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[Rescheduled from March 10, 2020] FY2019 Validation of music workshops for senior citizens: Reporting session

  • Lecture / Symposium
This is a rescheduled event that originally had been scheduled for March 10, 2020. The event has been postponed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Please note that the event might be canceled or re-postponed depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is carrying out a variety of social inclusion initiatives aiming to provide opportunities for all people to participate in music appreciation and experience creating music, irrespective of age, disability, or social handicap, and to create an environment in which many people can engage proactively with the creation of new culture. In recent years, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan has held music workshops emphasizing “creativity,” “cooperativeness,” and “inclusivity” in facilities for senior citizens, social welfare facilities, and so on within Tokyo.

In response to the growing need for music workshops for senior citizens, in the 2019 season, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan examined the concrete methods related to the program creation and the program’s uniqueness to provide more fulfilling workshops.

Contents of reporting session

– Project aims and overview report
– About the Music Workshop “Shall we sing?”
– Validation Report and Remarks on music workshops targeted for active seniors

In November 2019, we held the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshops “Shall we sing?” twice, targeting the active senior generation. Collaborating with KUSAKA Nahoko (Professor at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts), a researcher specializing in geriatric psychology, we are going to examine and dig into the workshop program from the following points of view:

1. Measurement of the effects of workshops in which participants move to music
2. Program creation for music workshops aimed at active seniors (e.g. the creation of a structure that attracts those who are not in the habit of participating in cultural activities)
3. The social meaning of music workshops in which senior citizens play the central role.


Nahoko Kusaka (Psychology of Aging/Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts)
Atsuko Shimomura (Research Fellow, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts)
Koji Abe (Cognitive Science/Adjunct Researcher, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University)

Moderator: Yukiyo Sugiyama (Production Section, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)

Target auditors

– People in the field of arts/music education/social well-being
– Artists
– Municipalities/cultural administration personnel
– Students
– Researchers
and more from such fields



Maximum number of auditors

Approx. 60 (advance application required, first-come-first-served basis)


Application Period
Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 – Friday, September 11 2020, 17:00

Peatix Application Form (only in Japanese)


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*The session is conducted only in Japanese.
*Photography and video recording will occur during the session for our reports, publicity materials, and other communication tools including SNS.
*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.


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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Cooperated by
Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts/Hakuju Institute for Health Science, Co., Ltd.
Supported by
Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities/Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan