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Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! 2020 on stage & legacy 【Postponed】 Season 2019 Validation of music workshops for senior citizens: Reporting session

Date Tue, Mar 10, 2020 16:30-18:00 (Open 16:15)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Large Conference Room

Genre Workshop TBK productions

Flyer (PDF)

Report Session Overview

At the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, we are carrying out a variety of social inclusion initiatives aiming to provide opportunities for all people to participate in music appreciation and experience creating music, irrespective of age, disability, or social handicap, and to create an environment in which many people can engage proactively with the creation of new culture. In recent years, we have held music workshops emphasizing “creativity”, “cooperativeness” and “inclusivity” in facilities for senior citizens, social welfare facilities, and so on within Tokyo. As the need for music workshops for senior citizens has grown in recent years, we have been examining the concrete methods related to the program creation and the uniqueness of the program in order to provide more fulfilling workshops.


In November 2019, we held the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshops “Shall we sing?” twice, targeting the active senior generation. Collaborating with Nahoko Kusaka (Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts), a researcher specializing in geriatric psychology, we are going to examine and dig into the workshop program from the following points of view:

1. Impact measurement of workshops running with music

2. Program creation of music workshops for active senior citizens (e.g., creating a system that attracts people without any habits involved with cultural activities)

3. The social significance of music workshops in which senior citizens become creative agents


Season 2019 Validation Report

Japanese (PDF)

English (PDF)

Photographic Recording

Contents of reporting session

Project aims and overview report

Workshop “Shall we sing?”

Keynote speech “What Art brings to the Aging Society” (Nahoko Kusaka)

Validation Report and Remarks


Nahoko Kusaka (Psychology of Aging/Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts)

Koji Abe (Cognitive Science/Research Assistant, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University)


Moderator: Yukiyo Sugiyama (Production Section, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan)


Prices (tax included)

Free Admission (advance application required, first-come-first-served basis)

Maximum number of auditors: approx. 50


Target auditors:

People in the field of arts/music, education/social well-being; artists; municipalities/cultural administration personnel; students; researchers; and such


Please apply by email as follows:


[Subject]Application for the report session on March 10

[Message body]

1. Your name (Japanese phonetics included)

2. Name of Company/Organization/School you belong to

3. Your contact

4. Number of auditors *up to 4


[Sending address]

Attn: March 10 Report Session

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Production Section


※On sending email, please replace the above “at” sign with single-byte character.

Other Information

*The session is conducted only in Japanese.
*Photography and video recording will occur during the session for our publicity materials, SNS, and such.
*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

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

Research partner: Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

Workshop partner: Hakuju Institute for Health Science, Co., Ltd.