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Seeking participants for “Immigration Museum TOKYO”

  • Art Project ,
  • Others

Immigration Museum Tokyo (IMM) is a program in which participants interact with foreigners residing in the community, using the medium of contemporary art to create works that express cross-cultural aspects found in their everyday lives. A variety of people, ranging from businessmen to students to dancers, take part in this program under the supervision of Shigeaki Iwai, a professional artist.
This program is now accepting new participants!
Whether attending routine meetings to make art, holding events along with foreigners in the community, or just getting together now and then to mingle, participants have a variety of ways available to get involved.

Program details

Several projects are currently underway, all seeking members to join their team. The following is a list of projects that currently have openings, along with their descriptions.

■Ongoing Projects
“Sky Ear”
This project’s works revolve around the theme, Sky Ear.* Instead of interpreting this term in its original sense of hearing imaginary sounds or voices, we redefine this as the phenomenon of hearing words or phrases we’re familiar with even though what was actually spoken was in a language we don’t understand. With that in mind, this project focuses on collecting episodes from foreigners around us and turning them into videos.
*“Sky ear” is the literal translation of the Japanese term for “hearing things.”

-Seeking people willing to look for “sky ear” episodes with us!
-Seeking people willing to help us edit videos!
IMM2013 Sky Ear Archive Page

“Alternative Kitasenju Story”
We’re used to everyday life here in the district of Kitasenju, but how must our neighborhood look to foreigners? By showing foreigners around Kitasenju, members of this project strive to cut out a picture of an “alternative Senju,” quite different from the one we know.

-Seeking people who love Kitasenju!
-Seeking people who want to stroll around Kitasenju with foreigners!
IMM2014 Alternative Kitasenju Story Archive Page

This project is held at a church in Umejima, Adachi-ku attended by Filipino residents. Japanese members of this project, unfamiliar with the taste of authentic Filipino cuisine, strive to recreate the spaghetti dishes of Jollibee—the Filipino fast food chain popular amongst people of all generations.

-Seeking people interested in food of other countries!
-Seeking people interested in trying banana ketchup!
IMM2014 Jollibee Archive Page

■New Projects
Filipino Community Project
This new project, based on relationships developed last year, strives to further promote those relations. Every Sunday members visit church to hold workshops and events relating to music and dance. Through these activities members develop new relationships with people who live in the area, yet whom we rarely get a chance to know.

-Seeking people interested in enjoying music and dance together with foreigners!
-Seeking people interested in participating in community work at church on Sundays!

We also welcome anyone who wants to form friendships with foreigners through their own expressions, anyone curious about the lifestyles of foreigners living in Japan, or anyone interested in trying their hand at making their own works of art!


Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00–18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music, OTOMACHI PROJECT(NPO), Adachi City