We would like to aim for an "architectural tour" that anyone with or without disabilities can participate in. A project that started with Tobira's feelings. As a first step, we conducted a trial to explore an architectural tour for wheelchair users.
A project in which Tobira conveys the appeal of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the Tobira Project through "Rakugo". Based on the discoveries and wonders that they encounters in their daily activities, they create a storyteller for each person in about two months. Supervised by Sanyutei Wanjo (Rakugo-ka) .
Letter project connected at the museum
A project to send a letter of "memories at an unforgettable museum" by visitors and Tobira. It was held for visitors and Tobira who participated in the "Special Day for People with Disabilities", and a part of the letter sent was published on the Tobira Project website.
Let's make the exhibition
Created "Sugoroku" where you can experience the process leading up to the exhibition at the museum and the activities of Tobira during the exhibition.
From the perspective unique to Tobira, the activities of the "Tobira Project" and daily life are cut out and transmitted as images. It started in 2019 with a hint from a program "Movie Club" in iUeno.
Making an eraser stamp
A lab that makes eraser stamps with the motif of the works of the exhibition. The eraser stamp Tobira made was used as a design for an invitation card and distribution kit for a"Special Day for People with Disabilities".
A workshop where you can find your "favorite" at the museum by watching the "Experiencing the World of Japanese Contemporary SHO" exhibition and taking a walk in the museum. This was conducted for elementary school to junior high school children and their parents.
Impersonation at home : Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
A lab that reproduces the world of the work by synthesizing the photographs taken by each Tobira imitating the characters.
It was done online during the "house time" of the Corona era.
Thinking about the work of the "The UKIYO-E 2020" exhibition, the original story that he created was released as a radio program. Held for visitors to the "Special Day for People with Disabilities".
Isamu Noguchi Discovery Laboratory
A lab that studied Isamu Noguchi and his works in preparation for the "Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery" exhibition. Tobira became a "researcher" and shared their discoveries.
A lab that studied Hammershøi and its works in various ways during the year leading up to the "Vilhelm Hammershøi and Danish Painting of the 19th Century" exhibition. At the end, the space of Hammershøi's interior painting was reproduced in full size.
"Tobi Lab" explores a unique "communication x appreciation" method from various perspectives, with the theme of appreciating VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies), which is being learned in the appreciation practice course. On the day of the forum, multiple viewing programs were held in an online environment.
Story from a picture : Art appreciation workshop
A workshop for creating booklets by writing down the words that spun in your group and the words that spun into your mind while you were watching the art work.
Let's feel the fun of seeing-Workshop at Yasuko Iba Exhibition
A workshop that deepens "seeing" and feels its fun as it goes through a series of processes of staring at things, taking pictures, and drawing, using the artist's work creation process as a hint.
Let's draw “shape” ,an expression activity Inspired by Klimt.
An expression activity for adults that focuses on Klimt's patterns and decorative shapes, and draws a large piece of cloth using techniques such as stencil and stamping.
Tobira invite visitors to join in on a dialogue focused upon art appreciation.
Participants walk around the museum solving riddles and discovering the unique charms of the museum architecture and sculpture garden.
Tour with Buggies
Tobira provide full support for families with small children so that they may visit and enjoy the museum.
Graduation Works Exhibition
Tobira assist with the graduation show by Tokyo University of the Arts, which takes place every January.
Let’s Make Business Cards
Tobira mint their own personal business cards for use while conducting activities as art communicators.
Tobira cover the process of making Mikoshi (portable shrines), which students at Tokyo University of the Arts create for use during their arts festival.
A program co-organized with a foster home; intended to invite foster children to connect with museums.
Tobikan Tour for the Visually Handicapped
A tour designed to highlight the architectural charms of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum for individuals with visual disabilities by allowing them to walk through, touch, and tactilely experience the museum.
Go with the Tobira Board!
This workshop allows children to draw on magnetic drawing boards within the exhibition rooms. Their drawings are then imprinted on take-home, colorable postcards.
Twilight Architecture [Tobikan Yakan Kaikan] Tour
Tobira serve as guides by introducing the charms of the museum lit up in the evening, and visitors enjoy extended opening hours at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
Aluminum Can Badge Project
A workshop to create aluminum can badges inspired by museum exhibitions.
