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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop (January, February, March 2020)

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Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel “Animal detective” scheduled on March 10, 10:30/12:00, and to postpone “Shall we sing?” scheduled on March 10, 14:30 to Sunday, June 7 2020.
Please go to the official website for ticket refunds, and retain your tickets safely.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (02/27/2020)

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, January 18 2020

“Where is the cheese?”
Bon appétit! Enjoy your favorite dishes along with exquisite variety of music!
10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00): 19-35 months, up to 2 companions *Sold out
12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30): Ages 3-4, 1 companion *Sold out

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

“with My Baby”
Have a relaxing time with your baby in your tummy and enjoy singing with elegant movements! Experience chair ballet for pregnant people as well!

14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00): Pregnant people, 1 companion per participant
*midwife is assisting the participants.

Capacity: Approx. 15
Workshop Leaders: Yukako Takata, Akiko Watanabe (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)
Dance: Ryoko Inagaki

Saturday, February 8 2020

“Musica Piccola”
The much-awaited concert is here today! Let’s play beautiful music with our maestro!

10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00): Ages 3-4, 1 companion *Sold out
12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30): Age 3-lower grades at elementary school, 1 companion (Brief Japanese sign language provided) *Sold out
*Participants with a hearing impairment can also enjoy the program.

Capacity: Approx. 20 per class
Workshop Leaders: Emi Isono, Oto Sakurai, Ayako Noguchi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

“Space Travel”
Space travel with music—Let’s go out for the star tour!

10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00): Lower grades at elementary school, 1 companion
12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30): Ages 5-6 (pre-school children), 1 companion *Sold out

Capacity: Approx. 15 per class
Workshop Leaders: Yukako Takata, Nobutaka Yoshizawa (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

“Body, Sound, Sing”
Your voice and everyone’s voice, your sound and everyone’s sound. Find the only music you can’t find anywhere else, created from various sounds.

14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00): Elementary School Students-Adults *There are no companion tickets for this workshop.

Capacity: Approx. 40
Workshop Leaders: Sayuri Ihara, Natsuki Sakamoto, Oto Sakurai, Eriko Tsukamoto (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

Tuesday, March 10 2020

“Animal detective”
Let’s go seek the hidden animals in the riddle zoo!

10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00): 6-18 months, up to 2 companions *Sold out
12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30) 19-35 months, up to 2 companions *Sold out

Capacity: Approx. 20 per class
Workshop Leaders: Emi Isono, Shiori Sakurai (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

“Shall we sing?”
Both first-timers and repeat participants welcome! Find another you by singing and dancing with your flexible body and relaxing voice!

14:30-15:30 (Check-in 14:00): Age 50 and above (Free invitation for aged 65 and above)
*There are no companion tickets for this workshop.
*The workshop is programmed for persons aged 50 and above. However, adults aged 20 and above can also join.

Capacity: Approx. 30
Workshop Leaders: Yukako Takata, Akiko Watanabe (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)
Dance: Ryoko Inagaki

★Free passes for participants ages 65 and over

“Shall we sing?”

How to apply
Deadline for application
Friday, January 31 2020
*Need to be posted by January 31.
*Please apply by a reply-paid postcard.

Reply-paid postcard
On a reply-paid postcard, write (1)workshop name “Shall we sing?”, (2)the total number of people in your party (1 or 2), (3)names and ages of all participants, (4)your address with postal codes, name and phone number, and send it to the address; Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Project Planning Office, 110-8716.
*Make sure to write your name and address on the reply postcard (the front of your reply-paid postcard).

To caregivers

Each workshop is prepared only for the admission ages. Small children excluding the admission ages such as participants’ siblings are not allowed to attend the workshop. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

On participating in workshops:

– The workshops are conducted only in Japanese.
– It requires some time for event insurance registration (the fee is included in the ticket) and for moving to the rehearsal room. Please allow enough time to get into the venue.
– Check-in booth: Where is cheese / Animal detective: Meeting room on the 4th floor (access from the stage door). The other: Rehearsal Building Entrance (Right side of the Main Hall door tickets counter)
– Photography and video recording may occur during the workshop for our publicity materials.
– 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)
– Late-comers are not allowed to enter once the workshop has started. – Please allow enough time to get into the venue.
– Please join with easy-to-move outfits.
– There are certain movements for a pair of one child and one companion during some of the workshops. Please note that the staffs cannot assist in case 2 children participate with one companion.
– Due to unavoidable circumstances, all workshop programs are subject to last-minute changes and cancellations.
– Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.) Event Child Care Service: Mother’s 0120-788-222
For workshop on January 18: Deadline is Friday, January 10 17:00
For workshop on February 8: Deadline is Friday, January 31 17:00
For workshop on March 10: Deadline is Tuesday, March 3 17:00


On Sale Date: Saturday, November 2 2019
550 yen
*Companions (Junior high school students or older) are also required to purchase the tickets.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service (TEL/Ticket counter)
TEL: 03-5685-0650
*Tickets for “Musica Piccola” at 12:00 on February 8 are available online.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section
TEL: 03-3828-2111


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, YAMAHA MUSIC JAPAN CO., LTD.
Endorsed by
Embassy of Portugal in Japan, Taito City Board of Education
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan