[Image: Photo: Hiraku Ikeda]

Kodomochounaikai: Playing, Learning, Connecting Through Design

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Until Mar 21
*21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa will reopen from October 1(Fri).

Kodomochounaikai Jimukyoku, established in 2014 by architect Kaori Shikichi, is an organization that assembles and runs workshop programs to cultivate the intelligence and sensitivity that enable children to identify issues and solve problems creatively, through design. Kodomochounaikai Jimukyoku provides supervision and support for the activities of children’s design teams called called “Kodomochounaikai.” The design activities of these “Kodomochounaikai” ultimately coalesce in the form of a “festival” that connects them to the local community. The children who design the festival get to engage with many other children and, families, and local residents enjoying the festival, and interact with the many friendly adults providing support and watching overseeing their activities. Kodomochounaikai program festivals become places for children to experience a successful realization of ideas and be part of society. As well as providing an overview of Kodomochounaikai activities since 2014, in a Kanazawa edition of the program, visitors to this exhibition will have the chance to experience the process of design education with children and local residents, and explore the possibilities of design, in the lead-up to a Kodomochounaikai “festival” in Kanazawa.




Closed from December 29 to January 1.

Venue Hours

10:00 ~ 18:00
Closed on Monday
Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.
Venue21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Location1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-8509
AccessFrom the East exit of JR Kanazawa Station, take the bus and get off at Hirosaka · 21st Century Museum. From the East exit of JR Kanazawa Station, take the bus and get off at Korinbo (ATRIO-mae). The venue is 5 minute walk from there.