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Workshop: Understanding and learning about deaf people’s sensory perception, firsthand experience of sign language (face-to-face lectures (3 in total)

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This is a workshop-style course in which you can learn about deaf people’s sensory perception using your whole body, and experience sign language firsthand.
First of all, we aim to get hands-on experience of aspects of the sensory perception of deaf people, such as wide field of vision and dynamic visual acuity, in order to learn an approach to communication that does not rely on speech.
These workshops will function like a warm-up for the practical learning of sign language, the “language you see with the eyes.”

*This program will be conducted in Japanese.

Workshop details

1.Getting used to looking with your eyes
Getting used to pointing, in workshops using balls, etc.
Schedule: Monday, July 4, 2022 19:30 – 21:30

2.Communicating using the whole body
Hands-on experience of communicating while playing games such as word association games and the broken telephone game
Schedule: Monday, July 11, 2022 19:30 – 21:30

3.Answering questions
Receiving instructions and questions with the eyes and answering with the body
Schedule: Monday, July 25, 2022 19:30 – 21:30

Participation fee

6,000 yen (3 workshop sessions in total)


Around 10 persons (on a first-come-first-served basis)


– People who are going to start learning sign language
– People who want to learn the basics of communication in sign language
– People who want to experience the sensory perception of deaf people and apply this in their communication

How to apply

We are no longer accepting applications as capacity has been reached.

Please apply using the form.

Application deadline
Friday, June 24, 2022 17:00
(Payment deadline is 15:00 on Friday, July 1)

Points to note
*Schedule and details are subject to change.
*After payments have been made, we are unable to give refunds for cancellations.
*Your personal information will be used only to send you information from the organizer about this event.
*Organizers will take measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
*Records in the form of photographs and video taken during the program will be used for program operations and PR.


Yumiko Kawai (Actor/sign language and physical expression workshop instructor)

Sign language interpreting
Yuko Setoguchi (sign language interpreter)

Planning: Tae Yoshihara (Art Manager/Art Director)
Operations: Akihide Saito (Photographer)


3331 Arts Chiyoda 3F ROOM302 (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)