Café & Workshop|(re)DISCOVER YOKOHAMA SEASON4 “Look into the Crystal Ball”

What kind of city is Yokohama? What do you see in Yokohama? It is an experiment to re-discover the image of the city of Yokohama that is actually becoming invisible recently, by referring to the sub-cultural media such as film, literature, music, anime and manga, crossing space and time. Following SEASON 03’s subject, ’Look at the Crystal Ball’, we keep approaching to anticipate and overview the future of the city by analysing the consequence of factor in which especially some suggestive SCI- Fi and fantasy works have been taken place there, comparing these media with the reality. The workshop participants are supposed to address the subject with an unique methodology which is a sort of all-inclusive mix of formative culture, architecture, film, urbanism and art, integrated by Cinematic Architecture Tokyo.

There are two types of sessions are offered in this season throughout of the year. Café is for anyone to access easily towards the subject, introducing what kind of works about Yokohama ever made and the relaxed discussion follows. On the other hand, workshop is an opportunity to concentrate on expressing and making, enjoying the process with our unique and art-based methodology. you can participate in any sessions in any time.

Young and old, students, business-person or anyone with intellectual curiosity ,who is interested in these media or city of Yokohama, wants to open eyes more widely, wants to have different mindset and perspective, and wants to challenge the expression never done before are all welcomed. Any creative skills, specialised experiences and knowledges are not properly necessary as we technically support anything for making. So why don’t we share the idea and find out the image of the future of Yokohama together?

Date & time:



Outline: The introduction of the media located in Yokohama with a guideline for interpretation, discussion

  • 7 August 18:30-20:00 Session 05 Venue C
  • 10 July 18:30-20:00 Session 04 Venue C
  • 19 June 18:30-20:00 Session 03 Venue D
  • 8 May 18:30-20:00 Session 03 Venue C [POSTPONED]
  • 10 April 18:30-20:00 Session 03 Venue C [POSTPONED]
  • 19 March 18:30-20:00 Session 03 Venue B [POSTPONED]
  • 20 February 18:30-20:00 Session 02 Venue B
  • 23 January 18:30-20:00 Session 01 Venue B

Outline: Expression and making based on SEASON 04’s theme

  • 23 August 13:30〜16:30 Session 07 Venue A
  • 19 July 13:30〜16:30 Session 06 Venue A
  • 28 June 13:30〜15:30 Session 05 Venue A
  • 24 May 13:30〜16:30 Session 04 Venue A [POSTPONED]
  • 26 April 13:30〜16:30 Session 04 Venue A [POSTPONED]
  • 01 March 13:30〜16:30 Session 03 Venue A
  • 02 February 13:30〜16:30 Session 02 Venue A
  • 12 January 13:30〜16:30 Session 01 Venue A
  • You can attend either café or workshop
  • You can attend any session in any time
  • If possible please have a look at any work in Reference for SEASON 04 for you to realise the methodology easier.
  • We are looking for voluntary people.(You can have a closer look at CAT’s unique approach from the beginning to the end of the project.) Please contact us by email for the details.
  • Twitter, Instagram, Facebook are also available
  • The information for the season03

A. British House in Yokohama

115-3 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi 231-0862 Japan (access)

B. Yokohama Citizens Empowerment Centre

Discussion Room, 4F Clean Centre Bldg. 1-1-56 Sakuragi-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi 231-0062 Japan (access)

C. Naka Ward Community Activity Centre

Naka Ward Administration Office Bldg. 35 Nihon-Odori , Naka-ku 231-0021 Japan (access)
D. Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall
1-6 Hon-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi 231-0005 Japan (access)

Workshop: 1,000 yen (Employed), 500 yen (Student, Unemployed, Repeater)
Café: 500 yen

How to apply:
Please email us with your name, contacts and name of your school or profession.We’ll accept in order of the application arrival. (Quota: around 5 for workshop, 10 for café)

Supported by:
Yokohama Arts Foundation / The Japan Society of Urban and Regional Planners

Reference for SEASON 04:

Shin Godzilla(2016), Swallowtail Butterfly (1996) and others
Mirai (2018), Koi to Aso (2017),Hamatora (Yokohama Troubleshooter) (2016), Bungo Stray Dogs (2014), Kokoro Connect (2012), Absolute Boy [Zettai Shonen](2005), Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō(Yokohama Shopping Trip) (1998, 2002) and others
Yokohama Station Fable (2016), Inter Ice Age 4 (1959) and others
Bungo Stray Dogs (2012), Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō(Yokohama Shopping Trip) (1994)