Community Arts Tokyo Worship Symposiums and Conferences connect worship teams, pastors, lay leaders, and artists for the sake of church growth in Japan. We encourage dialogue across all churches, denominations, and worship styles. Let’s come together and talk about the worship issues that face the Japanese church today!
PAST WORSHIP EVENTS
July 13, 2013 – Worship & Arts Conference "Art that reflects the creativity of God?"
Speakers: Tadashi Inoue, Roger Lowther, Toshio Miura, Nozomi Project, Kengo Otake, Berenice Rarig
Worship Leaders: Takafumi Nagasawa, RAY Trio & Friends
Gallery Artists: Chris Cohoon, Makoto Fujimura, Kaori Homma, Kojiro Kidu, Satoko Oikawa, Melissa Randall, Jacob Rowan, Tamayo Samejima
Other Artists Showcased: Yoshimi Hirota (Music), JP (Hip Hop), Yu Shibuya (Film), Tei Tatejima (Curator), The Two Disciples (Manzai), and many more!
April 28, 2013 – “Worship songs born in Japan through synergy of pastor and artist”
Speakers: Makoto Iwabuchi and Rev. Kazuo Sekine
January 27, 2013 – “Worship as the unfolding of God’s drama”
Speaker: Rev. Makoto Fukuda, Pastor of Grace City Church Tokyo
Special musical guest: Migiwa
October 28, 2012 – “Worship and the Word of God”
Speakers: Dr. Nancy Nethercott and Mika Takana
Worship team: Shinjuku Shalom Church
ART, LIFE, FAITH
A Bible study designed for artists and lovers of art. Examples of past events:
Through the popular Death Note manga and anime series, as well as the movie, we discussed what justice looks like in Japanese society and around the world. The Bible also sparked a dialogue about justice that looks quite different from what the world expects and demands.
The “Q” in Haruki Murakami’s new novel 1Q84 stands for question. Aomame, the main character, begins to question the world of 1984 that she lives in, and in the process sees everything completely differently. Images in the Bible challenged our perception of the world and offered a powerful alternative.
ART, LIFE, FAITH meets twice a month in various homes in Tokyo. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the next location and time.
new worship song production
In partnership with Grace City Church Tokyo, Community Arts Tokyo is leading an effort with pastors, songwriters, and worship musicians to write new Japanese songs, translate English hymns and songs into Japanese, and translate Japanese hymns and songs into English for use in the worldwide church. This includes audio and video production of those songs to help facilitate distribution.