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Seeking performers for 1 DAY Performance “Hyogengai”Expression Street

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“Shotengai” shopping street as “Hyogengai” expression street!
A modest festival showcasing a variety of creative expression and activity:
1 DAY Performance “Hyogengai” Expression Street now seeking performers!

Using Senju Honcho shopping street (the old Nikko Kaido) as our venue, we’re looking for a range of different forms of expression and creative activities – music, dance, rakugo comic storytelling and folk songs, as well as experimental pursuits falling outside the boundaries of genre. Since the Edo period, this road has been a place where human interaction and culture have taken root. Any creative genre and ability level welcome. If it’s something slight, or you’re not very good, no problem! We’d like to see the creative expression important to you.

About 1 DAY Performance “Hyogengai” Expression Street
Senju Ninjou Art Festival is a platform that welcomes diverse artists, because we see the exchange of values and emotions between people as “ninjou,”or the “milk of human kindness.” During September through October 2021, three art projects including video and music-based initiatives – of which 1 DAY Performance “Hyogengai” Expression Street is one – will be rolled out as the Senju Ninjo Art Festival. With a venue like Senju Honcho shopping street (the old Nikko Kaido) and a wealth of expressive forms on offer, the Hyogengai event will create opportunities for people to encounter people, people to encounter places, and people to encounter art.
Time/place: Sunday, October 31, 2021 13:00 – 18:00 (TBC)
*To go ahead in the event of light rain but canceled in case of a storm
Venue: Senju Honcho shopping street (Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)


Any expressive form/genre is acceptable including music, Japanese dance, reading, Western-style dance, rakugo comic storytelling, etc. Experimental activities/forms of expression falling outside existing boundaries of genre are also very welcome. We look forward to receiving applications from individuals and groups interested in connecting with diverse people through creative expression.
-It should be an activity that can be implemented/performed on Senju Honcho shopping street (in Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
-Activities should be implemented after measures have been taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
-It should be a form of expression/activity that does not contravene public order or decency, or conflict with the law.
*Please see here (PDF) for application guidelines.


– Any age or nationality, etc. You may also apply if you are not a resident of Adachi-ku.
– An individual or group who can take responsibility for contacting the office after participation is confirmed, and who can take responsibility for activity implementation and dismantling/clean up.
– An individual or group able to attend a briefing for participating performers.


Around 50 acts/people (first-come-first-served basis)
*Applications will close when capacity is reached. Please see the official website for information regarding application numbers and availability.

How to apply

Please fill in the required items on the application form (PDF) and apply by email, postal mail or by hand.
*Application forms and guidelines will also be available at activity hub Nakacho House.
By hand: Nakacho House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Opening times: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Public holidays 10:00 – 17:00
*Closed Saturday, August 14 – Monday, August 16.

Application deadline
Monday, September 6, 2021
*Postmark date
*Hand-delivered applications will be accepted until 17:00 during Nakacho House opening hours
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential and used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.

Performer briefing
We will hold a briefing for performers according to the following schedule.
Please select the date on which you are able to participate, from the dates stated on the application form.
If you are unable to participate on the designated date, please contact the office in advance.
Schedule: Friday, October 1 19:00 / Saturday, October 2 13:00
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus (1-25-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)

Activity consultation service

An activity consultation service will be available for this open call.
Please feel free to come along if you are considering making an application and would like to know more details, or have questions such as whether your activity would be OK or not, etc.

Monday, August 2
Saturday, August 7
Sunday, August 8
Monday, August 23
Saturday, August 28
Sunday, August 29
Monday, September 6

Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Nakacho House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)

How to access the service:
Walk-ins are possible on the day although advance applications will be prioritized
How to apply:
By email or telephone
*If applying by email, send us an email with the subject line “Activity consultation service” and include your name, contact details, and your preferred date from those given above.

Procedure up to the event

Visit the consultation service (for those who wish to do so)

Submit application documents (Deadline: Monday, September 6)

Notification from office when participation is confirmed

Take part in briefing for performers
Friday, October 1, Saturday, October 2

Sunday, October 31


Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Faculty of Music and Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, OTOMACHI PROJECT (NPO), Adachi City