• Finished

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop (November 2021)

International Partnerships

  • Music ,
  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Workshop

Discover a whole new world broadening with music across all ages—from infants to adults

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop was created based on our wish for “as many people as possible to come enjoy the wonder of music without making large efforts!” Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop is a program with an objective to foster thriving spirits through the development of both communication and self expression skills, via the raising of interest in music and the arts. As a public cultural institute, we wish to provide a comfortable space where people can come together to enjoy music.

Upon attending the workshop, 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 additional changes in the performance depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.


Saturday, November 6 2021

Get ready for a Ninja practice along music!

[1] 10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00-10:20) Age 3-4, 1 companion
[2] 12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30-11:50) Age 5-8, 1 companion
[3] 15:00-15:45 (Check-in 14:30-14:50) Elementary School Students (for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants), 1 companion (Brief Japanese sign language provided)
* If the tickets for the class [3] remain until Sat, Oct 16, hearing persons can also purchase the tickets.
* Participants can join without companions for class [3]; however, caregivers of the 4th grade or younger elementary school students must pick-up/drop-off their children at the venue.

Maximum number of participants: approx. 8 per class
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Rehearsal Room
Workshop Leaders: IHARA Sayuri, NOGUCHI Ayako (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

Welcome to Cafe Ensemble! – Today’s special: A Secret of SAINT-SAËNS
Enjoy a delightful moment with a cup of music brewed with unique sounds!

11:00-12:00 (Check-in 10:30-11:00) Age 50 and above (Free invitation for aged 65 and above☆)
* There are no tickets for companions.
* The workshop is programmed for persons aged 50 and above; however, adults aged 20 and up can also join.

Maximum number of participants: approx. 25
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Workshop Leaders: ISONO Emi, SAKURAI Shiori (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

Saturday, November 20 2021

The Exciting Carnival of Coco and Pepe
¡Hola! Welcome to the lively Latin world! Let’s get ready for the carnival moving to the Latin rhythm with chatty-funny birds, Coco & Pepe!

[1] 10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00-10:20) 6-18 months, up to 2 companion
[2] 12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30-11:50) 19-35 months, up to 2 companion
[3] 15:00-15:45 (Check-in 14:30-14:50) Age 3-4, 1 companion

Maximum number of participants: approx. 8 per class
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Rehearsal Room
Workshop Leaders: SAKURAI Oto, FURUHASHI Karin (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

☆Free Invitation "Welcome to Cafe Ensemble!"

[Seniors aged 65 and above are invited to the performance for free.]

Required to apply with reply-paid card by Wednesday, October 6 (postmark deadline).
* Invitees will be determined by lot if the application number exceeds the limit.
* Transfer and resale of the invitation is prohibited.

Please fill out the reply-paid postcard as follows:
Sending-side/Address: Attn. “Welcome to Cafe Ensemble! (November)” invitation team, Production Section, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 110-8716
Sending-side/Back: Applicant information
1. “Welcome to Cafe Ensemble! (November)” 2. Number of participants (Up to 2 persons) 3. Name (both in Roman and Japanese phonetic alphabet) and age (aged 65 and above) of all participants
4. The submitter’s name, postal code, address, and telephone number
Returning-side/Front: Your postal code, address, and name
Returning-side/Back: Blank

Notice 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.

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.

  • This workshop is conducted only in Japanese.
  • It requires some time for event insurance registration (the fee is included in the ticket) and for moving to the venue. 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: “Ninjapan!” [1] and “Welcome to Cafe Ensemble!: Recital Hall, Foyer / “Ninjapan!” [2], [3] and “The Exciting Carnival of Coco and Pepe”: Meeting Room on the 4th floor (access from the stage door)
  • 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.
  • Nursing room is available. (only classes for 6-35 months)
  • Please join with easy-to-move outfits.
  • There are certain movements for a group of one child and one or more companions during the workshop. Please note that the staffs cannot assist in case 2 children participate with one companion.
  • 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, October 29, 17:00 (for the programs on Saturday, November 6, 2021) and Friday, November 12, 17:00 (for the programs on Saturday, November 20, 2021)


On Sale Date: Tuesday, August 17 2021
550yen (tax included)
* Companions (Middle school students or older) are required to purchase the tickets.
* 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 15:00 class


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


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Rehearsal Room, Recital Hall


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Tamagawa University College of Education and College of Art, Department of Music
Endorsed by
Embassy of Portugal, Taito-ku Board of Education
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan