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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 will be canceled 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: Thursday, April 29, 2021, Saturday June26 2021, Saturday September 18 2021,
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12
Capacity: 5 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, May 29, 2021, Saturday July 17 2021, Tuesday November 23 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 0 to 12
Capacity: 5 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: Saturday, May 8, 2021, Sunday July 11 2021, Saturday October 23 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12
Capacity: 5 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: Sunday, May 16, 2021, Sunday July 18 2021, Sunday October 10 2021, Sunday December 5 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12 (no skills and precious experience necessary)
Capacity: 5 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, April 18, 2021, Sunday July 25 2021, Sunday November 14 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 3 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)
Capacity: 5 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: Sunday August 1 2021, Saturday October 16 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 3 to 6 (no previous dance experience needed.)
Capacity: 5 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, April 24, 2021, Saturday June 19 2021, Saturday July 31 2021, Saturday August 28 2021, Saturday September 25 2021, Wednesday November 3 2021
Time: 11:00-12:00
For: Families with pre-school children ages 0 to 6
Capacity: 6 families for each program
Price: ¥500 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each. (free for 0 to s1)

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

8
Family Theater

Theater & Workshop for Babies
“North wind and the sun”

One day, the north wind and the sun compete to take off the traveler’s cloak. The wind that blows with full force, the sunlight that falls with Sansan. What would you feel if you were there? Enjoy the story of ” North wind and the sun ” with your baby using various senses such as the sound of the wind, the scent of the hump of the wind, the glare of the light, and the warmth.
The second half of the workshop is a time to play with parents and children using the sounds and lights that appear in the play.

Artist: Drop(Mai Watanabe, En Sato)
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 1st time 10:30-11:15 (performance time about 60 minutes)
         2nd time 14:00-14:45 (performance time about 60 minutes)
For: Families with children ages 0 to 1
Capacity: 8 families each time (Booking required. If there are a large number of applicants, a lottery will be held.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). 

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

This is a program that you can enjoy your ideas with pictures and words based on picture books and stories.

Please wait for the latest information…

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.

 

Picture book / Let’s become a character in a picture book with the theme of “forest”
Song / Let’s sing the original song together!
Sound and Voice / Let’s play with various sounds on paper!
Dance / Let’s play with the sound!

The venue will not be the Zoshigaya Children’s Station, but a separate venue nearby (Zoshigaya Park Hilltop Terrace). Please be careful not to make a mistake.

Date: Monday / holiday, January 10, 2022
Time:13:30-15:30
Place: Zoshigaya Park Hilltop Terrace  Meeting Room map
For: Families with children ages 2 to 12
Capacity: 12 families each time (Booking required. If there are a large number of applicants, a lottery will be held.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.