Stopping by the Museum
Visitors can “drop by” on their way home to enjoy exhibitions through dialogue on a weekend night.
Strolling Through the Graduation Works Exhibition
A tour that encourages participants to take a relaxing stroll through the graduation show by Tokyo University of the Arts.
Interviews with Art Students
Tobira visit art students’ atelier in order to interview them as they work on their graduation pieces. Tobira capture real voices of young artists and the backstage happenings of their creative processes.
Tobira join museum curators for tea to learn about the curators’ areas of expertise and daily routines.
Tobikan Art Night
Visitors can “drop by” on their way home to enjoy exhibitions through dialogue on a weekend night.
Visitors are welcomed into the museum during the evening opening hours with lanterns and warm greetings.
Picture Story Show Project
Tobira created their own picture stories based upon exhibitions at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and then presented them for the entertainment of visitors.
Paper fans made from outdated flyers were provided to visitors waiting in line during the heat of the summer.
Talk x Talk
An art appreciation program designed for individuals with visual disabilities to enjoy exhibitions together.
People at Tobi
Interviews were conducted by Tobira with employees throughout the museum, from the restaurants to the library.
Participants recorded their impressions of an exhibition on a bookmark and pass it along to other museum guests.
Polar Bear Parade!
After viewing “Polar Bear,” a work by Francois Pompon in the Earth, Sea and Sky: Nature in Western Art; Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, participants created their own polar bears from paper-mache.
A band formed by music lovers within Tobira. Their hit piece is “The Metropolitan Museum.”
The “You too can be a Girl with a Pearl Earring“ Project
A picture frame and costume placed so that visitors may pose as Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”
“Vermeer Calisthenics,” Volume 1
A program of physical exercises inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Visitors enjoyed appreciating the work while moving their bodies during the exhibition.
Map & Manual
An original map that contains all the information deemed useful for Tobira and staff working within the museum. Tobira compiled this “manual map” through meticulous research and dispersed in the museum.
Lunch at Tobi
Reports made on a variety of lunches provided at restaurants in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and cafeterias in Tokyo University of the Arts.
Atelier Tour at Tokyo University of the Arts
Tour that allowed Tobira to become accustomed with the various departments of and studies housed at Tokyo University of the Arts. Students introduced their departments and ateliers.
A talk with Yu Sato
Workshop led by artist Yu Sato.
Report on Museum Accessibility
Tobira researched the infrastructure and facilities of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum after its reopening from a user’s point of view.
The Wall Project
Tobira converted the walls of their meeting room into bulletin boards in order to enhance their internal communications.
Annual forum in which Tobira and staff discuss ongoing projects with members of the general public who are interested in applying to become Tobira. Café made available for open discussion.
Public lectures provided by guest speakers on a variety of societal issues selected by Tobira Project. Organized annually to encourage discussion amongst the general public.
All Tobira gather together once every two months. This meeting serves as an opportunity for Tobira to discuss their project plans and experiences.
Special Monday (School Program)
Programs conducted at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum collaboratively with schools. Tobira accompany school children through exhibitions to appreciate works of art. School teachers and curators co-design the day’s curriculum.
A Coloring Book by Art Detectives
Workshop designed to create a unique coloring book after visiting the Best Selections from Select Art Groups exhibition.
A series of interviews conducted with students at Tokyo University of the Arts that focus on their lives at school and creative activities.
Happy New Year! Tobira Project
A social program that encouraged the appreciation of high quality byōbu (folding screens) replicas in an exhibition on calligraphy held during the New Year Holiday.
Art Connectors are titles that Tobira created for participants of the ceremony to commemorate the reopening of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
A project co-organized by Kyoto Culture Association and Cannon Co., in which works of art were digitally scanned and replicated into high-quality prints for distribution at the museum. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum received two pieces and utilized it in the Tobira Project.
Tobira and staff visited other museums to introduce their projects and share their experiences.
Art Communication Archive Study Group
Study group that considered the possibility of art communication through archival materials from prior lectures on molding conducted at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
Workshop by Oriza Hirata
A performing arts workshop led by Oriza Hirata, renowned theater director and playwright.
Workshop by Katsuhito Oyobe
Katsuhito Oyobe discussed the “Molding Workshop” that was once conducted within the museum.