Cinématic Café in Musashino

It is a sort of art café where everyone freely discusses each other, following our introduction talk to films, animation, literature, manga, architecture, cities, art, music and subculture works on a single theme. The point is to share how each participant perceives and interprets the meanings they receive from these works. An easy-going atmosphere, accessible even to first-timers, no conclusions are drawn, just as go with the flows… No specialist knowledge is required. People who want to broaden their horizons, who are outside their field but have some interest, and who just want to know and listen are also welcome. Previous Cinématic Cafés and their subjects

20 July 18:30-20:00 Theme: Transboundary acts and persons [Call for participants]

We discuss various ‘transboundary acts and persons’ that have been depicted or used as themes or motifs in film, literature, art, architecture, etc. in a relaxed manner.

22 June 18:30-20:00 Theme: Dream [Call for participants]

We discuss various ‘dreams’ that have been depicted or used as themes or motifs in film, literature, art, architecture, etc. in a relaxed manner.

25 May 18:30-20:00 Theme: Utopia [Call for participants]

Following on from ‘Dystopia’, we will introduce various ‘utopias’ as depicted in films, literature, architecture and artworks, and then casually discuss their meanings. Utopia” refers to an ideal world, and it is interesting to think about how our predecessors thought about and attempted to create such a world. It is by no means just the opposite of a ‘dystopia’. What happens if we take it further and extend it towards ‘paradise’ and ‘somewhere ideal’? Those who didn’t attend the ‘Dystopia’ session are also welcome to join.

Possible references, from left to right “Yellow Submarine” George Danning and the Beatles, “Tokyo Plan 1960” Kenzo Tange, “America Utopia” Spike Lee, “Alpine Architecture” Bruno Taut
13 April 13:30-15:00 Subject: Dystopia

After introducing films, literature, architecture, artworks, etc., in a striking way which depicts various forms of ‘care’ and people who care and whom to be cared for with their standpoint and that have recently been the topic according to art and literature, everyone is invited to discuss their meaning in a relaxed atmosphere.

Possible references, from left to right “The Handmaid’s Tail” Margaret Atwood, “1984” Geroge Orwell, “PLAN75” Chie Hayakawa, “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” Hayao Miyazaki

500 yen (including materials) Please feel free to bring your drink.

How to participate

Booking is required (capacity of 10 people)

Please book in advance by email with your name and contact details


Space A, 3F Musashino Place 2-3-18 Sakaiminami-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo (access)

One-minute walk from Musashisakai station of JR Chuo Line and Seibu Tamagawa line