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"Shima no niwa-biraki” island garden development project Part 2

  • Art Project

Seeking participants to cut grass and picnic together

The garden of “Kuruto,” the hub of art project HAPPY TURN / Kozushima, used to be a sandy piece of ground surrounded by concrete walls. Nowadays it is firmly established as an after-school meeting place for children, who play all sorts of games there. Recently, a local resident started cultivating a vegetable plot in the garden, with the idea that it would be nice if children and moms could bring home some vegetables.
If we cut the grass of other disused gardens on the island like the garden at “Kuruto” and held picnics, people would come, and they could be places where the islanders could gather and where things could happen or begin. This event marks Part 2 of the Shima no niwa-biraki” island garden development project, launched with this aim in mind. We look forward to your participation.


Residents of Kozushima who are interested in this project

How to participate

Please come directly to the meeting place.
You don’t need to make an application, but it would be helpful if you could contact us in advance so we can get an idea of participant numbers.

*HAPPY TURN/Kozushima project organizers will cover the cost of participants’ event insurance on the day.

-On the day of the event, please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty.
-From the point of view of preventing the spread of coronavirus we kindly ask for your cooperation regarding frequent and careful hand sanitization, and the wearing of a mask.
-Please bring your own water/drinks to stay hydrated. Please ensure social distancing and refrain from reusing equipment/implements, talking face-to-face and working at closely quarters to each other.
-At picnic time we will exchange our thoughts and opinions in the garden where we have been working with our masks on and keeping our distance from each other.
-This project is being carried out with due preventive measures against infectious diseases in accordance with “Kuruto” guidelines.

*Program details are subject to change.

What to bring

a small towel, something to drink, snacks for picnic time (for your own consumption), etc.


Kozushima Moriagetai (NPO)
TEL: 080-1346-2800

*Personal information supplied will be managed with the utmost care and used solely by the organizer for the purpose of communication.


Garden of Miyappara Jutaku
*We will meet in front of Aqua Mate (Kozushima 1646, Tokyo)


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