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Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will implement projects forming the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL’s core, which are the result of a public call for proposals that generated a wide range of innovative and creative projects, and also projects in which large numbers of people can participate.
These 13 projects selected from among the 2,436 ideas submitted from within Japan and overseas began to be held in September 2019. Most were scheduled to take place between April and September 2020, but had to be postponed.
However, as the program was planned with the goal of creating a sense of excitement from a cultural perspective in Tokyo as it hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have made a fresh start and will begin re-implementing these projects in earnest in spring 2021.


Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

  1. The Constant Gardeners
    Project proposed by Jason Bruges Studio (UK)
    Scheduled for: Wednesday, July 28 – Sunday, September 5 2021
    Venue/Area: Ueno Park
    This project uses robotics to represent the history of Japanese culture and art seen in its Zen gardens, while reconstructing them with a global outlook. A robotic arm programmed with athletes’ movements will create an ever-changing Japanese garden. This installation staged in Ueno Park will blend robotics, Japanese gardening culture, and sport.
  2. SUMIDA RIVER | Storm and Urge
    Project proposed by NPO TOPPING EAST
    Scheduled for: Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 and summer 2021
    Venue/Area: In Tokyo (Online, etc)
    This interactive music and art festival will use the Sumida River as a stage. Leading Japanese artists including Ei Wada, KOM_I, and Shuta Hasunuma will gather here to stage installations, concerts, and a range of other performances in two week-long showcases, one in spring and the other in summer. Harking back to the splendor of the Edo period 200 years ago, this project will evoke the area’s long history through performing arts and expressive activities, depicting the sight of a great maelstrom of people coming together.
  3. World Performing Arts Forum (Formerly World Performing Arts Festival)
    Project proposed by Japan Folk Performing Arts Association
    Scheduled for: Sunday, August 1 2021
    Venue/Area: Hulic Hall Tokyo
    Centering on presentations of research conducted across five continents in six different countries (Estonia, Honduras, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Bhutan, and Tonga), and in the Tohoku region prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima, this festival will introduce traditional culture and performing arts (intangible cultural heritage) that have been passed down through generations in various parts of the world. In doing so, this project will seek to communicate the significance of cultural diversity and coexistence through person-to-person exchanges, helping to ensure that this heritage is passed on to future.
  4. DANCE TRUCK TOKYO
    Project proposed by JAPAN DANCE TRUCK ASSOCIATION
    Scheduled for: Thursday, September 5 2019 – September 2021
    Venue/Area: Tokyo wards, the Tama area, and the Tokyo islands
    Dance Trucks—ordinary delivery trucks whose cargo spaces are used as a stage—will offer mobile dance performances in various places of Tokyo. Among the performers will be many edgy artists from a range of fields. The truck’s tiny cargo space will metamorphose into a device that seamlessly blends physical movement with light and sound, transforming the familiar urban landscape with performances that are also tailored to the surrounding environment.
  5. TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020
    Project proposed by TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020 Executive Committee
    Scheduled for: Wednesday, May 26 – Sunday, September 5 2021
    Venue/Area: About 500 public bathhouses in Tokyo
    Japanese artists will come together and make four Sentos as their stage, demonstrating their genres of comic (manga), children’s programs, Art Brut, and contemporary art. Each artist will create their artwork on the theme, “Tokyo 2021”.
  6. TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND
    Project proposed by NPO Dance Archive Network
    Scheduled for: Thursday, April 1 – Sunday, August 15 2021
    Venue/Area: In Tokyo, online
    An experimental arts festival staged mainly in Tokyo’s underground spaces will explore the historical times and spaces of the megalopolis that is Tokyo through a diverse and unpredictable program on the theme “underground.” Centering on Butoh, a form of dance theater born in postwar Japan that has subsequently spread across the globe, this experimental performing arts festival will also reproduce in Tokyo’s contemporary underground spaces the various forms of expression that Butoh itself has influenced.
  7. Pavilion Tokyo 2021
    Project proposed by Pavilion Tokyo 2021 Executive Committee (WATARI-UM, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art)
    Scheduled for: Thursday, July 1 – Sunday, September 5 2021
    Venue/Area: In Tokyo
    Six world-renowned Japanese architects and two artists will each design a one-of-a-kind pavilion showcasing the architecture and art of the future to local citizens and tourists alike. The pavilions will be sited approximately within 3 km radius of the new National Stadium and will be open to view throughout the event period, enabling visitors to drop into those they encounter while taking a stroll around the area or, map in hand, treat their excursion as a treasure hunt.
  8. The Speed of Light
    Project proposed by Marco Canale (Argentina)
    Scheduled for: Sunday, May 22 2021
    Venue/Area: Taishido Hachiman Shrine, etc.
    This theatrical project will see Argentinian theater and film director Marco Canale conducting research in Tokyo and interviewing elderly people who live there, focusing on tales based on their memories and experiences, as well as the history of Tokyo. Centering on a touring play in which the seniors themselves will actually appear and complemented by short videos and screen productions, the project will spotlight Tokyo from various angles and present a fictional story that the past, present, and future cross each other.
  9. After-school Diversity Dance
    Project proposed by ADD Executive Committee
    Scheduled for: September 2019 – August 2021
    Venue/Area: Minato City, Kunitachi City, Hinode Town, Online
    This project brings together three areas of Tokyo to create a new local cultural platform through dance. It will work with the participating children to create an approach to dance based on multicultural coexistence, transcending differences of age, gender, and nationality. Based on workshops led by top producers and dancers including Kikunojo Onoe, Koharu Sugawara, and Osamu Jareo, as well as various people from the field of dance in the communities concerned, the children will choreograph their own performances and, through this, learn the joy of creating something themselves.
  10. masayume
    Project proposed by [mé]
    Scheduled for: Summer 2021
    Venue/Area: In Tokyo
    This art project by contemporary art team [mé] will see a face chosen from among submissions from people across the globe floating in the sky above Tokyo. The Open Call / Face Collecting Workshop between March and June 2019 attracted entries from more than 1,400 people worldwide. In June 2019, a total of 3,400 people attended or watched via live stream the Face Meeting, which was held to choose the face and took the form of an open discussion. The face chosen will be created in 3D form and raised high into the Tokyo sky in summer 2021.
  11. Exhibition of MANGA “What if Tokyo”
    Project proposed by Exhibition of MANGA “What if Tokyo” Executive Committee
    Scheduled for: Wednesday, August 4 – Sunday, September 5 2021
    Venue/Area: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    This exhibition on the theme will showcase the diverse, hitherto-unseen visions for Tokyo depicted by leading contemporary Japanese manga artists, based on the theme “What if Tokyo.”
  12. Light and Sound Installation “Coded Field”
    Project proposed by Rhizomatiks
    *Held on Saturday, November 16 2019
    Venue/Area: Zojoji Buddhist Temple, Minato City Shiba Park, Metropolitan Shiba Park
    This project saw Zojoji Temple’s architectural data and topographic data analyzed by means of programming (coded) to generate a virtual space (field) embedded with information for transformation into light and sound. Using special balloon-like devices developed by Rhizomatiks, this invisible information was translated into light and sound in real space, creating a large-scale interactive installation that was simultaneously enjoyed by many people. There were also contemporary dance performances tailored to the light and sound.
  13. Super Wall Art Tokyo
    Project proposed by Drill inc.
    Scheduled for: Saturday, July 17 – Sunday, September 5 2021
    Venue/Area: Marunouchi Building, Shin-Marunouchi Building
    A pair of large-scale mural art installation by artists Tadanori Yokoo and Mimi Yokoo, with total area of more than 7,000㎡, will appear on the glass wall of Marunouchi Building and Shin-Marunouchi Building which are known as a landmark of Marunouchi, Tokyo.

