10 TIME TRAVEL MUSEUM
11 FULL MOON DINING
12 AFTER FIVE GOVERNMENT
13 UNREAL CITY ESTATE
09 SUN SELF HOTEL
08 MYTOWN MARKET
07 SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
06 HOMEWORK OF FAMILY CIRCLE
05 WALKING TOWN
03 HISTORY OF NEW CITIZENS
IN CHILDREN'S HOUSE
01 VILLAGE IN THE HOSPITAL
02 FLOATING ISLAND
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JUN KITAZAWA OFFICE YAKUMO
At the Higashi-Oizumi children’s house where local children come to play, new citizens wearing bigger-size children clothes started to visit.
Those new citizens always carried a small journal. As they took notes of the center’s everyday life, they tore off the page and stuck them on the wall.
Children noticed themselves, described or drawn on those pages. Some children were glad to see them, some wondered, some ignored them, and some imitated the new citizens.
The new citizens then took another action; they started activities such as open discussions, map-making, fixed-point observation, pretend and play house/store. Those activities involved the children too, who became curious about “the new citizens” - the new kids on the block. They sometimes did activities together. New citizens became part of the center’s everyday life.
History of New Citizens in Children's House
Project Title｜History of New Citizens in Children's House
Date | November 2009 to March 2012
Place | Higashi-Oizumi children’s center
In cooperation with Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Culture Creation Project, and Artist in Jidokan