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Geijutsu Kosakujo (“Art Cultivation Site”): Kick-off meeting

  • Art Project

The “Practices” program linked to specific action within the Bokuto area is based on awareness gleaned from programs so far under the project “Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real” (“Fan Fan”).
One of the “Practices” programs getting started is Geijutsu Kosakujo(“Art Cultivation Site”), the result of a meeting between architect Kengo Sato and the executive director of Tamonji Koryu Noen (Tamonji community garden), who were guests at lecture program Learning Lab #01“Communities generated by“monozukuri,” the art of manufacturing”held in February 2019.

Both have up to now been engaged in work to promote and encourage exchange between a variety of people. The aim of this new program is to connect different communities in Sumida-ku using community garden/urban farm activities as a first step, as well as to expand the network outside the Sumida area.
Specific projects include the holding of workshops providing an opportunity for local people to learn new skills through trying their hand at activities like land cultivation, traditional dyeing techniques and DIY, thereby coming to appreciate and be interested in the culture around them. To this end, related information exchange sessions and informal gatherings will be held around February 2020.

On October 5, there will be a kick-off meeting to give an overview of the Geijutsu Kosakujo project and discuss with participants approaches to creativity through collaborative work in day to day life, including land cultivation and craft.


Kengo Sato (architect)
Koji Ushiku (NPO Terashima Tamanoi Community Development Council (Tamonji Koryu Noen)
Akira Aoki (Director, “Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real”)




*No reservation required. First-come-first-served basis.


“Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real” Office


sheepstudio (3-20-9 Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Happy Hunch (General Incorporated Association)