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Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju – Connecting through Sound Art

Based in the Senju district of Tokyo’s Adachi City, this community-participation art project aims to create new communication connections through art. Area residents and artists will work in partnership to implement diverse programs on the theme of “sound,” around town.


Adachi City


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

Events Information

Shinji Ohmaki "Memorial Rebirth Senju"

In the art performance “Memorial Rebirth”, familiar places and scenes are transformed by contemporary artist Shinji Ohmaki’s infinite soap bubbles, evoking memories and creating new ones. “Memorial Rebirth” has thus far been staged in various places both in Japan and overseas. In Senju, the project has passed like a relay baton from community to community since 2011, staged in locations ranging from shopping streets and elementary schools to fish markets, and generating diverse connections among an expanding circle of participants.

Makoto Nomura Senju Pun-Filled Music Festival

The “Senju Pun-Filled Music Festival” is a project developed in conjunction with composer Makoto Nomura allowing local people to swap puns in a relaxed atmosphere and then create music from the experience. Punning has the power to virtually force a link between seemingly unrelated words through their similar-sounding elements. Research into “pun-filled music” is aimed at developing a new form of writing music using the power of puns.

Immigration Museum Tokyo (IMM)

Immigration Museum Tokyo uses the methodology of contemporary art to create collective works of art inspired by the accounts of local non-Japanese residents living in Japan. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a new type of a museum to present this collection of work. The project revolves around artist Shigeaki Iwai and unfolds through diverse, independent exhibitions and activities.

Produce and Supervision: Shigeaki Iwai (Artist / Director, Pilot Project for the Immigration Museum Tokyo)

Wataru Asada "Senju Town Label"

For this project, the human stories/memories of ordinary citizens who live or lived in Senju, episodes and anecdotes surrounding the landscapes and the human relationships unique to Senju’s communities, and the living music traditions rooted in the area and more will be compiled and assembled — not just in words as text, but also as music. This music will then be disseminated and archived at a community hub that will function as an editing room/recording studio.

The Senju Connection Residency Program

The Senju Connection Residency Program is an artist-in-residence project designed to strengthen real communication (connection) with the places and people unique to Senju, through work produced locally by young emerging artists on the program. This year organizers have extended invitations to two artists who will have different approaches to looking at Senju: artist Mariko Tomomasa, whose work centers on the theme of communication; and four-piece band Hyogen, which creates its sounds in a variety of spaces.



  • 大巻伸嗣「Memorial Rebirth 千住 2017 関屋」(ショートバージョン)/ Shinji Ohmaki “Memorial Rebirth Senju 2017 Sekiya” (Short version)

  • 大巻伸嗣「Memorial Rebirth 千住 2017 関屋」(ロングバージョン)/ Shinji Ohmaki “Memorial Rebirth Senju 2017 Sekiya” (Long version)


  • 千住タウンレーベル 音盤千住 Vol.1 ―このまちのめいめいの記憶/記録―

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