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Open Studio (July)

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Gate Studio is the activity hub for the project “Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real” (“Fan Fan”). We are holding an Open Studio event so that as many people as possible can enjoy Fan Fan’s activities.

Visitors will be able to see the publications and project-related books that Fan Fan has produced to date, as well as archival materials for cultural projects that have been held in Sumida-ku.Please enjoy Fan Fan’s unique Open Studio browsing through a book, chatting with the people there, or on occasion making things with your hands.

Open Studio in July

Open days
Sunday, July 2/Thursday, July 13/Sunday, July 16/Thursday, July 20/Saturday, July 22/Monday, July 24/Tuesday, July 25, 2023
11:00 – 17:00 (*July 25 only 13:00 – 17:00)
Gate Studio  5-23-3 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 
Participation fee
Free , no reservation required
* For some programs a fee will be charged, and priority given to those with reservations
* Programs are subject to change

Program: Study room of a curator aiming to be a social worker

Fan Fan director and curator Akira Aoki is currently at university studying for a social welfare qualification. In addition to working on day-to-day matters related to his university course, Aoki will be presenting Fan Fan research exploring the connections between community welfare and art, in the form of a “study room.” Please stop by to enjoy getting your head down for some study or sharing a leisurely exchange of opinion on welfare and art.

Thursday, July , 2023 / 11:00 – 17:00
Participation fee
Free, no reservation required
How to participate
Please come to Gate Studio.

Program: Experience RISO !- Basic printing session

This is an accessible program offering both those who have tried printed with a Risograph (aka RISO) and those who haven’t the chance to print things using this digital printing system. You can create text and pictures, cut and paste magazines and flyers, scan your own items, and much more.
Enjoy textured printing unique to the Risograph!

Thursday, July 13 Monday, July 24, 2023 / 11:00 – 17:00
Participation fee
500 yen (cash payment on the day)
One side A4, 1 type 2 color print
N/A *If the event is crowded you may have to wait
How to participate: No reservation required, admission at any time

•You can create one print type and take home three printed sheets. Please note we will keep one copy at Fantasia! Fantasia! Office.
•You can choose from several types of paper available at the event.
•You can choose two out of five colors of ink (black, red, blue, green, yellow)
•You may also bring in material (paper documents). No provision for digital data.
•We would appreciate it if you could give us newspapers, magazines, flyers etc. that are no longer needed which we can use as material.

Social event “Sanaburi” with Project Team “Nozarashi”

A social event for thinking about the formation of exchange hubs for various cultural forms such as art, architecture, literature, music, welfare, and agriculture. Organized by the three-person project team “Nozarashi” comprising artist Haruya Nakajima, architect Kengo Sato, and curator Akira Aoki.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 /13:00 – 17:00
Participation fee
Free , no reservation required

Program : Print with RISO! Business card-making workshop

A workshop for making original business card using a Risograph (RISO Duplicator digital printing system). Create and print your own original business card in simple procedures anyone can manage such as creating text and pictures, cutting and pasting paper and tape, stamping, etc.

Sunday, June 16, 2023 /13:00 – 15:00
Participation fee
General 1,000 yen/High school students and below 500 yen (cash payment on the day)
8 (first-come-first-served basis priority, given to those with advance reservations)

•You can choose paper type and size from those available at the event.
•You can choose two out of five colors of ink (black, red, blue, green, yellow)
•You can print around 100 business cards (around 10 sheets of A4 paper)
*The number of prints may vary depending on the design and size of the business card.


Fantasia! Fantasia! Office


Gate Studio (5-23-3 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)


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