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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.


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


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.

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
*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 the art performance Memorial Rebirth by contemporary artist Shinji Ohmaki, countless soap bubbles from dozens of devices producing up to 10,000 bubbles per minute instantly transform familiar townscapes into landscapes of light. Beginning in Senju on Iroha-dori in March 2012, the project has since been passed like a relay baton every year from location to location around Adachi-ku including elementary schools and parks. The project has continued to morph, connecting diverse community memories and people through such developments as the emergence of an original “Shabon Odori” festival dance, the creation of song lyrics, and the launch of evening sessions sending soap bubbles into the night sky.

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 activities and events based on cultural and social interaction with non-Japanese residents in the neighborhood. As well as 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.

Wataru Asada "Senju Town Label"

This recording project was implemented by Wataru Asada together with “town recorders” enlisted from the general public to report and record local sound and music. Through stories and memories of the ordinary towns people 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, the relationship between community and the individual is expressed, disseminated and archived through the medium of sound and music.

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, artist Mariko Tomomasa will work out of NAKACHO House.

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