Venues

Various locations throughout Tokyo

News

2019/04/25 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「放課後ダイバーシティ・ダンス」 概要のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/06/07 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「まさゆめ」参加型公開ミーティング「顔会議」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/03/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「まさゆめ」 2020年の空に浮かぶ"顔"募集開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/07/18 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「DANCE TRUCK TOKYO」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/07/23 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「光の速さ -The Speed of Light-」演劇体験ワークショップ参加者募集のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/08/01 News

「Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募 採択プロジェクト プレゼンテーションフォーラム」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/08/14 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL 企画公募採択事業「放課後ダイバーシティ・ダンス」国立市ワークショップ参加者募集開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/08/23 News

「Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13」名称新たに12プロジェクトの概要を追加発表

*In Japanese

2019/08/23 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「放課後ダイバーシティ・ダンス」日の出町ワークショップ参加者募集開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/08/23 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「パビリオン・トウキョウ2020」参加建築家・アーティスト発表のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/08/23 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「Light and Sound Installation "Coded Field"」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/10/09 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「Light and Sound Installation “Coded Field”」 参加者募集開始及びダンスパフォーマンスアーティスト決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/10/10 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020」 開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/10/16 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "Light and Sound Installation 'Coded Field'" Participation Application Is Now Open

2019/10/18 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「放課後ダイバーシティ・ダンス」港区ワークショップ参加者募集開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/11/05 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL スペシャル13「Light and Sound Installation"Coded Field"」取材のご案内

