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null vol.7 @Cafe Seiseikyo + online

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null is a program run by Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF) introducing various spaces around Fuchu by touring around places and areas where events and exhibitions are held.

Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic making it difficult to hold events with a large number of people in attendance, organizers have decided to implement this edition of null as a new hybrid online/offline event.

The theme for the seventh null event is “something related to auspiciousness.”
The event has been organized by Kaoru Kato of pastry studio “Laboratory Lantern.”
Kato enjoys decorating kumade decorated bamboo rakes, good luck charms for business which can be bought at Tori-no-Ichi fair every November. This experience apparently prompted her to wonder about talismans/lucky charms and events in different regions, families, and countries. This led to her idea of a project for enjoying a session where participants bring in talismans and lucky charms.

The event will be held in a bricks-and-mortar location and online. One of these, Seiseikyo, as well as being a cafe also exhibits artworks, holds events, sells “zakka” (diverse functional yet decorative everyday goods), and welcomes visitors with owls, which are auspicious animals. Online activities on the last day will comprise an exchange based on items related to auspiciousness which participants brought to Cafe Seiseikyo.
Why not build on mutual interaction and exchange, discovering common ground with/aspects of each other you didn’t know before, talking about what you think, and what you’re interested in?

null: free places and arty ideas
The null project is concerned with creating a diverse, free and “blank-space” environment for the creation of an autonomous cultural and artistic community where different values intermingle. With“null null konekuto” (‘kneading smoothly’)as its watchword, organizers aim to expand and spread art-centric, diverse and deep-seated networks between people, between people and places, and between people and ideas.


null@Cafe Seiseikyo

Friday, October 15 – Sunday, November 14, 2021
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, with some irregular closing days. Please check Cafe Seiseikyo’s website for details)
11:30~19:00 (L.O. 18:00) *Currently operating with shortened business hours.
Cafe Seiseikyo (1-26-6 Wakamatsucho, Fuchu City, Tokyo)
Participation fee
*For details on how to participate, please refer to the written participation instructions also available at the cafe.

null @online

Monday, November 15, 2021
19:30 – 21:30(open at 19:15)
Around 15
Participation fee
How to reserve
Please use the contact form here.
What to bring
Please bring “something related to auspiciousness.”
Prior to the event organizers will ask what you are bringing.
*Reservations will close when enrollment limit is reached.

Procedure for null@Cafe Seiseikyo + online

STEP.1 Friday, October 15 – Sunday, November 14 (offline)
At Cafe Seiseikyo, you will be asked to write down “something related to auspiciousness” on a postcard-sized card and to post it online.

STEP.2 Monday, November 15 (online)
Via Zoom, participants build on mutual interaction and exchange while they introduce “something related to auspiciousness” which they brought to Cafe Seiseikyo.
At the end, the organizer will conduct a questionnaire on things and places of interest to use as reference for the next null event.

Participants’ auspiciousness-related items will also be introduced on Instagram.

*Program is subject to change.

Event organizer

Kaoru Kato


NPO Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF)


Cafe Seiseikyo and online


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), NPO Artist Collective Fuchu (ACF)