ART & CULTURE Weekend SPRING2023 March 25 & 26 (Sat & Sun), 2023

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The ART & CULTURE Weekend SPRING2023 features a special talk event where you can learn about contemporary art, as well as events and workshops for adults and children with themes such as
・Sakura dyeing
・Hina dolls
・Spring Flowers
to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Come enjoy a special weekend at Tokorozawa Sakura Town in March, when the beautiful cherry blossoms are in full bloom!

I Want to Participate!
Reserve your spot (first come, first served) for events & workshops via ArtSticker:

Reservations for the "Nagashi Hina" events differ. See details below.


Special Talk Event (conducted in Japanese) :TAGUKORE: Dunno A Thing About Art (But I Like It)

What is contemporary art and/or its appeal? This special talk introduces the unfamiliar to the world of contemporary art, and how to enjoy & appreciate the art genre.

Ms.Miwa Taguchi, Executive Adviser of the Taguchi Art Foundation; Mr. Masashi Shiobara, advisor to the collection; Mr. Shingo Jinno, director of this exhibition and art education researcher; and manga artist and columnist Ms.Nameko Shinsan, will be present to reveal the keys to understanding the artist's message and how to consider the artistic value of the artwork.

This event is highly recommended for those who have an interest in contemporary art, but have no opportunity to become familiar. Attending this event will help you figure out how to enjoy contemporary art.

Time: 15:00-17:00
Place: Japan Pavilion, Hall B
Ticket Price:Talk Event : 2,200 yen
Combined ticket for Talk Event and TAGUKORE exhibition :
4,000 yen for Adults
3,500 yen for High School & Junior High School Students
Co-sponsored by KADOKAWA Culture Promotion Foundation

SUPERFLEX It Is Not The End Of The World 2019

SUPERFLEX It Is Not The End Of The World 2019

Kara Walker, Untitled, 2002-2005

Kara Walker, Untitled, 2002-2005

WORKSHOP: Cherry Blossom-Dyed Silk Stoles with Atelier Shimura

Feel the springtime cherry blossoms in Musashino with a cherry-dyed stole.

The art of hand-dyeing has long been associated with the Musashino region since ancient times. A team of instructors from Atelier Shimura led by dyeing & weaving artist Masashi Shimura, grandson of Fukumi Shimura and certified Living National Treasure, have specially been invited to facilitate this special workshop.

While learning about the deep relationship between Japanese culture and cherry blossoms, let's dye a silk stole a gentle light red color using its branches.

Sessions: 11:00-13:00
Capacity: 10 persons
Place: Restaurant Tiam (inside EJ Anime Hotel)
Price: 14,300 yen (includes 1 complimentary drink)
Recommended Age: Adults

<Introduction of Atelier Shimura>
Atelier Shimura is a dyeing and weaving brand that conveys the colorful world of plants. All products are one-of-a-kind, carefully woven with threads dyed in the colors of plant life.
Atelier Shimura creates places for cultural experiences centering on weaving and dyeing based in Kyoto and Tokyo, with the hope that people will gather together to deepen their understanding of nature and art.

Silk stole dyed with cherry blossoms

Silk stole dyed with cherry blossoms


RENTAL KIMONO EXPERIENCE: See contemporary art and cherry blossoms in a kimono
-With English speaking assistant!

・ Kadokawa Culture Museum 1-DAY Passport includes entry to the 4th floor (Bookshelf Theater included) AND the latest exhibitions.
・A spring-themed photo spot will be set up in Sakura Town for a limited time that will go well with your kimono outfit.
・Kimono rentals are available until 18:00 max.Please inform the reception desk of your return time in advance.
・Please note that the reception time may vary depending on the congestion on the day of the event.

Cooperation : KIMONO kyosen

KIMONO lineup Regular Kimono
Kimono rental w/ dressing, hair arrangement
Kadokawa Culture Museum 1-DAY Passport
Location Japan Pavilion, Hall B
Price 13,700 yen

Spots are limited. Check the ticketing website for more details.

【Workshop&Event】TOKOROZAWA Hina Doll Experience

The activities Tsumami-zaiku (pinching craft) and Nagashi Hina (floating hina dolls) are being held in cooperation with Kurakata Dolls, a long-established company of Sekku (seasonal festival) dolls with a history of over 180 years in Tokorozawa.

All Sunday events are open to all ages and families are welcome to participate! Pre-schoolers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

WORKSHOP: Tsumami-zaiku Accessory Making

Sessions: 11:30-12:00, 13:00-13:30, 14:00-14:30, 15:00-15:30
Capacity: 10 persons per session
Place: Japan Pavilion, Hall B (foyer)
Price: 1,540 yen

EVENT: Nagashi Hina incl. Lecture

Time: 13:00-14:00
Capacity: 20 persons
Place: Musashino Reiwa Shrine
'hatsuho-ryo' (ceremony fee): 2,000 yen (includes special picture book "Momo-chan no Hinamatsuri" in Japanese)
Reservations: In-person or by phone at the shrine (tel: 04-2003-8702).
Lecturer: Mr. Junji Kurakata(5th generation Kurakata Dolls, Vice President of the Association for the Inheritance of the Japanese Sekku Culture) Co-sponsor: KADOKAWA Culture Promotion Foundation

Cooperation: Kurakata Doll Corporation

Tsumami-zaiku Accessory

Tsumami-zaiku Accessory

Musashino Reiwa Shrine

Musashino Reiwa Shrine

WORKSHOP: Dried Flower Arrangement (Board)

Use dried flowers in spring colors such as pale pink to make your own flower board and decorate your home!

Flower cyclist (Floral designer) Ayumi Tanaka, who also has her own studio in Higashi-Tokorozawa will be facilitating this workshop.

Session: 13:00-14:00 (board*)
Capacity: 10 persons
Place: Restaurant Tiam (inside EJ Anime Hotel)
Price: 4,400 yen; incl. complimentary drink.

*Board options: Cherry blossom or Mimosa.
**It is possible to request to create two works within a session.

Flower board

Flower board

WORKSHOP: Ethnic costume fabrics × Art Textiles

Collage colorful & unique fabrics from all over the world to create your own one-of-a-kind work of art.

Tokorozawa was once a rural trade center and producer of textiles. This workshop is being led by Brand Kibiru Action, a maker of bags using traditional fabrics from around the world. By working with traditional fabric designs, you will also gain insights into other cultures.

Time: 15:00-16:30
Capacity: 20 people
Place: Restaurant Tiam (inside EJ Anime Hotel)
Price: 4,400 yen (includes complimentary drink)

Event Outline

Co-sponsor: KADOKAWA Culture Promotion Foundation
Supporter: Tokorozawa city

Costume Cooperation: KIMONO kyosen
Dressing: KIMONO DRESSER ACADEMY (Kanako Takizawa, Mio Kuriyama)

*Public transportation is strongly recommended.
*If coming by car, please do not park at neighboring facilities.
*Event content, dates and times are subject to change without prior notice.
*All images shown are for illustrative purposes only.