What we do

Fantasia! Fantasia!: A community where lifestyles are made real

The Bokuto area (the northern part of Tokyo’s Sumida-City), where many studios and alternative spaces are clustered provides the setting for this project, which creates a learning forum to foster the creativity required for living a spiritually enriched life through encounters with local people, artists and researchers. Through insights gleaned from dialogue with others, participants will continue to broaden their imagination, and prepare small experiments to deconstruct their own conventional wisdom and sense of what is “ordinary.”


Sumida City


Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Gate (General Incorporated Association)

Events Information

Hub operations

We will organize and utilize a hub in the Bokuto area.

Gate Studio (5-23-3 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Open: Unscheduled


This is a project carried out in partnership with artist Yui Usui and local welfare facilities.
In it we will conduct research and workshops centering on the history of the Settlement Movement, a volunteer-driven reformist social movement that flourished in Sumida-ku during the Taisho period.


Fan Fan Club

This program based on the concept “deciphering unchallenged ideas” includes Fan Fan Letter creation, and the exploration of new methods for dialogue based on the interests of each participant.

Delivering project outcomes

We publish “Fan Fan Letters” (about twice a month) to publicize local information and project activities to the community and create records enabling us to externally communicate the results of project initiatives. In addition, we will provide information using our website and social media, to regularly inform the public about the project.

Other Fiscal Years