Open-air Concert in Nihonbashi Edo-sakura Street
Opening ceremony for open! architecture

Enjoy the great architecture along with pleasant live music with us!

The best way to understand the great architecture or significant places is to actually visit and experience the space. Our event will provide you with such opportunity, particularly with the aid of live music.
Called TOSHIGAKUSHI [Urban musicians] existed in the Medieval Europe, who enhanced the urban life with music and performance. We are introducing the contemporary version of TOSHIGAKUSHI in Japan.

opening ceremony for open! architecture 2009

There are several masterpieces of early Western Style buildings of the Meiji Era in Nihonbasi area such as Mitsui Main BLDG. and Mitsukoshi Department Store. The section of Edo-Sakura Street between Mitsui Main BLDG. and Mitsukoshi Department Store will be the venue for the event, and we want to share the pleasant collaboration of architecture and music with you. Last year, we hosted 2,000 people at this event.

This is also an opening event of the open! architecture, 3-week open house event, which will showcase the architecture that represents the history and culture.
TOSHIGAKUSHI of this year will include Aura, female a cappella group, and Nobuko Kawashima, who plays the Satsuma Biwa, Japanese lute. Come join us to celebrate the wonderful moment of great architecture and music!

Wednesday, Sep 28
addmission free !

Hiroshi Yamaguchi[male a countertenor]/ Maya Nozaki[flute]Miwa Shimizu[Piano]
*Please note that any changes artist by condition.

organizar: open!architecture Exective Committee
Ceremony time: about 45 minutes
admission free
Venue:Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo-ward, Tokyo
The nearest station: Tokyo-metro subway, Mitsukoshi-mae
*Please note that any changes venue by rain.
Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower 1F Atrium

Tokyo Metro Subway Ginza Line: Exit A7, 1 min walk from Mitsukoshimae Station
Tokyo Metro Subway Hanzomon Line: Exit A7, 4 min walk from Mitsukoshimae Station
Tokyo Metro Subway Ginza-Tozai Lines: 4 min walk from Nihonbashi station,Exit B11
Toei Subway Asakusa Line: 6 min walk from Nihonbashi station,Exit B11
JR Tokyo Station: 7 min walk from Nihonbashiguchi exit
JR Kanda Station: 6 min walk
JR Sobu Line Rapid Service: 4 min walk from Shin-nihonbashi Station
Metro Link Nihonbashi (Free bus service): Mitsui Memorial Museum bus stop