東京のアートシーンを発信し、創造しよう。

MENU
MENU

Summer Children’s Concert 2015 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
《Ueno Forest Cultural Exploration》 1/2

Event Report

No.001
event report 01
This is at the feature exhibition, “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum,” held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. At this participation-oriented exhibition, not only kids but also adults can discover a new world by organizing and arranging objects and have fun in sharing what they make. Katsuhiko Hibino (bigdatana-The Shelf Where Objects Reside) 2015

This is a column to introduce art events held in Tokyo. Would you like to bring art to your daily life, whether it is in physical reality or online?


Share
2017.01.01

The Summer Children’s Concert (Ueno Forest Cultural Exploration) is an annual event held at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to teach children the attraction of classical music. The ticket for the concert also includes an “Ueno One-day Pass,” which permits free entrance to neighboring museums, the Ueno Zoo and other facilities. The report on the concert day (July 26, 2015) is with Kei Izumi (7), who had lots of fun at Ueno Forest.


9:00 Arrive at Ueno Station

The Izumis arrived at Ueno Station at 9:00am in order to spend a full summer day in Ueno. They go straight to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to get the “Ueno One-day Pass.” You can see the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan right in front of you when you go out from the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station.

event report 01
In the intense heat, they go off to the “Ueno Forest” with water bottles and parasols in their bags.

9:15 Receive “Ueno One-day Pass” at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

You need the “Ueno One-day Pass” for the “Exploration of Ueno Forest.” If you have the pass, you can get a variety of discounts and free services at the neighboring facilities and restaurants. On the day of the concert, you can get the “Ueno One-day Pass” if you go to the reception desk of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and show your ticket for the concert. There is plenty of time before the concert begins at 13:00. Kei and his parents go into Ueno Park with the pass.

event report 01
The ticket exchange desk, set up on the first floor of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, is open at 8:30.
event report 01
The band strapped on your wrist can serve as a pass. They will give you a map of the neighboring facilities and the program for the concert.

9:30 Feature exhibition: “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum-by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting,” held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.

They went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum to see “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum-by seeing, gathering, studying and exhibiting” (open until October 4, 2015). Free entrance for high school students and younger. Adults can receive a discount by showing the “Ueno One-day Pass.” Kei and his parents went to the exhibit room. There they saw a huge storage shelf made of cypress. On the floor in front of it were more than 1,000 kinds of objects, scattered at random. Kei, Dad and Mom each created their own collection by arranging those objects. They seemed to be having fun.

event report 01
“It’s huge!” Kei is stunned at the sight of the 12m × 8m storage shelf.
event report 01
Bolts are fascinating. You can make your own, unique collection by using the more than 1,000 kinds of objects there.
event report 01
Mom and Dad also start to collect objects.
event report 01
The title of Kei’s collection is “metal.” He arranged bolts and nuts in order and placed tools at the side of the box.
event report 01
Mom’s collection is called “nostalgic things.” She gathered old cameras and postcards.
event report 01
Dad’s collection is named “things transparent and round.” It contains glasses, glass containers and marbles.

11:00 Ueno Zoo

After having fun at “Kubbe Makes an Art Museum” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kei and his parents go to the Ueno Zoo, which is right next door. The “Ueno One-day Pass” gives them free entrance. They can’t wait to see the pandas.

event report 01
After showing the wrist band pass, they enter the zoo.
event report 01
event report 01
Kei gets a lift from his dad and finds pandas. He takes photos with his child-friendly camera.
event report 01
They have a photo opportunity as they see a polar bear swimming right in front of them.
event report 01
On a monorail, they move around the park
event report 01
In the West Garden, they watch penguins and flamingos, then walk alongside Shinobazu Pond and get to the exit on Shinobazu street.

It’s 12:00, after having fun at the museum and the zoo. The Izumis have lunch and get to the concert at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. The next installment will be on how they spend the rest of the day.

* Opening hours and entrance fees to facilities mentioned in this report are as of July 26th, 2015.

Text, editing: TAN Editorial Section

INFORMATION

Summer Children’s Concert 2015 (Ueno Forest Cultural Exploration)

One-hour orchestra concert and the “Ueno One-day Pass,” which permits free entrance to the cultural facilities inside Ueno Park as well as discounts and services at neighboring restaurants.
DateJuly 26, 2015
Entrance FeesPrimary and Junior High students – 1,000 yen (all seats),
Adult S-seat - 3,000 yen (for members of Club Wa-Wa-2,500 yen),
Adult A-seat - 2,000 yen, Adult B-seat - 1,000 yen
Organized byTokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Group)
District of Ueno Tourism Promotion Council
In Cooperation withUeno Shop Curtain Meeting
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan partner of the yearUeno Seiyoken
Funded byAgency for Cultural Affairs, 2015 Theaters and Music Halls revitalization project
ContactTokyo Bunka Kaikan, Planning Division
phone03-3828-2111