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The 35th Ogikubo Music Festival

  • Organization : "Ogikubo, the town where you can enjoy classical music"
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single


This year’s event featured 34 performances at 15 venues, representing 60% or so of the event’s pre-pandemic scale; it was however a bonus that organizers were able to hold concerts on the streets, outdoors and in commercial facilities, events which they had previously been forced to cancel. Organizers were pleased that the Ogikubo Music Festival’s aim of getting visitors to rediscover the appeal of the Ogikubo neighborhood was realized, even partially.
Additionally, the Fresh Junior Concert was held for the first time in three years. This is a pioneering concert in which children can participate and preschoolers can attend. This year’s milestone concert marked ten years of the event, underlining the importance of its continuation.
The 8th Mirai Yume Concert was also held again for the first time in three years and featured the Minamisoma Municipal Haramachi Daiichi Junior High School brass band club. All the junior high school students from Suginami-ku and Minamisoma City (in Fukushima Prefecture) were performing for the first time, and the hope is that from this beginning, students from both areas will have more exchange going forward.
Organizers would like to carry on holding this music festival in the hope it boosts the image of Ogikubo as a comfortable and easy place to live, and as a place that makes people feel glad they live there.


“Ogikubo, the town where you can enjoy classical music”
The “Meeting for Thinking about Ogikubo in the 21st Century” was formed to think about how to make the city of Ogikubo easier to live in, such as the maintenance in front of Ogikubo Station and the environmental problems surrounding Ogikubo. The “Ogikubo Music Festival” started in 2000 with the concept of creating the city of Ogikubo through classical music and revitalizing the city.


Masayuki Nishimoto
“Ogikubo, a town where you can enjoy classical music”
5-18-14 Ogikubo, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0051
Tel: +81-(0)3-5347-0244
Fax: +81-(0)3-3398-3650
E-mail: info@ongakusai.com


Suginami Public Hall
United Church of Christ in Japan Omiyamae Church
Cafe & Hall with Yu
Vim Sports Avenue 2F Multipurpose Hall
Municipal Otaguro Park/Otaguro Memorial Hall
Nomura Securities Ogikubo Branch 6th Floor Hall
Resona Bank Lobby
LUMINE 5th floor restaurant floor
Ogikubo Town Seven Building Station Square (North Exit)
United Church of Christ in Japan Ogikubo Church
United Church of Christ in Japan Ogikubo Shimizu Church
Ogikubo Community Center
Arts Museum