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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop "Blinkin' Beats—The World of Rhythms You Doodle with Sounds and Light"

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The “ratatap” is an accessible musical instrument with which everyone can play together. Can you imagine the sound becomes visible through Otodama-kun popping out from it!?
Join us to create the symphony of rhythms together with an ensemble of various instruments, light, and your body movements.

Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.
Please note that there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.


Sunday, September 5 2021
[1] 14:00-14:45 (Check-in 13:30)
[2] 16:00-16:45 (Check-in 15:30)

Admission Ages
[1] Elementary school students-Adults
* There are no tickets for companions.
[2] Elementary school students-Adults (for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants and their companion, brief Japanese sign language provided)
* If the tickets for the class [2] remain until Sat, Aug 21, hearing persons can also purchase the tickets.
* Companions are required to purchase the tickets.

Maximum number of participants
approx. 8 per class

Workshop Leaders
Sayuri Ihara , Shiori Sakurai,Tomoyo Sawada, Ayako Noguchi, Karin Furuhashi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

About “ratatap”
Created by: KANEBAKO Junichi
Cooperation: INOKUCHI Hiroki (RED GEEK PICTURES INC.), YOSHIDA Shinya (MontBlanc Pictures Co.,Ltd.)
Released: 2015

“ratatap” is one of the accessible musical instruments invented by the musical interface scientist KANEBAKO Junichi.
It is an installation that makes the sound of instruments visible, allowing as many players as you want to join at the same time.
The design was conceived from the potential of media arts.
Which is an idea that experiences become universal regardless of disability by making invisible things visible and diverse. The feature visually enhances the world of sounds with a character “Otodama-kun” popping out from where a sound is made on the interface, and “Dekadama-kun” appearing and chasing Otodama-kun when two players make a sound at the same time.

To caregivers

Each workshop is prepared only for the admission ages. Small children excluding the admission ages such as participants’ siblings are not allowed to attend the workshop. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

Bag Check
Please allow enough time on arrival for the security check of your belongings at the entrance.

Notice to all workshop attendees

Please follow the below precautions. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Our staff members conduct temperature screening for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, we ask you not to attend the workshop.
  • Refrain from coming to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.
  • Bring your face mask to cover your nose, and mouth and show consideration for others.
  • Wash and disinfect your hands frequently. Hand sanitizers are placed at the reception desk.
  • We will partially change the seating arrangement and stage direction to maintain social distancing.
  • We will not have photo shooting after the workshop for the time being.
  • No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.
  • The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

  • This workshop is conducted only in Japanese.
  • It requires some time for event insurance registration (the fee is included in the ticket). Please allow enough time to get into the check-in place. Late-comers are not allowed to enter once the workshop starts.
  • Check-in booth: Recital Hall, Foyer
  • Photography and video recording may occur during the workshop for our publicity materials.
  • The admission ages are determined as of the actual date of the event.
  • Please join with easy-to-move outfits.
  • The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
  • Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
    Event Child Care Service: Mother’s 0120-788-222
    Reservation must be made by Friday, August 27, 17:00


On Sale Date: Thursday, July 15 2021
550yen *Sold out
* Companions are required to purchase the tickets for the class [2] at 16:00.
* We may verify your children’s age when you purchase the tickets or at the venue on the day of the event.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (Only available in person and by telephone)
Tel: 03-5685-0650
Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing having difficulties in booking in person or by telephone can apply online, only for the 16:00 class (for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants and their companion, brief Japanese sign language provided).


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section
Tel: 03-3828-2111


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
CIMA Co., Ltd., MontBlanc Pictures Co.,Ltd., Kobe Design University
Plannig collaboration with
KANEBAKO Junichi (Assistant Professor, Kobe Design University/Researcher of musical interface)
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan