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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).
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Capacity 10 families for each program
Price ¥500 (1 adult & child).  Extra children & adults ¥200 each.
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 September 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 2018).
* 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: Saturday 3 June, Sunday 23 July, Saturday 26 August, Saturday 16 September, Saturday 14 October, Sunday 5 November, Saturday 9 December
Time: 11:00~12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 0 to 6 (free for 0 to 1)

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

2
Folk Songs 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 world folk songs, jazz, blues, artist’s original songs and more!

Date: Sunday 25 June, Sunday 2 July, Sunday 20 August, Sunday 10 September, Sunday 22 October, Sunday 12 November, Sunday 17 December
Time: 11:00~12:00
For: Families with children ages 5 to 12

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: Sunday 11 June, Sunday 9 July, Sunday 27 August, Sunday 24 September, Sunday 29 October, Sunday 26 November, Sunday 3 December
Time: 11:00~12:00
For: Families with children ages 5 to 12 (no skills and precious experience necessary)

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: Sunday 4 June, Sunday 16 July, Sunday 6 August, Sunday 17 September, Sunday 8 October, Sunday 19 November, Sunday 10 December
Time: 11:00~12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 4 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)

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

5
Family Theater Book Now !

This seasonal programs led by theater artists. This winter, we will present two events below.

‘100 Mankai Ikita Neko’ -Theatre & Workshop
A play unit Drop will lead this program inspired by the very popular picture book ‘100 Mankai Ikita Neko’. Drop will show you a variety of CATS with dance through the performance. After that, families will create their own hand puppets of cats.

Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 10:30~12:00
For: Families with children ages 4 to 12
Capacity: 15 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
※ The duration of the performance is approximately 40 minutes.

‘The Story of RURUKO’ -a musical play for children and adults
A play unit Shiko-Doubutsu will present this original story with live music.
‘RURUKO’ is a girl who likes writing stories. In the story, she can fly, become a dolphin and even be invisible. One day, some of her characters talked to her truly and Ruruko jumped into her story! Through the adventure, she met her unique characters one after another. It was also a journey to find the person she would like to see the most…

Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 14:00~15:10
For: Families with children ages 3 to 12
Capacity: 15 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
※ This program is not a workshop.

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.

This summer we host Arisa Yokote (singer) with a guest musician, Tetsutaro Take (from the Bakurocho Band). They will play uniquely arranged Japanese old children’s songs, folk songs, Asian ancient songs and so on. The audience will feel a breath of the nature through her beautiful and energetic voice and the rich color of Take’s guitar and percussion.

Date: Saturday 2 September
Time: ①11:00~11:45 /②15:00~15:45
For: Families with children ages 0 to 12
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & 1 child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (Free for extra babies 0-1)

7
Series : Workshop with Picture Book Authors Book Now !

Everyone can create picture books!
This workshop is led by Yume Okuhara, the author of ‘Wani baa-chan’ (Grandma Crocodile)’. Let’s draw a big picture and make picture books together!
What’s color do you like? What’s do you want to draw? There is nothing difficult to make a picture book!

Date: Friday 3 November (Culture Day)
Time:10:30~12:00
For: Families with children ages 3 to 8
※ Please come with casual clothes which you would not mind getting dirty.

 

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