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Zoshigaya Kodomo Station EnglishZoshigaya Kodomo Station

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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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.)
   For prevent the spread of COVID-19, the free play time after the workshop is closed for the time being.
* We welcome 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

1
Family Singing Workshop

Family singing workshop led by singer and conductor Junsaku Ozu. We will sing freely and enjoyably with the piano. Even if you are shy, you don’t have to be good at singing. If you sing with clapping hands and maracas, we might be able to do an orchestra! ?

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children aged 2 to 12
Capacity: 8 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. 

2
Sing and Voice Play Workshop

Sing and voice play workshop led by singer-songwriter Arisa Yokote. We will make a song by connect simple words with the artist playing the ukulele. Sometimes we also challenge overseas songs. When both children and adults play with their voices, it becomes a song before you know it!

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children aged 0 to 12
Capacity: 7 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (free for 0 to 1)

3
Voice and Sound Workshop

Voice and sound workshop led by overtone musician Hiroshi Obiki. We will discover various sounds using non-musical instruments such as paper, balloons, and vinyl. Blow, tap, crumple. Why don’t you find and play interesting sounds with everyone’s ideas and curiosity? Also pay attention to the mysterious voice “Homei” played by the artist!

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children aged 2 to 12
Capacity: 8 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

4
Percussion Workshop

Percussion workshop led by percussionist Mari Sekine. We enjoy the sounds and rhythms by touching various musical instruments such as African drums with animal skins and interesting musical instruments that can be used as sound effects. What kind of music would it be if everyone play the drums? Let’s feel the sound of everyone who gathered!

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children aged 2 to 12 (no skills and precious experience necessary)
Capacity: 8 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. 

5
Dance Workshop ~Talk with body~

Dance workshop led by contemporary dancer Teita Iwabuchi. 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, February 5, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children aged3 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)
Capacity: 6 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.

6
Dance Workshop ~Play with body~

Dance workshop led by contemporary dancer Yu Kitagawa. This dance workshop will use a lot of body sensations. Touch, see, hear, feel … Let’s enjoy feeling your own body and the body of the other person while interacting with parents and children. You may find ideas to play at home!

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children aged 3 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)
Capacity: 6 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.

7
Picture Books Workshop

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, December 17, 2022
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children aged 0 to 6
Capacity: 8 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (free from age 0 to 1 )

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

8
Family Theater

Czech-born traveling puppet theater
“YODAKA”

Inspired by “Yodaka no Hoshi”, one of Kenji Miyazawa’s representative fairy tales, this work has been performed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Japan.
The story depicts the nature of life, life and death through the main character “Yodaka,” a bird. Why don’t you and your child experience the ugly but gentle sparkle of life together?

 

Artist: Naoko Tabuguchi (actor)
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Time: 1st time 11:00-11:50
         2nd time 14:00-14:50
For: Families with children aged 3 to 12
Capacity: 12 families each time (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

9
Petit Live

This is a small indoor concert that children and adults can enjoy together.

Please wait for the latest information…

10
Series : Workshop with Picture Book Authors


“JIRO”  Something is staring at me. My eyes met!
~Let’s make your favorite creatures out of cardboard.~

Let’s make creatures by combining cardboard parts with parents and children!

“JIRO” Text:Syuji Ohnari Illustration:Tae Takegami (Ehonkan)

What will you make? Insects or animals?
Or creatures no one knows?

Paint it with your favorite colors and patterns, then take a closer look.
It might be staring at you!

*As using paints, please wear clothes for both adults and children that you don’t mind getting dirty. 

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time: 13:30-16:00
For: Families with children ages 6 to 12
Capacity: 7 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

“When I looked at it, it looked back me” Text and Illustration:Tae Takegami (Alicekan)

“JIRO” Text:Syuji Ohnari Illustration:Tae Takegami (Ehonkan)

 

 

11
Special program

Let’s sing, play music and dance together!
This is a special workshop for only one day in collaboration with  artists who lead regular classes. Let’ try with parents and children together. We’ll welcome everyone whether you’re a participant or beginner.

There is a single line. It will take us on a wonderful journey.
What do you get when you follow the line?
What do you find when you follow the line?

A line is drawn straight, then curved in different directions, and then twirled…
And it becomes the shape of a house, a forest and creatures.
This line will change into various shapes.
What kind of things can you find?

Picture book: Let’s become a character in this story that follows the lines!
Songs Workshop: Let’s sing an original song together!
Voice and sound workshop: Let’s play various sounds with musical instruments!
Dance workshop: Let’s play imitate someone with sound!

*This program has intermissions.
*Please wear loose and comfortable clothes that are suitable to move in.

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
Time: 13:30-15:30
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12
Capacity: 20 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

*Application starts from 12:00 on Tuesday, December 14th