Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum Festival

たてもの園フェスティバル

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Starting on Vernal Equinox Day, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum Festival will be held again this year, over eight special days, at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum with a collection of 30 historical buildings surrounded by a wealth of greenery. Both children and adults looking for fun over the spring holidays are invited to come and visit the Architectural Museum for fascination and excitement. Admission will be free for all visitors on March 28, the museum anniversary day!

  • Talk and music
    “Remembering the music echoing through a public bathhouse”

    Sun., March 24: Starting 1:00 P.M.

    Venue:
    Kodakara-yu
    Performers:
    Ken-ichi Furube (lead oboist of the New Japan Philharmonic, Bathhouse Ambassador of the Japan Sento Cultural Association)
    Isamu Yoneyama (researcher at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum)
    Capacity:
    50 people. Numbered tickets to be distributed on the day

    A top-class musician who also works as a Bathhouse Ambassador, and a researcher focused on public bathhouses give talks and a musical performance inside one of the most well-known public bathhouse buildings in Tokyo

    古部賢一
  • Kodakara-yu concert
    “Enjoying a concert at a public bathhouse”

    Mon., March 25 and Tue., March 26
    ①Starting 1:00 P.M. ②Starting 3:00 P.M. (around 20 minutes per performance)

    Venue:
    Kodakara-yu
    Performers:
    Winners, runners-up, etc., in the Tokyo Music Competition (two groups per day)
    Capacity:
    50 people. Numbered tickets to be distributed on the day

    The latest artists give a performance against a backdrop of a Mt. Fuji painting. Enjoy the strange space and acoustics not found in an ordinary concert hall.

    子宝湯浴室
  • Kenchiku-taiso (Architecture Gymnastics):
    Heisei Period version

    Sat., March 23: Starting 1:00 P.M.

    Venue:
    East Square
    Performers:
    Team Kenchiku-taiso

    Buildings constructed during the Heisei Period are depicted through dances. Come and compete with Kenchiku-taiso Man, Kenchiku-taiso Woman and Professor Kenchiku-taiso!

    けんちく体操
  • Project in collaboration with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    “Let’s look at the secret behind silk”

    Thu. (public holiday), March
    21: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

    Venue:
    Second House of the Nishikawa Family
    Explanation:
    Musset, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology student support organization of the university’s science museum

    How many corners does silk have when seen under a microscope? Can silk from the silkworm cocoon be used directly in making clothes? Let’s take a closer look at the mysteries of silk!

    絹のひみつをみてみよう
  • Special museum talk
    “Buildings and their baths”

    Sat., March 23: Starting 2:30 P.M.

    Venue:
    Kodakara-yu and other locations
    Explanation:
    Taro Nitta
    (Director of Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum)

    See the different baths inside each building on the premises. The tour around the premises, from the West Zone to the East Zone, takes around two hours (participants may join or leave the tour of their own free will).

  • Quiz & stamp rally
    “architectural quiz rally”

    Thu. (public holiday), March 21 through Thu., March 28
    11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
    (reception open until 3:30 P.M.)

    Reception venue:
    Entrance Square

    Try solving the mysteries found throughout the Architectural Museum! Explore the Architectural Museum while finding the answers to the quizzes and collect stamps on your eco-bag! *There is a limit to the number of eco-bags available every day (handed out on a first-come-first-served basis)

    絹のひみつをみてみよう
  • Project in collaboration with Hosei University
    Making a primitive hut using natural materials

    Thu. (public holiday), March 21 through 28, 2019: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

    Opening ceremony / Thu. (public holiday), March 21: Starting 1:00 P.M.
    Judging and reviewing / Thu., 28: Starting 2:00 P.M.

    Venue:
    East Square
    Made by:
    Students of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Hosei University

    Each team of students will spend eight days publicly building a primitive hut using trees, branches, discarded tiles, and other materials found naturally on the premises of the museum. They will be judged and reviewed on the last day. Come and see which team wins.

    <Project committee members>
    To attend the event on the 21st and 28th
    Hidenobu Jinnai
    (Professor, Hosei University)*21st only
    Masahiko Takamura
    (Professor, Hosei University)
    Terunobu Fujimori
    (Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum Director)*28th only
    Taro Nitta
    (Director of Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum)
    Isamu Yoneyama
    (Researcher at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum)

    • Performances
      “Street performances of the Heisei Period”

      March 22 (Fri.), 27 (Wed.) and 28 (Thu.)

      Venue:
      Various locations around the Museum
      Performers:
      Heaven Artist (two groups per day)

      Choice performers will come to the museum right off the streets from around Tokyo.
      Guaranteed to liven up the festival!

    • Craft workshop
      “Architectural Museum exciting mascot”

      Sat., March 23 and Sun., March 24
      11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (reception open until 3:30 P.M.)

      Venue:
      Farmhouse of the Yoshino Family

      Draw pictures and patterns of your choice onto fragments of Japanese cypress from the Tama area, and create your own original mascot character!
      * There is a limit to the number of participants every day (applications accepted on a first-come-first-served basis)

      オリジナルマスコット
  • Screening of video recordings of reconstructed buildings
    Thu. (public holiday), March 21 through Thu., March 28: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

    Venue:
    Inside each building on the premises

    Screening of a series of valuable video recordings and interior look video inside each reconstructed building on consecutive days.
    Enjoy the videos as you stroll around the premises.

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum Festival
<Event calendar>
21(Thu.)
public holiday
22(Fri.)23(Sat.)24(Sun.)25(Mon.)26(Tue.)27(Wed.)28(Thu.)
“Let’s look at the secret behind silk”2122232425262728
Performances:
“Street performances of the Heisei Period”
2122232425262728
Kenchiku-taiso (Architecture Gymnastics): Heisei Period version2122232425262728
Special museum talk2122232425262728
Craft workshop2122232425262728
Talk and music2122232425262728
Kodakara-yu concert2122232425262728
Making a primitive hut using natural materials2122232425262728
Architectural quiz rally2122232425262728
Screening of video recordings of reconstructed buildings2122232425262728

Museum anniversary day
Free admission

Thu. March 28th is the museum anniversary day: Free admission

*The schedule and event details are subject to change depending on the weather and other circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding.