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Shinji Ohmaki "Memorial Rebirth Senju 2015 Adachi Market"

  • Art Project

Dive into a sea of bubbles

This year, the Senju bubbles are transforming a local marketplace.
“Memorial Rebirth” is an art performance that suffuses familiar locations with a plethora of bubbles. Marking its fifth year in Senju, this year’s event will transform the Adachi Market into a theater of light.

The two bubble performance sessions—one in the daytime and one at night—will fill the space with distinct moods.

The traditional daytime “Shabon Odori” will get a brand-new look this year, with colorful costumes providing a stunning visual backdrop. As the bubbles shine in the sun, taking on the seven colors of the rainbow, wrap yourself in bright colors and swim in a sea of visual delight.

After the sun goes down, the bubbles re-emerge in a festival of light: an “endless natural stream.” The bubbles will go wherever nature takes them, sometimes floating on the breeze, sometimes whirling in small, tight circles, sometimes in a delicate display of beauty, sometimes in bold sweeps of energy. Let yourself drift into the swirl as the bubbles offer a momentary glimpse of eternity.

In their graceful ascent, the small beads of light in the air will almost seem to emanate the forgotten memories of the community—and make a new, everlasting imprint on your heart.

The history of “Memorial Rebirth Senju”
After the first Memorial Rebirth Senju performance, which took place in March 2012 on Iroha-dori, the event made its way to Senju-honcho Elementary School in November to hold an original, all-ages “Shabon Odori” Bon festival dance. In October 2013, Memorial Rebirth came to Senju Joto Elementary School for its first night performance. In writing the lyrics to the 2013 “Shabon Odori,” event organizers walked the local streets to get ideas from residents and give the song a real Senju vibe. The November 2014 event transformed Senju Asahi Park, which locals lovingly refer to as “Taroyama Park,” into a space of unity and life as rows of food stall brought people together and bubble machines in two separate areas infused the air with energy.

If the weather is bad on the day of the event, an announcement of whether or not the event will be held will be posted to the official website (in Japanese).


*Items at food stall are available for purchase.


Kurukuru Charmy(Kentaro Onishi, Emi Tomizuka, Miyako Matsuoka), Misuzu Kikyou, Rei Noda, Hiroki Chiba, Natsuki Nishimoto, Yumi Okubo, Tomo Mizukoshi, Akane Sato, Senju Chindon, Dajaken Band and more

Clothing material provided by Akane Sato

Clothing workshop

At this clothing workshop, participants will be able to make their own clothes for the “Shabon Odori.” Learn the steps, put on your festive apparel, and enjoy the dance!
Time: 14:00-15:00 (Registration starts at 13:30)


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)


Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, Adachi Market (50 Senjuhashido-machi, Adachi-ku)

Transportation: 15-minute walk from Kita-Senju Station, 3-minute walk from Senju-Ohashi Station
*No parking available. Please use public transportation.


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
Cooperated by
The Tokyo Denki University Department of Robotics and Mechanics, Senju League, Senfuji Auto Co., Ltd., Ryoshin Transport Co., Ltd., Okamehyottoko Genkiren, Yanagihara Yushi no Sakura-kai, Senju Futaba Elementary School Open School Development Conference, Senju Midori-cho Town Council, Senju Midori-cho Merchants’ Association, and all that helped collect used clothing
Sponsored by
Asahi Senko Co., Ltd., Asahi Shimbun Iwaki, Sakataya Kimono Shop, Yu-Yu Used Clothing