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Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju - Connecting through Sound Art

Based in the Senju district of Tokyo’s Adachi City, this art project centered on public participation aims to generate new connections and communication through art. Citizens and artists will work together to develop a diverse range of programs on the theme of sound and form hubs for artistic activities.

Venues

Adachi City

Credit

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

NAKACHO House

NAKACHO House, an activity hub for Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju – Connecting through Sound Art, is a Japanese-style house in Senju Nakacho area of Adachi City.
It is an elegant pre-war house with lush green garden.
This house is a venue for various exhibitions, screening and project meetings.

Access
NAKACHO House (29-1 Senju Nakacho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Abut 10 minutes walk from Kitasenju Station (West exit)

Opening hours
Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays
10:00 – 17:00
Admission free
*Open: September 29 – October 15 (Closed at year end and the New Year holidays)
*Opening hours may be subject to change on stormy day. Please see the latest information on the official Facebook page of NAKACHO House before visiting.

Shinji Ohmaki "Memorial Rebirth Senju"

In contemporary artist Shinji Ohmaki’s “Memorial Rebirth,” familiar places are transformed by countless soap bubbles in an art performance that awakens memories and creates new ones. The event has been held in a variety of locations nationwide and overseas, but since 2011 it has taken place in Senju in various neighborhood shopping districts, elementary schools and fish markets. The project has gone from district to district like a relay baton, expanding its circle of participants and creating diverse connections.

Makoto Nomura Senju Pun-Filled Music Festival

The Senju Pun-Filled Music Festival centering around musician Makoto Nomura is a project in which organizers create music together with local residents. Neighborhood people get together on an informal footing to swap puns, on the basis of which they go on to create music. Puns are a way of enjoying the power that comes from connecting different words; and pun-filled music is an effort to develop a new method of composition by harnessing this power.

Immigration Museum TOKYO (IMM)

This art project offers events and activities based on cultural and social interaction with non-Japanese residents. In addition to introducing the lifestyles and cultural backgrounds of newcomers in the community, the project explores the subsequent changes to various aspects of daily life in terms of adaptation, preservation and integration; an exploration which generates a forum for exhibition and exchange.
Planning and supervision: Shigeaki Iwai (Artist/Director, Immigration Museum TOKYO)

Wataru Asada "Senju Town Label"

Stories and memories of the ordinary townspeople of Senju, events and episodes connected to the landscape and the fabric of human relationships unique to the Senju neighborhood, the music at the roots and the heart of Senju and more are all gathered and edited under this project, not just in words but in music. With the streets of Senju as editorial base/recording studio, project organizers relay and archive what they record.

The Senju Connection Residency Program

This is an artist-in-residence project open to young/emerging artists, and designed to strengthen communication with the places and people unique to Senju. This year, three individual/group invitees will work out of NAKACHO House: artist Mariko Tomomasa, musical unit Hyogen and performance project Ima theater.

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