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About Zoshigaya Kodomo Station

A new space for children and families opens on 3 June 2017 in Zoshigaya, Toshima-city.

Zoshigaya Kodomo Station runs a rich and exciting program of art and culture events for children and families. They provide engaging, fun and an informal space for families to enjoy together. Children and adults can experience a diverse range of artist-led workshops. Our programs are initiatives to encourage people of all nations, abilities and areas of interest to engage with art, music, dance and play.

Organizers: Toshima city, NPO Children Meets Artists

Visitor information
Map & Direction By train
・0-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line “Zoshigaya Station(F10)” Exit 2
・2-minute walk from Toei Streetcar (Toden) Arakawa Line “Kishibojimmae”

〒171-0032
B1 of Zoshigaya regional culture creation hall, 3-1-7 Zoshigaya, Toshima city, Tokyo
Contact Telephone: 03-5906-5705 (week days)
Fax: 03-5906-5706
Email: zoshigaya-ksta@children-art.net
For For children and families. Suitable for children 0 to 12 (*) .(no experience necessary)
* Age groups may vary with programs.
* All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
* Adults who are not accompanying children will not be admitted.
Booking information Booking required (first-come basis).
>> Book Now!
Notes * Please come 15 minutes before the start time.
* Families are welcome to stay afterwards till 14:00. (There are no food shops but vending machines. You can bring your own lunch and snacks.)
* We wellcome all the families and abilities. Please let us know if you have any access requirements from the booking form or email ‘zoshigaya-ksta@children-art.net’.
* Programs are conducted in Japanese.

 

Programs

* Programs continue during the year. We’ll inform you about the schedule from October as soon as prepared. Workshops No1 ~ 4 will be held once a month each, and it will be apploximately 10 days through the year (till March 2019).
* You can book only one day either multiple days.

1

Picture Books Workshop Book Now !

Interactive, creative, and fun storytelling for babies and toddlers led by EPONS whose members include actor & actresses, dancers, musicians etc. They will read picture books with lively action, music, and movements to introduce your little ones to the new world of picture books. Come and join!

Date 2018/Saturday 16th June, Saturday 7th July, Saturday 4th August, Saturday 15th September
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 0 to 6
Capacity: 10 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (free for 0 to 1)

* 2 or 3 members of EPONS will come each day.

2

Children’s Song Workshop Book Now !

Family singing workshop led by singer and songwriter Ohiro Minato. The workshop will include warm up exercises and the chance to experience a variety of songs. Let’s sing Japanese children’s songs, world folk songs, jazz, blues, artist’s original songs and more!

Date: 2018/Sunday, 24th June, Sunday, 22nd July, Sunday 12th August, Sunday 9th September
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 0 to 12
Capacity: 10 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (free for 0 to 1)

3

Music Ensemble Book Now !

Music workshop led by percussionist and improvised musician Yusuke Kataoka. Adults and children are invited to move and groove along, explore new sounds and songs, and get up close to the instruments of this small and playful orchestra. Let’s play drums, marimba, bells, other percussive instruments, and even toys!

Date: 2018/Sunday 17th June, Sunday 1st July, Sunday 5th August, Saturday 8th September
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12 (no skills and precious experience necessary)
Capacity: 10 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

4

Dance Workshop Book Now !

Family dance workshop led by contemporary dancer Anna Irite. This family friendly and creative dance workshop will introduce the whole family to the joy and interest of dance by exploring fun movements, shape, and space.

Date: 2018/Sunday 10th June, Sunday 29th July, Sunday 2nd September
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 4 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)
Capacity: 10 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

* Please wear loose and comfortable clothes that are suitable to move in.

5

Family Theater

‘Mekkira Mokkira Dondon -A boy and three monsters-‘ -Theatre & Workshop
Kanta, who strayed into the world of monsters encountered three interesting monsters. The world of monsters was fulfilled with joy. They fled, bounced and sang all day….
Before the stage performance, we will create original monster-bags, and will watch the theatrical performance with the bags decorated on the back of the stage. Why don’t you join us, with the story full of dance and music!

Artist: Henteko-Drop

Date: Monday holidays 16th July
Time: 11:00-12:30
For: Families with children ages 3 to 12
Capacity: 15 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.
※ The duration of the performance is approximately 35 minutes.
※ We will start accepting reservations from 12 p.m. Monday, June 4th.

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‘The Family of Fourteen Fix Breakfast’ -Theatre & Workshop
When morning comes in the forest, the mouse family goes out looking for their breakfast. It is like going out to adventure.
This is an invitation for parents and children to play the story of picture book “The Family of fourteen Fix Breakfast” and to create birdcalls. This exciting program is having a good reputation from last year, and we promise this will be a great chance to move your body actively.

Artist: Drop

Date: Monday holidays 17th September
Time: 11:00-12:30
For: Families with children ages 4 to 12
Capacity: 15 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.
※ We will start accepting reservations from 12 p.m. on Monday, August 6th.

 

[Past Paformances]
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2018
‘A Ladder into the Night Sky’ -Theatre & Workshop
Artist: Drop
Date: Sunday, 27th May

‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ -Theatre & Workshop
Artist: Henteko-Drop
Date: Saturday, 11th March

‘MA-RUNPA A world of play inspired by Circles’ -
a musical play for children and adults
Artist: Shiko-Doubutsu
Date: Sunday, 11th February

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2017
‘The Story of RURUKO’ -
a musical play for children and adults
Artist: Shiko-Doubutsu
Date: Saturday, 16th December

‘100 Mankai Ikita Neko’  -Theatre & Workshop
Artist: Drop
Date: Saturday, 2nd December

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6

Petit Live

We will present small acoustic concerts for families with children on an irregular basis. Everyone is welcome to come in and enjoy live music with acoustic musicians.

…Please wait until the information public!

 

7

Series : Workshop with Picture Book Authors

Let’s Play with Text!
What happens if you put “は(HA)” and “な(NA)” together?
Let’s play HIRAGANA in various ways and play with text! We tell stories of the new book “Play with Text”, which is still under construction, and will play with pictures and words. Like the circus, we transform pictures and words into another figures.

Date: Monday holidays, 24th September
Time: 13:30-15:00
For: Families with children ages 4 to 8
Capacity: 10 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.
※ We will start accepting reservations from 12 p.m. Monday, August 6th.

8

Special program

Let’s sing, play music and dance together!
This is a special workshop for only one day in collaboration with four artists who lead regular classes. Let’ try with parents and children together. We’ll welcome everyone whether you’re a participant or beginner.
You’ll experience each regular program briefly…Dance workshop: Enjoy dancing with music!/Folk Songs Workshop: Let’s sing all along!/Music Ensemble: Let’s try improvisation with various musical instruments./Picture Books Workshop: EPONS lead fun storytelling at intervals.
And also, there will be an improvised performance with all artists. Join the performance at last!
*There will be breaks during the program.
*Please wear loose and comfortable clothes that are suitable to move in.
*The contents may be subject to change.

…Please wait until the information public!

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