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International Partnerships for Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop: Workshop Concert "Open Sesame! The Storytelling Door—Arabian Nights Woven with Sounds" Discover a whole new world broadening with music across all ages—from infants to adults

A plethora of surprises is in fairy tales. So let's delve into a fantasy world along with the music!

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

Date Tue, Jan 18, 2022 11:00-12:00 (Open 10:30) No intermission

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre Workshop Open Sesame! The Storytelling Door—Arabian Nights Woven with Sounds TBK productions Concert
Admission Ages 6 months-6 years (Pre-school children) with their families and caregivers
* Children under 6 months of age cannot enter the venue. Adults can enter the venue only participating with admitted aged children.

Flyer (PDF)

Movie contentsYouTube

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. If you attend with small children who have difficulty with wearing masks, please 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.


Workshop Leaders: SAKAMOTO Natsuki, TSUKAMOTO Eriko (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

Violin: KISHIMOTO Honoka *1st prize of String section at the 9th Tokyo Music Competition

Percussion: FUJIWARA Ko


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, Op.35

KETÈLBEY: In a Persian Market

and more

PhotoSAKAMOTO Natsuki, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoTSUKAMOTO Eriko, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoKISHIMOTO Honoka, Violin
PhotoFUJIWARA Ko, Percussion


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Tickets go on sale at 10:30.


Reserved Seats 550yen

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


* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the row C.

* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full capacity.

On Sale Date

Sat, Nov 6, 2021

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person, online)

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.

⁃ 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.

* Nursing room is available. 

* 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 Tue, Jan 11, 17:00.


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

Sponsors & Grantors

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan