Tokyo Festival Program



  • Art Project

Schedule:Saturday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Dec. 5 (every Saturday and Sunday)

Place:OWLSPOT Theatre Meeting Room B


Parent and child, but sometimes classmates A “school” where kids, adults and locals learn together

The artist YORIKO held the Oyako-School in 2016 and 2017 in Takamatsu, Kagawa prefecture; and in 2019 as part of the Theatre Arts Division/Art Culture Magical Academy in the framework of “Culture City of East Asia 2019 Toshima.” Having drawn a large and enthusiastic response from the public, the Oyako-School will be held again this year in Toshima-ku. With Owlspot’s conference room transformed into a classroom, parents and children will become classmates, playing and learning together in this limited-time-only “elementary school.” The instructors are professionals in various fields, as well as local experts. A bit different from conventional schools, these unique lessons are opportunities for parents and kids to share the fun and excitement of learning. Over a one-month period, Oyako-School will create a space for enjoyable exchange where participants have the chance to view the family in a new light.


Saturday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Dec. 5
(every Saturday and Sunday)
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
※Reception opens 30 minutes before each session

When visiting, please ensure you have read and understood “Tokyo Festival 2021 coronavirus (COVID-19) control measures and notice to visitors” on the Tokyo Festival website (*URL ▶ wear a mask. (*Visitors not wearing a mask may be refused entry).


500 yen per person per lesson (including materials and insurance)
Scheduled to start taking reservations from October


photo: Ryoma Suzuki


Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1987, YORIKO is a communication designer and the director of Newmor Inc. She carries out design and art projects in various regions with residents’ participation, based on the theme of collaboration among different generations and diverse industries. She has participated in events such as the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2018 and Tokyo Festival 2020. She is also the organizer and manager of Newmor’s team “Sozogakko,” which combines design with welfare assistance for people with disabilities.


Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs Culture and Arts Encouragement Grant (program promoting the functional enhancement of theatres, concert halls, etc.)


Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation
+81(0)3-5924-6611 (Weekday 10:00 - 17:00)