【Children's Dream Fund】 Children's Koto Experience Project (2nd half)



We provides children who have few opportunities to experience traditional Japanese music and instruments in their daily lives with the opportunity to listen to, see, touch, learn and play the history and tone of the koto.

At the performance on Sunday, April 30 at Nihonbashi Kaikan Hall, participants will have chance to experience to play with professional performers. In addition to the joy of being able to play a piece of a Japanese instrument, this project allows students to naturally learn how to respect traditional Japanese culture and manners.


【Outline of the Project】

This is a total of 11 workshops to be held from July 2022 to April 2023.


【Applicants】 Preschoolers aged 5 years and older, elementary school students, junior high school students, and high school students.


【Application period】 From August to the end of November 2022. *Depending on the timing of apply, participation may be midway through the program.


【Schedule】 The dates and times are as follows: November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, and April 2, 2022 (total of 11 scheduled sessions).

*It is available to participate some of the sessions only.

*The schedule is subject to change depending on the venue.


【Participation fee】 Free

【Instruments and equipment】 free rental.


【Venue】Scheduled dates may change to other nearby venues depending on the venue.

Shinbashi area, Minato-ku (Lifelong Learning Center Balloon) JR Shinbashi Station

Minami-Azabu area, Minato-ku (Arisu Iki-iki Plaza) Hiroo Subway Station

Minami-Aoyama area, Minato-ku (Aoyama Lifelong Learning Center) Omotesando Subway Station

Shibaura Konan area, Minato-ku (Konan Iki-iki Plaza) JR Shinagawa station

Bunkyo-ku area (Bunkyo-ku Kinro Fukushi Kaikan) JR Komagome station

Monzennakacho area, Koto-ku (Furuishiba Cultural Center) Monzennakacho Subway station

Toyosu area, Koto-ku (Toyosu Cultural Center) Subway Toyosu station

Shinagawa-ku area (Gotanda Culture Center) JR Gotanda station

Meguro-ku area (Meguro Dendo Jyuku Center, Mita Branch) JR Meguro station

Ota-ku area (Haginaka Community Center) Keikyu Koujiya station

Setagaya-ku area (Sakura-shinmachi Community Center) Denentoshi Line Sakura-shinmachi Station

Ebisu area, Shibuya-ku (Nagayato Social Education Center) JR Ebisu Station

Sendagaya area, Shibuya-ku (Sendagaya Social Education Center) JR Sendagaya station

Kita-ku area (Tabata Fureaikan) JR Tabata station

Machida City area (Machida Shimin Forum) JR Machida station

Machida City South area (Minami Shimin Center) Denentoshi Line Minami Machida Grandberry-Park Station

Yokohama City area (Kuraki Noh Butai) Keikyu Kami-Ooka Station

Minami-ku area, Sagamihara City (Kamitsuruma Community Center) Odakyu Line Sagamiono Station

Midori-ku area, Sagamihara City (Fujino Chuo Community Center) JR Fujino station

Misato City area (Misato City Piala City Exchange Center) JR Shin-Misato station

Akashi City Area (Akashi-shi Toba Elementary School District Community Center) JR Nishi Akashi station


【How to apply】

Please fill out the application form or send the following seven items to the Association of Classical Japanese Arts (mailto:mionokai@ikutaryu.jp) by e-mail.


(1)District you wish to participate *Please select a venue from the above list. (2) Select your instrument (koto or shamisen)

(3)Your name (4)Date of birth (5)Address (6)Phone number (7)School name and grade


We will contact you back with further details.

If you do not receive a reply within one week after submitting your application or sending an e-mail, please contact us again.


We ask for your understanding and cooperation regarding the followings. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

・The number of participants will be limited to prevent infection caused by COVID-19.

・To prevent infection, please wear a mask, sanitize your hands and fingers, and follow the instructions.

・The number of sessions, dates, venues, etc. may be changed or cancelled due to the spread of infection, changes in social conditions, requests from the government or equivalent organizations, etc.

・If you are unable to cooperate with the above, we reserve the right to refuse your participation even after the course has started.


【Organizer】Association of Classical Japanese Arts