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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 December

Open days
December 9, 10, 14, 21, 2023

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

Free admission, no reservation required
*For some programs a fee will be charged, and priority given to those with reservations.
*Programs are subject to change.
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential and used only for the operation of this event and to send you information from the organizer.

Program|Workshop Making Christmas cards and Nengajo (New Year cards) with RISO printing

Get ready to convey your feelings to friends, family, teachers, colleagues etc. over the Christmas and New Year periods.
In this Risograph (RISO) workshop, you will be able to make two types of cards: Christmas cards and Nengajo New Year cards. You can make one of each, or two of either.
In addition to the usable implements and collage materials to be supplied by Fan Fan, you are free to bring in your own implements and materials and spend time making whatever you want.
During the busy December season, this workshop should provide a welcome breather and time to chat while engaging in handicraft making.

Date/time:Sunday, December 10, 2023 13:00-16:00
Participation fee:1,500yen
Capacity:6(first-come-first-served basis priority, given to those with advance reservations)

How to participate: please use the application form here.

Equipment/tools you can use:paper, colored pencils, markers, pens, colored paper, scissors, box cutters, glue, masking tape, and a Risograph.

-The cards will be postcard size.
-You can choose two out of five colors of ink (black, red, blue, green, yellow)
-You can take home up to 20 Risograph 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 may also bring in pre-prepared material such as hand-drawn illustrations, photographs, and digital data you want to print out.
-We would appreciate it if you could give us newspapers, magazines, flyers etc. that are no longer needed which we can use as material.

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.

Date/time:Thursday, December 14, 21, 2023 11:00-17:00
Participation fee:Free
No reservation required, admission at any time


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)