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 excluding taxes.

Artist Studio Use

*Your application will be reviewed.

Member registration

5,000yen

BASIC PLAN

12,000yen/month

STUDENT PLAN

10,800yen/month

OPTION

Storage/1m³ 5,400yen/month
*Please ask the detail

Space Rental

Floor Use Plan

10:00-21:00 (11h)
Mon- Fri 120,000yen
Sat, Sun, Hol 150,000yen

For Photo shooting/Filming

Photo shooting 20,000yen/h
Filming 30,000yen/h
Minimum hour 5h

*Please ask for more information.

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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