Friday, February 27, 2015

[REPORT] Omocha no Hako Flat Kids Concert

I visited the Omocha no Hako Flat Kids Concert at Yokohama-shi Seishonen Koryu Center (Youth Exchange Center of the city of Yokohama) near Nogeyama Zoo. 

It was the last concert in 2014 season and there were many families with young children. Omocha no Hako members played various music and songs from classic music to Japanese songs. Chidren also played music together with little musical instruments. 

Children were rather calm when there was a music! I heard some sang together. I think they liked the music. 

Here is the schedule of the Flat Kids Concert in 2015 season.

1. April 24th (FRI) 10:30-11:30  Season's songs, finger play, craft, etc.
2. May 22nd (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Kids' Concert
3. June 26th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Season's songs, finger play, craft, etc.
4. July 24th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Season's songs, finger play, craft, etc.
5. September 25th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Kids' Concert
6. October 30th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Halloween Party
7. Nover 27th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Season's songs, finger play, craft, etc.
8. December 18th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Kids' Christmas concert
9. January 22nd (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Season's songs, finger play, craft, etc.
10. February 26th (FRI) 10:30-11:30 Kids' Concert

*Reservation by telephone to Yokohama-shi Seishonen Koryu Center (045-241-0673/ FAX 045-242-0959), from the 20th of the previous month of each concert.

Charge: ¥500/family each time
Target: Babies and toddlers (Pre-K) and their caretaker(s). First 15 families.

*Some members speak English or other foreign language(s). 

They also have a lunch concert on 4th Thursday at Seikatsu Sozo Kukan Nishi. 
12:00-12:25 and 12:50-13:15
Free of charge and you can come with a stroller. It's a baby-friendly place.

Please check out their blog
and our previous post on them.

Basic rules at their concert
-When you need to leave the room, please do during the interval.
It's natural that babies and kids start to cry or get noisy. If you need to leave the room, please do during the interval unless your child(ren) cries too loud for musicians to continue playing.
-No food and no drinks in the room.
Please feed your child(ren) (and/or yourself) outside the room when necessary. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

[MUSIC] Music Group "Omocha no Hako" : Concerts for Young Kids

"Omocha no Hako(おもちゃのはこ)"is a group of music teachers or musicians found in Nishi ward in 2005. They hold mainly classic music concerts with piano, violin and vocal for people from all age groups (0 year old to elderly). You can come with your baby and don't have to leave even when your baby started to cry. They can also arrange a visit concert to your place, school etc. Please send e-mail to them for more information.

Here is their blog:

And their coming concerts are:

Seikatsu Sozo Kukan Nishi Lunch Concert by Omocha no Hako vol.61
1F Lobby
14-40 Hamamatsu-cho, Nishi-ku
One minute on food from Nishi Yokohama Station, Sotetsu Line
February 26th, 2015
First part: 12:00-12:25
Second part: 12:50-13:15
Admission Free
Babies and toddlers welcome. You bring in your stroller.

Flat Kids Concert "A New Spring is Coming"
Yokohama-shi Seishonen Koryu Center (Free Flat Nogeyama)
2F Music Room
25 Oimatsu-cho, Nishi-ku
Charge: 500 yen (free for elementary school students and under)
Target: Preschool kids
Reservation required. Closed when it's full.
Signing in by telephone (Seishonen Koryu Center: 045-241-0673)