Creativity And Fun At Tokyo Midtown Kids Weeks 2017

A Month Of Interactive Art And Creative Workshops

By Tiffany Liao
July 9, 2017
Families

Aimed at encouraging imagination in children, Tokyo Midtown's Kids Weeks offers a series of interactive events providing a chance for every child to learn something new that isn't taught in school.

Summer vacation for many means spending long hours of relaxing under the sun, traveling, or just spending some time away from work or school. But summer is also the perfect time to develop new hobbies, creativity and improve oneself. In a bit to inspire children to think creatively, this year, starting from July 14 through August 31, Tokyo Midtown is once again hosting its popular Kids Weeks event, a series of interactive activities and workshops for children and parents to enjoy through design and art projects.  

The approximately seven-week-long summer special will feature a number of unique and high-tech events, including fan-making workshops, interactive art exhibitions, cooking classes, crafts, design group work and more.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of our personally recommended fun events on the agenda!

School Of The Future

Collaborating with Ars Electronica, Tokyo Midtown has created a project called “School of the Future,” which is intended to foster flexibility and inspire creativity in children. Interactive workshops such as “Everything” allows children to move around the David OReilly’s 3D computer graphics world through various perspectives. Ars Electronica Futurelab’s Motion sensing art display, “switch,” alternates between present and future according to human motions. Children can learn how to navigate through different perspectives to cultivate their imagination and broaden their perceptions. The event runs from August 18 through August 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art & Crafts Workshops

If technology is not your cup of tea, you can take on some do-it-yourself projects, as well. There will be a fan-making and summer wreath workshop (August 11) where families can enjoy the fun in making crafts together. Kids can try making fish-shaped fans with batik dyeing techniques and color paper on August 11 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., or decorate wreaths with seashells and fish for their home sweet home.

Design Hub Workshop

This workshop uses smartphone controlled battery “MaBeee” to make mobile toys more interactive and is a great way to experience the latest technologies on the market. Kids and parents can also join a workshop with the famous clay sculptor Takahashi Kaori to make creative and unique figurines. The event runs from August 7 through August 13.  

Make Your Pokemon Cake Cooking Class

Summer is never complete without sweets. In this class, held in cooperation with cooking studio ABC Kids, children get to make their own Pokemon cake — decorate it with pineapples, round it until perfection, then eat it while it’s fresh! Food is a universal language (and so is Pokemon, I guess), so even if your kids don’t speak Japanese, they will have an amazing time! Limited to kids from four until sixth grade of elementary school. Book a spot in advance directly at ABC Cooking Studio plus international or by phone at 03-5413-3476. Until August 31.

This and much more will be awaiting the kids at Tokyo Midtown this summer, so if you’re looking for a great place for them to make some new friends, get creative or inspired, head nowhere else! For more information on all Tokyo Midtown Kids Weeks events, costs and dates, check details here (In Japanese).