Information in English “Sumida River Storm and Urge” Summer Season

Information in English “Sumida River Storm and Urge” Summer Season

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Title: Sumida River Storm and Urge
A participatory music and art festival that likens the Sumida River to its stage.


Summer Season: from Friday, August 13th through Sunday, September 5th, 2021
Spring Season: Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd, 2021


Various venues in Sumida River area, Online


Participation fee:
Free admission
(reservations necessary for “water state 1”)
(live streaming for “Dawn of the Sky”)


Main visual photo credit:
Left: © HOKUSAI MUSEUM / Right: © Taisuke Koyama


Summer Season programs Artistis:
“The Nature Plays the Main Melody with Harmony from the Piano”Masakatsu Takagi
Date and time: Friday, August 13th – Thursday, August 19th, 15:00 – 19:30 on weekdays, 10:00 – 19:30 on the weekend
Venue: 1-3 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (Sumida side of Sumida Park)
Details are here:



“water state 1”Ryuichi Sakamoto + Shiro Takatani
Date and time: Sunday, August 22nd – Sunday, September 5th, 12:00 – 20:00 on weekdays, 10:00 – 20:00 on weekends
Venue: 3-22-10 Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (next to Houjou-Koumuten)
Details are here:



“Dawn of the Sky”Toshiro Inaba, GOMA, KOM_I, Akiko Nakayama, etc.
Date and time: Saturday, September 4th, 24:00 midnight – Sunday, September 5th, 5:00 am
Live streaming event
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Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Supported by: Chuo City, Taito City, Sumida City, Koto City, Kita City, Arakawa City, Adachi City, Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Special Cooperation: Sumi-Yume Executive Committee

Cooperation: Kataoka Byobu Store Co., Ltd., Kab Inc. / Kab America Inc., commmons、Syntax Japan Inc., dumb type office, Chichibu Geopark Promotion Council, TOBU TOWER SKYTREE Co., Ltd., The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]

Media Partner: CINRA.NET, J-WAVE

Planning and Management: NPO Topping East

About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is an initiative that unfolds a variety of cultural programs in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Tokyo, promoting its appeal as a city of arts and culture.
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About Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo sought a wide range of creative and innovative ideas from the public for projects that would become the core of the cultural programs for the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL. From a total of 2,436 project proposals submitted from within Japan and overseas, 13 were selected for implementation. The 13 projects are collectively named “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13,” and are being implemented in sequence.
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