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Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! Convivial Project Lectures & Discussions Vol.2 "Music and Dementia Care" Lectures and Training for the Art Activities leading to Social Inclusion

There are a growing need and increasing attention for activities which spotlight the diversity in the arts in recent years. Such movement introduced legislation for promoting art activities for people with disabilities.
At the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, our goal is set to realize a society with diversity and conviviality, which requires a higher quality of art activities. And those art activities need the right moment to be developed by raising and looking into the issues. Taking these perspectives into account, we have set up lectures and discussions open to the public with experts of each theme and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons as panelists and lecturers. Understanding and organizing the current situation and the issues of this field will lead us to seek how cultural administrators should confront the situation and issues and how we can deliver higher quality of art activities.

Date Tue, Jun 15, 2021 16:00-17:30

Online (Zoom Meeting, YouTube streaming)

Genre TBK productions Other

Flyer (PDF)


The second session will take up the theme of “Music and Dementia Care.”

Dementia has now become a familiar presence to many of us. What image do you have of dementia? Life continues even after dementia. Studies have shown that music may be effective for people with dementia, their families, and their friends as they live as fulfilling a life as possible during the “Long Goodbye,” a prolonged period of dementia care.

In this open lecture and discussion, we will discuss, based on domestic and international cases, what kind of role cultural facilities can play, and examine the effectiveness of music, as well as social participation through music, so that we can live a fulfilling 100-year-long life.


Part 1: Lecture & Case Report (20 minutes)

We will have a music workshop and lecture on dementia care, with a report regarding the situation in the UK, Norway, and Australia.


Part 2: Open Discussion (60 minutes)

We will invite a person in charge of an elderly facility where the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop programs have been taking place. The person will provide an overview of the life at the facility and its general activities.

Subsequently, we will interview the person with respect to the experience of holding music workshops and have open discussions on the potential of music activities.

Scenes from Music Workshops for Senior Citizens



Panelist: HARA Mariko, Ph.D. (Researcher, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences)

Panelist: NOZAKI Kenjiro (Manager of Adachi Area, Social welfare corporation Adachi Hoei-kai)

Moderator: NAKAMURA Mia, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Sociology of Music and Arts at Kyushu University)

View panelists’ and moderator’s profiles (only in Japanese)

Maximum number of participants

approx. 70 (application required, first-come-first-served basis)


Target participants:

⁃ People in the field of

music/education/social well-being

⁃ Artists

⁃ Municipalities/cultural administration personnel

⁃ Students

⁃ Researchers

and more from such fields

PhotoHARA Mariko (Panelist)
PhotoNOZAKI Kenjiro (Panelist)
PhotoNAKAMURA Mia (Moderator)


Prices (tax included)

Free Participation

Application Period

Mon, May 10, 2021-Tue, Jun 15, 2021



The number of participants for the Zoom Meeting has reached the limit. Therefore, we have decided to provide YouTube live streaming for more participants to view the forum. If you wish to view the forum through YouTube live streaming, please apply from the online form below. You will receive an e-mail with the link for the YouTube live streaming to your address through which you apply.


Application Form (The form is only in Japanese.) The application has been closed. 



⁃ The application for Zoom Meeting participation has been closed since the number has reached the limit.

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⁃ The applications are accepted only for the participation of applicants themselves.

Other Information

* The lectures and discussion are conducted only in Japanese.
* Photography and video recording will occur during the session for our reports, publicity materials, and other communication tools including SNS.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government/Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Arts Council Tokyo

Sponsors & Grantors

Supported by: Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities/Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan