To main text

Handling of Personal Information

Our websites (hereinafter, referred to as “Website”) use cookies and tags to provide you with a better website experience, advertising based on your browsing habits, and to understand what Website is being used for, and for statistics and measurement purposes. By clicking ‘I Accept’, or clicking on Website, you agree to such purposes and the sharing of your data with our trusted partners . Please see Cookie Policy for further information including withdraw of consent at any time.
Please refer to Privacy Policy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and CultureOpen in a different window for the handling of personal information.

I Accept

Explore Events

Music Program TOKYO Platinum Series Vol.2 ABE Keiko—The limitless pioneer of the marimba world

Have a gorgeous time with celebrated artists surrounded by "miraculous acoustics" at Recital Hall.

* Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.

If you need to avoid visiting the venue for specific reasons stated below, a refund is available. Please go through the below steps for ticket refunds.
Please note that the performance might be canceled or postponed on decisions, orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Fri, Oct 16, 2020 19:00 (Open 18:30)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert

Flyer (PDF)

Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

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


⁃ We ask you not to come 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. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the artists. Nor can you give them directly to the artists.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.


Platinum Series Lineup



ABE Keiko



Piano: IMAI Akira


* The artists have been changed as above from the initial announcement.


ABE Keiko:

Ancient Letter

Wind in The Bamboo Grove II—for Two Marimbas—Special Version

Memories of the Seashore III—Marimba Trio Version

Voice of Matsuri Drums

Concertino “Wind Across Mountains”—for Two Marimbas and String Ensemble

“Song of Whales”—Samples Provided by Teppo Hauta-aho

Tambourin Paraphrase III—for Two Marimbas and Percussionist—Special Version

Wind Sketch II—for Two Marimbas

Concertino “The Wave”—for Marimba Trio and Wind Orchestra



SECUNDA (arr. ABE Keiko): Dona Dona

PhotoABE Keiko, Marimba


Prices (tax included)

[Tickets Availability (as of Sep 24, 2020)]

In response to the relaxed capacity limit, the tickets for seats marked with # will additionally go on sale from Fri, Sep 25.


Series Packages (5-performances): S24,750yen A19,800yen

Single ticket: 

S5,500yen A4,400yen B2,750yen Under-26s 1,100yen (Valid ID required)

S(#)5,500yen A(#)4,400yen B(#)2,750yen Under-26s(#) 1,100yen (Valid ID required)

* The following tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office through the below services.

⁃ Series Packages (5-performances): in person or by telephone (online not available)

⁃ Seat B and Under-26s: in person, by telephone, online


[Additional ticket sale in response to the relaxed capacity limit]

The tickets for seats which have been kept unoccupied will be additionally on sale from Fri, Sep 25 as # marked seat tickets. (only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office)


[Day tickets]

Tickets will go on sale at 18:00. (S-seat /Under-26s only)


* Please read before purchasing the tickets:

Regarding this performance, the tickets are on sale by holding seats at about half-capacity based on “Roadmap to Overcoming COVID-19” set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Every other seat is kept unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern. If the capacity limit is eased, we will sell additional tickets. In case the capacity restriction is tightened again considering the situation of the COVID-19 spread, the tickets additionally sold have to be refunded, and additional ticket holders will not be able to attend the performance.

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

On Sale Date

Series Packages (5-performances): Sat, Apr 11-Sat, Apr 25, 2020 (Limited-time sales)

Single ticket: Sat, Jul 18, 2020

* The ticket sales starting date has been changed as above from the initial announcement.

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

The end date and time of the ticket sales

By telephone: Oct 16 (Fri) 17:00

In person: Oct 16 (Fri) 17:00

Online: Oct 16 (Fri) 17:00

The tickets are available until 20:00 on Oct 16 on online service in Japanese language.

Ticket Refund Procedure

[For those who need to avoid visiting the venue for specific reasons, a refund is available]

If any of the following cases apply to you, we ask you not to come to the venue. Regarding the ticket refund, please follow the below steps during the designated period.


⁃ You have a sudden fever (37.5°C/99.5°F or higher), or your fever has been lasting continuously.

⁃ You seem to have a cold with symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue.

⁃ You have problems with your health condition other than those mentioned above, or you simply do not feel well.

⁃ You have had close contact with someone with a positive PCR test result for COVID-19.

⁃ You have stayed in countries and regions, where the Japanese government’s entry ban or quarantine after landing into Japan apply, within 2 weeks prior to the date you are planning to visit the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Or you have had close contact with someone who applies to the case mentioned above.


Those who purchased tickets at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person, online)

Period for accepting refund requests:

Until Thursday, November 5, 2020

(The request submission must be postmarked by the deadline.)


How to request a refund (By post only)

Please send your tickets and a sheet of paper filled out with the following information to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office.

* Used tickets are not refundable. Refunds will only be provided for tickets with a stub attached.

* If you have not collected the tickets at a 7-Eleven shop yet, please make sure to collect them by the ticket-issuing due date. The tickets are also required for those who request a refund. You cannot get the ticket issued after the due date.


Required information:

Your name (Japanese phonetics included)

Your telephone number

The total number of your purchased tickets

Your bank account information (Please leave a note if you do not have your bank account in Japan.): bank name, branch name, account holder (Japanese phonetics included), account type (checking or savings), account number


Postal Address:

Attn: Ticket Refund Team

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

5-45, Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8716

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Costs you get refunded

1. Ticket Cost


2. Service fees

* All expenses presented by the box office on purchasing tickets.

* If you have purchased with tickets for other events, only the system charge and the ticket issuing fee will be refunded.


3. Postage fee for sending back tickets (Up to 244yen)

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Refund Period

You will receive a refund in your designated bank account in about three months at the latest after the box office receives your tickets.

Other Information

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this concert.
* 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 17:00 on Fri, Oct 9


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