IMM Tokyo

Immigration Museum Tokyo (IMM Tokyo)

Immigration Museum Tokyo is an art project that focuses on the daily lives of people living in Japan with roots overseas. Although IMM Tokyo is called a "museum," it does not have any facilities, and has been moving from place to place in Adachi City—including vacant stores, churches, and old houses—while developing exhibitions and events that allow visitors to experience whatever IMM Tokyo has available at the time. IMM Tokyo is held as a part of “Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju - Connecting through Sound Art”.

[Click here for IMM Tokyo’s official website]

Production and Supervision: Shigeaki Iwai

Artist; Director, Immigration Museum Tokyo

Based on his research of the environment and communities in specific areas both in Japan and abroad, Shigeaki Iwai creates multimedia artwork that has been presented mainly at international exhibitions and artist-in-residences. Since the 1990s, Iwai has been researching the state of multiculturalism in Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. Since 2010, he has been directing the project-based Immigration Museum Tokyo. Alongside these activities, Iwai is involved in various other activities from his base of Akita, including his involvement in establishing the Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts at Akita University of Art, in addition to advocating for henkyō (border) art. Iwai is a professor at Akita University of Art and a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju - Connecting through Sound Art

“Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju - Connecting through Sound Art” is a project which runs a variety of art programs under the theme of “sound” in cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture); Tokyo University of the Arts (the Faculty of Music and the Graduate School of Global Arts); OTOMACHI PROJECT (NPO); and Adachi City.


THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION, The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences, Fukutake Foundation, TOKYO GEIDAI “I LOVE YOU” project"

* Tokyo Artpoint Project is an initiative of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture as part of Arts Council Tokyo, which aims to create and disseminate the diverse charms of Tokyo through art projects involving local communities and citizens.