Community Arts Tokyo

〜 Creating community through the arts
        Enjoying the arts in community 〜



 
HIDDEN BEAUTY 〜隠れた美〜 ART CONFERENCE 2017 FILL OUT SURVEY This year, we focused on “hidden” beauty found in or influenced by Japanese art: kimono, sumie, koto, Endo’s book “Silence,” and others. In Japan, people say food has a beautiful taste (“oishii”) when it tastes good. Christians worship God through beauty (“sanbi”). Beauty is not gaudy, sentimental, or surface deep. The “hidden” aspects of beauty are multi-dimensional, trans-generational, ephemeral yet permanent, earthy yet transcendent, simple yet complicated, modest yet bold. “Hidden” beauty reveals itself slowly and in unexpected ways, including the path of pain and sacrifice. Let's explore and enjoy the characteristics of this hidden beauty together!

HIDDEN BEAUTY 〜隠れた美〜

ART CONFERENCE 2017

FILL OUT SURVEY

This year, we focused on “hidden” beauty found in or influenced by Japanese art: kimono, sumie, koto, Endo’s book “Silence,” and others. In Japan, people say food has a beautiful taste (“oishii”) when it tastes good. Christians worship God through beauty (“sanbi”). Beauty is not gaudy, sentimental, or surface deep. The “hidden” aspects of beauty are multi-dimensional, trans-generational, ephemeral yet permanent, earthy yet transcendent, simple yet complicated, modest yet bold. “Hidden” beauty reveals itself slowly and in unexpected ways, including the path of pain and sacrifice. Let's explore and enjoy the characteristics of this hidden beauty together!

 
 
 

Art is about turning to the person next to you and saying, ‘You have to see this!’ Art builds community.
— Film Director (ART, LIFE, FAITH Gathering)

Community Arts Tokyo (コミュニティーアーツ東京) is dedicated to connecting people through the arts. We are a local community-based group in Tokyo’s “shitamachi” (historic downtown area) reconnecting the arts to society and our daily lives. Art helps us to understand the world around us, respond to it, and wrestle with it. It then give us the vision and power to bring about the future we seek, for the flourishing of humanity at local, national, and global levels.

Community Arts Tokyo offers performances, lectures, symposiums, lessons, masterclasses, screenings, and exhibitions. We are responsible for a wide range of music education, from college preparation for overseas study to children exposed to music for the very first time. We remain closely connected to the professional art world in Japan  through formal events (concerts, panel discussions, etc.) and informal events (fellowship dinners, sharing times, parties, etc.). We also work to connect and provide resources for churches from many denominations and groups through the arts and worship.

Community Arts Tokyo is a non-profit organization that depends on generous donations. Thank you for your support!