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Seeking participants for creative workshop “Nisshintatchi”

Artist Program in Kouzushima/ Kentaro Ohnishi

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Seeking participants for creative workshop! Craft × Performance

This is a creative song and dance workshop in which participants discuss a new relationship between people and the wind, through an imaginary entity, “Nisshintatchi,” inspired by the ferocious seasonal “Nishinkaze” wind that blows over Kouzushima in winter. Participants will craft special art objects by putting together lots of pieces of paper with different colors and textures. They will then go out into the village and set up the objects. We will discover “Nisshintatchi” in spaces that exhibit different expressions/appearances according to the attributes of the place in question, such as on the doors of houses, around windows, in the back alleys and in the shrubbery. This will provide opportunities for interaction with others by bringing together individual stories encountered wherever we go, and turning the words into song phrases.


Sunday, January 22, 2023
10:00 – 12:00 “Let’s make an object that flutters in the wind!”
13:00 – 15:00 “Let’s go find Nisshintatatchi!”

*This is a program covering morning and afternoon. Please contact the office in advance if you wish to participate in only one of them.
*Lunch etc. will not be provided so please bring your own.

Kuruto (998 Kouzushima Village, Tokyo)

Around 15(First-come-first-served basis. Open to all.)

Participation fee

How to apply

Please apply via either:
[Visiting Kuruto]Coming in person to Kuruto and booking in advance (Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays 10:00 – 16:00)

*Please see the official Instagram for Kuruto’s opening times.
*Please wear comfortable clothes.
*Please note the event will be recorded on the day for project operations and publicity purposes.
*This event will be run with measures in place to prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
*To go ahead in the case of light rain, to be cancelled in the case of stormy weather. Please check the official website for the latest information.
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential and used only for the running of the event and to send you information from the organizer.
*Program details are subject to change.

We are also looking for program supporters to run the program together with the artist and Kuruto staff!
Together with artist Kentaro Onishi, program supporters will handle preparations and operations until the day of the workshop, while enjoying the supporter role from the point of view of welcoming participants. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved in an art project, would like to find out more about activities at Kuruto, or are even slightly interested.
・Number of people sought: Around 8 (junior high school students and older, first-come-first-served basis)
・Eligibility requirements: People able to take part in a prior lecture/briefing (of about 30 minutes, at a convenient time up to January 21), people able to participate on the day, on January 22


Kentaro Ohnishi


Shimaclass Kouzushima (General Incorporated Association)


Kuruto (998 Kouzushima-mura, Tokyo)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Shimaclass Kouzushima (General Incorporated Association)