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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.)
* 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

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 27th October, Saturday 15th December
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

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 28th October, Saturday 3rd November, Sunday 2nd December
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

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/Monday holidays 8th October, Sunday 25th November, Sunday 16th December
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

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 14th October, Sunday 4th November, Sunday 9th December
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

‘The story of Ruruko’ -Family Theater
Ruruko is fond of creating stories. In the story, she can fly, she can become dolphins and even transparent people.
One day, when she was making stories, the characters suddenly spoke to her and she jumped into the story world with them!
A fun journey in which she meets the characters she created one after another.
It is also a journey to find the person she would like to meet most.

Artist: Shiko-Doubutsu

Date: 2018/Sunday 11th November
Time: 14:00-15:10
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.

 

[Past Paformances]
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2018

‘The Family of Fourteen Fix Breakfast’ -Theatre & Workshop
Artist: Drop
Date: Monday holidays 17th September

‘Mekkira Mokkira Dondon -A boy and three monsters-‘ -Theatre & Workshop
Artist: Henteko-Drop
Date: Monday holidays 16th July

‘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

This is a small indoor concert that children and adults can enjoy together.
Mariemonica will make harmony by producing various sounds with the marimba, keyboard harmonica, and “garakuta”!
This time you will also make your original “wood shaker”. Come and join the performance!

Date: 2018/Sunday 18th November
Time: ①11:00-12:00 ②14:00-15:00
For: Families with children ages 0 to 12
Capacity: 15 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

7
Series : Workshop with Picture Book Authors

“Creating wonder animals”
Animals no one has seen or heard of came to the secret island!
Let’s paint mysterious animals that are made from words! What kind of story is born on the secret island?

Date: 2018/Saturday 1st December ※Reservations are full.
Time: 13:30-15:30
For: Families with children ages 4 to 12
Capacity: 10 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.

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.

Date: 2018/Saturday 29th September ※Reservations are full.
Time: 13:30-15:30
For: Families with children ages 0 to 12
Capacity: 25 families (Booking required. First come-basis.)
Price: ¥800 (1 adult & child). Extra children & adults ¥200 each.