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.
– 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)
– People in the field of arts/music education/social well-being
– Municipalities/cultural administration personnel
and more from such fields
Approx. 60 (advance application required, first-come-first-served basis)
Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 – Friday, September 11 2020, 17:00
Peatix Application Form (only in Japanese)
*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.
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section
Tuesday, March 10 2020, 16:30 – 18:00 Saturday, September 12 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Conference RoomOnline Session on Zoom