


・People who can relate to BLOOMING EAST projects and are contemplating taking part in upcoming research
・People interested in topics such as war orphans, the church, child welfare,the lives of non-Japanese living in Japan, overseas culture etc.


About 10

Participation fee

Free (the project will incur costs related to travel, food and drink etc.)

How to reserve

Please fill in the necessary details on the application form here.

Application deadline
Monday, March 18, 2019 24:00
*After sending the application form, you will receive an auto-reply e-mail that completes your application.Please contact the number below if you do not receive an e-mail.
TEL:080-9671-7507(11:00~18:00 Irregular holidays)


  • The BLOOMING EAST participating artists Saho Terao and KOM_I will not participate on the day
  • The program may be changed without notice
  • Please note applications will be decided by lottery if oversubscribed
  • After the deadline applicants will be contacted by e-mail by Thursday, March 21 regardless of whether their application was successful or not
  • Please set your devices to allow messages from toppingeast@gmail.comand
  • Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential and used only to send you information from Topping East
  • Video/still photography will be taken on the day for publicity purposes and our records,and the material posted in reports a later date


Topping East (NPO)
TEL: 080-9671-7507 (11:00-18:00 Irregular closings)


Meeting point: Funabori Station (Toei-Shinjuku Line subway)
Finishing point: TBC (to be somewhere along the Arakawa river in Sumida City or Katsushika City)


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