It take an minute from Tokyo metro, Hirosue-cho station. 3331 Arts Chiyoda is the art center that renovated closed junior highschool. Creators lived some rooms and they started redecolating class rooms into the art galarry, shops and cafe&bar. The entrance which faces the park is open for everyone as the community space.
In the corner of the floor, you can find the rest room for parents and children which is filled with the full of hospitality. This space was renovated by the collaboration with “kodomo project”, that creates many products which fulfill mothers’ wants. The floor of this rest room is filled by the new type of tatami made in Japan. This tatami is designed to make a good harmony with modern buildings. In here, parents and children can play with toy or reading picture books. Also there’s a nursing room next to the tatami room.
Tatami for children is made from rush from Kyushu, the part of Japan. Therefore it is safe even for babies.
The Rest Room for Parents and Children plays a role as the base of the movement of ‘kaekko’. Anyone can bring any toys that are not used anymore and change them into “kaeru point” that you can use anywhere in the world. Then you can get toys by using these points. They sometimes have “kaekko” events, so please check it out through SNS.
You can also enjoy the arts of Koshi Fuji, the inventor of kaekko.
Because this building is closed to the residential place, you might see mothers push strollers or children doing their homework in that place.
Mr. Itaba, a PR manager, says “Children come from overseas also like tatami place. Although children cannot communicate through language, they sometime set some rules and play games together.” It’s great to feel the atmosphere of old Japanese school, enjoy Japanese traditional tatami and find daily life of Japanese people. If you get tired, please drop here and take a rest in 3331, the oasis in the crowded metropolis.
Please visit museum shop too! There are many items that might be the perfect choice for souvenir!
There are many items that might be good for gifts.
- NAME：3331×Kodomo no Tatami Oyako Kyukei-Shitsu
- ADDRESS：6-11-14, Arts Chiyoda, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
- OPEN：From 10:00AM to 7:00PM ※3331 Arts Chiyoda is opened by 9:00PM
- CLOSE：None ※Conform to the closed day of 3331 Arts Chiyoda
- TEL：+81-3-6803-2441 ※secretariat of 3331 Arts Chiyoda
- 3331 Arts Chiyoda HP：http://www.3331.jp/
Facility introduction HP：http://www.3331.jp/floor/101.html