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Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! Convivial Project Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop "Blinkin' Beats—The World of Rhythms You Doodle with Sounds and Light"

The "ratatap" is an accessible musical instrument with which everyone can play together. Can you imagine the sound becomes visible through Otodama-kun popping out from it!?
Join us to create the symphony of rhythms together with an ensemble of various instruments, light, and your body movements.

Upon attending the workshop, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.
Please note that there might be additional changes in the performance depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sun, Sep 5, 2021 [1] 14:00-14:45 (Check-in 13:30)
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 [2] 16:00-16:45 (Check-in 15:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Workshop TBK productions Blinkin' Beats—The World of Rhythms You Doodle with Sounds and Light
Admission Ages [1] Elementary school students-Adults
* There are no tickets for companions.

[2] Elementary school students-Adults (for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants and their companion, brief Japanese sign language provided)
* If the tickets for the class [2] remain until Sat, Aug 21, hearing persons can also purchase the tickets.
* Companions are required to purchase the tickets.

Recital Hall
Flyer (PDF)

Movie contentsYouTube

Bag Check

Please allow enough time on arrival for the security check of your belongings at the entrance.

Notice to all workshop attendees

Please follow the below precautions. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, we ask you not to attend the workshop.

⁃ Refrain from coming to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth, and show consideration for others.

⁃ Wash and disinfect your hands frequently. Hand sanitizers are placed at the reception desk.

⁃ We will partially change the seating arrangement and stage direction to maintain social distancing.

⁃ We will not have photo shooting after the workshop for the time being.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

About “ratatap”

Created by: KANEBAKO Junichi

Cooperation: INOKUCHI Hiroki (RED GEEK PICTURES INC.), YOSHIDA Shinya (MontBlanc Pictures Co.,Ltd.)

Released: 2015


“ratatap” is one of the accessible musical instruments invented by the musical interface scientist KANEBAKO Junichi. It is an installation that makes the sound of instruments visible, allowing as many players as you want to join at the same time. The design was conceived from the potential of media arts. Which is an idea that experiences become universal regardless of disability by making invisible things visible and diverse. The feature visually enhances the world of sounds with a character “Otodama-kun” popping out from where a sound is made on the interface, and “Dekadama-kun” appearing and chasing Otodama-kun when two players make a sound at the same time.

Maximum number of participants

approx. 8 per class

Workshop Leaders

IHARA Sayuri, SAKURAI Shiori, SAWADA Tomoyo, NOGUCHI Ayako, FURUHASHI Karin (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

PhotoIHARA Sayuri, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoSAKURAI Shiori, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoSAWADA Tomoyo, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoNOGUCHI Ayako, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoFURUHASHI Karin, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader


Prices (tax included)

550yen Pre-sale sold out

* Companions are required to purchase the tickets for the class [2] at 16:00.

* We may verify your children’s age when you purchase the tickets or at the venue on the day of the event.

[Day tickets]

[1] Tickets not available.

[2] Tickets not available.

On Sale Date

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (Only available in person and by telephone)

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing having difficulties in booking in person or by telephone can apply online, only for the 16:00 class (for deaf and hard-of-hearing participants and their companion, brief Japanese sign language provided).


Telephone Relay Service (only available in Japanese)

Other Information

To caregivers

Each workshop is prepared only for the admission ages. Small children excluding the admission ages such as participants’ siblings are not allowed to attend the workshop. Your understanding would be highly appreciated.

On participating in workshops

⁃ This workshop is conducted only in Japanese.

⁃ It requires some time for event insurance registration (the fee is included in the ticket). Please allow enough time to get into the check-in place. Late-comers are not allowed to enter once the workshop starts.

⁃ Check-in booth: Recital Hall, Foyer

⁃ Photography and video recording may occur during the workshop for our publicity materials.

* The admission ages are determined as of the actual date of the event.

* Please join with easy-to-move outfits.

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.

* Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)

Event Child Care Service: Mother’s 0120-788-222

Reservation must be made by Fri, Aug 27, 17:00.

How workshops go with brief Japanese sign language



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