BUCKLE KOBO

Transforming an Ironworks into a Creative Hub at Keihinjima, Tokyo's Final Frontier

About the Project

By transforming an ironworks in Keihinjima, Tokyo's final frontier, into an open-access art factory, we will communicate new forms of culture emanating from the surrounding Bay Area.

What is Keihinjima?

Welcome to Keihinjima! Located just a stone's throw from Haneda Airport, this manmade island is an enormous industrial belt with only one resident.
This project will convert an ironworks on the island (at 2-11-7 Keihinjima, Ota-ku, Tokyo) into an open-access art factory.
The first floor of the two-story factory (300 m2) will house an open-space art factory where various processing work can be performed, and the second floor will be reserved for offices and ateliers where artists can stay and create.
The project will also collaborate with collective creative spaces in other countries around the world.

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A Source of International Cultural Communication!

New York's Soho and Dumbo, London’s East End, and Beijing's 798 District are examples of industrial districts that have a history of being developed by the creativity of artists and transformed into cultural hubs attract tourists from all over the world.
Tokyo, however, has no place with such a history.
The expansive space and resources the Bay Area offers will make possible what is impossible to achieve elsewhere in Tokyo.
This untouched frontier has the potential to breathe new life into Tokyo.

The start-up of this project was supported by crowdfunding.
special thanks: Kohei Matsushita, gallery COEXIST-TOKYO, EARTH PLUS. Inc, Kazuo Fumieda

Origin of BUCKLE KÔBÔ

This art studio will hold a variety of events and programs centered on the workshops and encompassing the surrounding environment. With a vision to connect the various resources dotting the coastal belt to form a creative hub in Tokyo, we named the studio "BUCKLE KÔBÔ".

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SERVICE PLAN

*The following prices include taxes.

Member registration

5,400yen

BASIC

BUCKLE KOBO USER

Basic planMonthly

10,800yen

Basic planYearly

108,000yen

For studentMonthly

8,640yen

For studentYearly

86,400yen

OPTION

Special Support

Support by artists 5,400yen/1h (without cost)
Production by artist 7,540yen/1h (without cost)

Storage Service

per 1 cubic meter 5,400yen/1month *please ask the detail

Space Rental

1st floor 54,000yen/3h~ *please ask the detail
*86,400yen/6h~

For Photo shooting/Filming

Photo shooting 21,600yen/1h
Filming 32,400yen/1h
Minimum hour 5h

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CONTACT

Weahouse TERRADA BUCKLE KÔBÔ Project
2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002

ACCESS

BUCKLE KÔBÔ
2-11-7 Keihinjima, Oota-ku, Tokyo 143-0003