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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop (January and February 2022)

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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.


Tuesday, January 18 2022

Tuneful Candy Shop
Pat it, mix it, and fluff it up! Let’s make tuneful candy!

[1] 10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00-10:20) 6-18 months, up to 2 companions
[2] 12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30-11:50) 19-35 months, up to 2 companions
[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
Check-in booth: [1] Foyer of Recital Hall [2] [3] Meeting Room on the 4th floor (access from the stage door)
Workshop Leaders: ISONO Emi, FURUHASHI Karin (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

Workshop Concert “Open Sesame! The Storytelling Door—Arabian Nights Woven with Sounds”
A plethora of surprises is in fairy tales. So let’s delve into a fantasy world along with the music!

11:00-12:00 (Open 10:30, No intermission) 6 months-6 years (Pre-school children) with their families and caregivers
* Children under 6 months of age cannot enter the venue. Adults can enter the venue only participating with admitted aged children.

Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Artists: SAKAMOTO Natsuki, TSUKAMOTO Eriko (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders), KISHIMOTO Honoka (Violin *1st prize of String section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition), FUJIWARA Ko (Percussion)

Wednesday, February 23 2022

Traveling Europe Vol.3
The journey of George and Mary keeps on going! Let’s travel around Europe along with the masterpieces of music!

[1] 10:30-11:15 (Check-in 10:00-10:20) 19-35 months, up to 2 companions
[2] 12:00-12:45 (Check-in 11:30-11:50) Age 3-4, 1 companion
[3] 15:00-15:45 (Check-in 14:30-14:50) Age 5-6 (Pre-school children), 1 companion

Maximum number of participants: approx. 8 per class
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Rehearsal Room
Check-in booth: Meeting Room on the 4th floor (access from the stage door)
Workshop Leaders: IHARA Sayuri, NOGUCHI Ayako (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

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.
  • 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 Tuesday, January 11, 17:00 (for the programs on Tuesday, January 18 2022) and Wednesday, February 16, 17:00 (for the programs on Wednesday, February 23 2022)


On Sale Date: Saturday, November 6 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.

Ticket information for Workshop Concert “Open Sesame! The Storytelling Door—Arabian Nights Woven with Sounds”
* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.
* The frontmost row is the row C.
* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full capacity.

– Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person)
Tel: 03-5685-0650
* Online booking is only available for “Open Sesame! The Storytelling Door—Arabian Nights Woven with Sounds”.


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