Kobishiya Chube (Syun Kojima, Ryo Kojima), “Roppongi base camp illuminated by lanterns” Meetings in Town

Kobishiya Chube workshop

○Light of Time (Outside studio and participatory decoration)
5/26(Sat) 10:00 - 24:00, 5/27(Sun) 10:00 - 18:00

○Lantern! Lantern! (Installation)
Lighting: 5/26(Sat) 16:30 - 24:00, 5/27(Sun) 17:00 - 18:00

○Experience for Apperentice
5/26(Sat) (1)11:30, (2)20:00, (3)22:00
5/27(Sun) (4)11:30, (5)14:00, (6)16:00
* 60 minutes for each session.Pre application is required.

○Let’s create the scenes of the future! (Workshop for making Mini lantern)
5/26(Sat) 14:00 - 15:30
* Pre application is required.
Mikawadai Park
* Please check on the official website for details.
Kobishiya Chube's workshop comes at a park in Roppongi. Kojima brothers make paper lanterns as same style as their workshop in Kyoto, dressing the park with gentle lights. There will be also a workshop that participants can be apprentice of lantern craftsmen and participants can make mini lanterns. Once it gets dark, a light installation will be held using the different sizes of lantern that Kojima brothers and the participants make. Please enjoy the world and atmosphere of lanterns that has been continuing from the past, present and future.


Kobishiya Chube (Syun Kojima, Ryo Kojima)

Kojima Shoten is a paper lantern maker in Kyoto which was established in the early 19th century during the Edo period. Syun Kojima is the eldest son and Ryo Kojima is the second son born into the family that has traditionally made paper lanterns using the “jibari” method. In 2011, the Kojima siblings revived the business name “Kobishiya Chube” which was the initial name of the lantern maker; under this name, they are offering new types of lanterns that incorporate fresh ideas.