*In Japanese

2019/11/12 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "Light and Sound Installation 'Coded Field'" Press Invitation

2019/11/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「隅田川怒涛」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2019/12/19 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 “After-school Diversity Dance” Project Kicks Off

2020/01/15 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 “TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020” to Be Held from May 26, 2020

2020/01/16 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「隅田川怒涛」春会期のプログラム・ラインアップ決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/01/27 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「世界無形文化遺産フェスティバル2020」開催及び観覧申込受付開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/01/30 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「光の速さ -The Speed of Light-」演劇公演詳細決定及びチケット発売のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/01/31 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「漫画『もしも東京』展」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/02/07 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」上演ラインアップ発表

*In Japanese

2020/03/24 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「まさゆめ」トークセッション・シリーズ ライブ配信のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/03/24 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「世界無形文化遺産フェスティバル2020」開催中止のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/03/24 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「隅田川怒涛」春プログラム実施延期のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/03/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」一部公演中止のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/03/31 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」実施延期のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/03/31 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND" Postponement Notice

2020/04/02 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「光の速さ -The Speed of Light-」公演延期のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2020/04/08 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 事業実施時期の延期について

*In Japanese

2020/04/20 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 Projects Have Been Postponed

2020/10/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 2021年春、再始動!

*In Japanese

2020/11/05 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 Restarting from Spring 2021

2021/02/15 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL スペシャル13「パビリオン・トウキョウ2021」会期変更及び草間彌生氏参加決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/03/22 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「DANCE TRUCK TOKYO」2021年春 、新たに3ヵ所で開催決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/03/22 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「光の速さ-The Speed of Light-」演劇公演日及びチケット発売日決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/03/22 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」オンライン公演・展示プログラム開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/04/22 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」第2弾 オンラインプログラムを発表!

*In Japanese

2021/04/23 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「東京大壁画」開催決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/04/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「隅田川怒涛」開催に関するお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/05/12 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「光の速さ-The Speed of Light-」無料オンライン配信開始及び5月22日(土)演劇公演開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/05/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "PAVILION TOKYO 2021" Announces Additional Venues, Participation of Daito Manabe + Rhizomatiks, and Related Event “PAVILION TOKYO 2021” Exhibition

2021/05/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「パビリオン・トウキョウ2021」パビリオン会場詳細発表及び真鍋大度 + Rhizomatiks特別参加決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/05/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「世界無形文化遺産フォーラム」開催のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/05/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020」 開幕のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/05/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「東京大壁画」ロゴマーク・キービジュアル決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/06/14 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「世界無形文化遺産フォーラム」観覧申込開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/06/18 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「パビリオン・トウキョウ2021」パビリオン会場追加2ヶ所発表及びシンポジウム開催決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/06/25 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「パビリオン・トウキョウ2021」開会式ライブ配信及び後日配信のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/06/28 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「TOKYO REAL UNDERGROUND」第3弾 鷹野隆大による新作を含む展示プログラムを8月3日より実施決定!

*In Japanese

2021/07/01 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「ザ・コンスタント・ガーデナーズ(The Constant Gardeners)」公開のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/07/01 News

Jason Bruges Studio Presents Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "The Constant Gardeners"

2021/07/13 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「漫画『もしも東京』展」事前予約開始のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/07/16 News

Announcement of the Opening of Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 "TOKYO SENTO Festival 2020"

2021/07/16 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「まさゆめ」本日実施!YouTubeにてライブ配信も

*In Japanese

2021/07/17 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「東京⼤壁画」完成披露発表会実施のご報告

*In Japanese

2021/07/28 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「漫画『もしも東京』展」いよいよ8月4日から開催

*In Japanese

2021/07/29 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 “masayume”: Gigantic Face Floated in the Tokyo Sky

2021/08/06 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「隅田川怒涛」夏プログラム・ラインアップ発表のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/08/06 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13 「東京大壁画」ガイドマップ&音声ガイド公開のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/08/11 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「放課後ダイバーシティ・ダンス」報告会(オンライン開催)及びドキュメンタリー映像公開のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/08/13 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「まさゆめ」本日都内で再び実施!―世界から「一人の他者」を眺める

*In Japanese

2021/08/16 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 “masayume” again: an existing person's face above Tokyo!

2021/08/26 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL スペシャル 13「まさゆめ」顔報告会ライブ配信決定のお知らせ

*In Japanese

2021/08/31 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 - Bringing Tokyo to Life through Culture this Summer!

2021/09/03 News

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVALスペシャル13「DANCE TRUCK TOKYO」オンラインブックレット&映像公開のお知らせ

*In Japanese

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