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Seeking members for Geijutsu Kosakujo (Art Cultivation Site)

  • Art Project

Considering and practicing community with small-scale techniques

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.” One of the “Practices” programs that has started is Geijutsu Kosakujo(“Art Cultivation Site”), the result of a meeting between architect Kengo Sato and Koji Ushiku 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.
With the aim of connecting different communities inside and outside Sumida-ku and using the work of both men as a launch pad, we are planning workshops that will provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills together through trying their hand at activities like land cultivation, traditional dyeing techniques and DIY, and that will encourage them to appreciate and be interested in the culture around them.
We will hold multiple meetings and research sessions with members in preparation for the workshops next January through February. If you’re interested in the art of manufacturing or community culture, please join Geijutsu Kosakujo and help create projects for the program!

Video footage of Learning Lab #01“Communities generated by“monozukuri,” the art of manufacturing”


Planned activity schedule
Sunday, November 24 2019 15:00 – 16:30: Fieldwork (walking the neighborhood)
Sunday, December 1, 2019: Project meeting (hereafter planned for 1-2 times monthly)
January 2020: Workshops
February 2020: Workshops / Event for presenting results
*Those who apply to be members will be notified of schedules and other details.

sheepstudio (3-20-9 Kyojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo), others
*The venue may change depending on event details.

Participation fee
Free of charge
*Participants will be responsible for any admission charges etc. incurred in the course of research.

20 (registration required, first-come-first-served basis)

Please apply using the online form here.

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Project partners
Kengo Sato (architect), Koji Ushiku (NPO Terashima Tamanoi Community Development Council (Tamonji Koryu Noen)


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


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