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Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL promotional event “A festival of culture only Tokyo can deliver”

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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 this event.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. (02/26/2020)

Secret project to be finally announced, guest appearance by Shoko Nakagawa!

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL (TTF)is an initiative that will see a variety of cultural programs unfold in the run-up to 2020 when the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place, promoting Tokyo’s appeal as a city of arts and culture.
TTF will be full swing from April 2020 onwards, when many programs will be implemented. Prior to this there will be a promotional event on Wednesday, March 4 in KITTE Marunouchi.

This event will at last see the unveiling of the thirteenth project of the TTF core program, “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13.” This program comprises thirteen projects chosen from 2,436 submissions from Japan and overseas, the last of which was the only one kept under wraps. The Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike will announce the project title and details on the day of the event.
A selection of upcoming projects from the program will also be outlined. Featuring celebrity “tarento” Shoko Nakagawa as special guest, this event will provide an in-depth look at the appeal of a cultural festival only possible in Tokyo.
We hope you take the opportunity to come along with friends and family and enjoy TTF, which is set to heat up further from April onwards.


Opening act
String quartet performance by members of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Special 13
The architects of five of the Special 13 present details of their projects
Talk session with guest Shoko Nakagawa

  • “DANCE TRUCK TOKYO” (Japan Dance Truck Association)
    Dance Truck is a mobile performance platform touring all over the Tokyo area using the cargo box of a truck as a movable stage
  • “TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND” (NPO Dance Archive Network)
    An experimental art festival with a focus on Butoh, held at underground spaces in Tokyo
    Participatory music and art festival imagining the Sumida River as a stage, with people mixing like surging waves
  • “World Performing Arts Festival 2020”(Japan Folk Performing Arts Association)
    A festival bringing together folk performing arts and other intangible cultural heritage from around the world
  • “The Speed of Light” (Marco Canale, Argentina)
    A touring theatrical project with a narrative developed using the memories and dreams of elderly people in Tokyo

“Special 13” secret project big reveal
Unveiling of the secret project by the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, talk session and photo session


Guest: Shoko Nakagawa (singer and “tarento”)
Hosted by: Miho Nakai (announcer), Takeshi Matsuda (Olympic Sliver and Bronze Medalist in swimming /sports journalist)
Governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike


Free entry
*Wheelchair-accessible, sign language provided.


Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL promotional event administrative office
TEL: 03-5300-1107 (Weekdays, 10:00 – 17:00)


KITTE 1F Atrium (2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


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