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“Meet the Artists” Workshop Series
Sakai Masayo’s Workshop “Playing with Water: Explore Maurice Ravel’s Jeux d’eau

Conducted online, in Japanese

Watch the video recapping the “Meet the Artists” series on YouTube!
Video Recapping the “Meet the Artists” Series

“Have you ever really taken a good look at the water?”
“Have you ever closely listened to the sound that water makes as it plays its sound?”
“Have you ever imitated the movement of water, using your body?”
In this workshop, participants will explore the world within Jeux d’eau, the musical work of composer Maurice Ravel, and envision the movement of water by using “sound.”
It will be an artistic experience where you can imagine what it would feel like to be water specifically by using sound.

[What you need to do/prepare before the day of the Workshop]

1. Take a really close look at the water.

2. The Museum will be sending a “Playing with Water” kit to the participants prior to the Workshop, so be sure to use the items to help you closely observe and listen to the water, and record your findings!

[Activities planned for the day (TBD)]

・ Participants share their mutual findings about water.

・ The story of Ravel, a composer who used sound as a means to envision water.

・ Imitate the movement of water!

・ The story of the River God tickled by water.

* Note that these activities are subject to change, depending on how the day progresses.

[What to prepare]

Send an audio or video recording of something related to water (such as rain, puddles, rivers, fountains, the bathtub, swimming pools), within one (1) minute in length in data (digital formatting) to the Mori Art Museum before the Workshop.

Sakai Masayo (Musician)
Date & Time
14:00-16:00, Sunday, June 6, 2021
From 7 to 10 years old
Booking Period
Friday, April 30 - 24:00, Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Results of the Lottery
Results of the lottery will be sent to each person via e-mail by Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

- Be sure to prepare for the workshop beforehand as specified above.
- Attend the Workshop with a parent or guardian.
- For this program, we will be using “Zoom,” a web-based video conferencing system. To attend this event, please have your computer or tablet ready with the “Zoom” app installed beforehand.
- Zoom ID provided to join in this workshop is for the participant only. Do not share with the other persons.
- Review the instructions on the Zoom Video Communications, Inc.’s website listed below and test the connection. Please check whether you can hear the sound in advance.
- See this information for how to use “Zoom.”

Our Requests (to Participants):

- Please leave your device’s camera on whenever possible while attending this program, as this makes it easier for everyone to see their reactions mutually, making the program flow more smoothly.
- For protection of your privacy, we’d urge you NOT to use your real name or your full name as your “Zoom” username. Change your username to your first name only, or use a nickname or some other name. You will be able to change your username while attending the program.
- Note that we will be recording video and images of this video conferencing during the Workshop program; and these contents may be reposted on the official websites of Mori Building Co., Ltd. and/or Mori Art Museum, our social media channels or any other promotional/publicity media, among other places. If you do not wish to be included in these video or photo contents, please turn your device’s camera off.
- Please refrain from taking audio/video recordings or photos of the session contents, including those of the participants, unless you are given permission to do so during the session.
- Participants who exhibit unruly behaviors may be asked to leave the session.
- Also note that the recordings of this program may be used in the works of Sakai Masayo, the musician who leads this Workshop; or in materials like publications, websites and publicity-related activities by those connected with said artist.

About “Meet the Artists” Workshop Series

From its very beginnings, Mori Art Museum has catered to visitors of all ages via a range of initiatives that include exhibition viewings for schools, and artist-led workshops for preschoolers, elementary and middle school-age children. In May 2020, the Museum launched “LEARNING ONLINE” as part of the “MAM Digital” online program, and the “Meet the Artists” project series is designed to be a new, long-term component of “LEARNING ONLINE.” In each edition of the series, participants will be able to meet the artist and/or curator online, and converse with them directly in their own words. The aim will be to offer a fulfilling art experience digitally, in addition to the real-life, physical experience of art in the museum space. Though “Meet the Artists” may not be accessible in a real space, it will doubtless serve as a wonderful opportunity to expand our world together, through the power of imagination.

Sakai Masayo

Completed her musical studies at Toho Gakuen School of Music (Piano major). She has devoted herself to chamber music, and has played in many different ensembles, ranging from duo and Lied accompaniment to piano quintet. She also worked closely with Michael Spencer (Violinist, Facilitator, Educator) acting as an assistant facilitator, interpreter and coordinator. Through this work, she has expanded her career into community-engaged works and educational programming through music.
She started, in 2018, Tokyo University of the Arts open course entitled “Geidai Musitanz,” encouraging a new form of play combining classical music and bodily expression. Through “Atelier Musitanz” (part 1 of the practical education offered via the “Meeting Arasumi!,” a cultural arts promotional project at universities subsidized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan), Sakai works together with the Adachi, Sumida and Taito wards of Tokyo to develop music programs that deal with the issues faced by each ward; and she is involved in training programs for art facilitators and coordinators. Currently an Assistant Professor of the Graduate School of Global Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts.

Sakai Masayo
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Mori Art Museum
Planning by
Learning, Mori Art Museum
Planning Advisor
Sakai Masayo (Musician)

Notes on Bookings

  • Please note that speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Please note that a reply E-mail will be sent to you after submitting the form. If you do not receive the reply E-mail, please contact us.
  • For bookings, one E-mail address is required per group.

Notes on Personal Information

  • Personal information acquired and retained by Mori Art Museum on the website will be used and managed according to the privacy policy of our company.
  • Booking forms use SSL encryption to protect your private information.
  • Registrants will receive “MAM NEWS (Mori Art Museum Mail Magazines)” that deliver the latest news and information about the Mori Art Museum.
Booking Period
2021.4.30 [Fri] - 5.18 [Tue]
Online program using Zoom (video conferencing/meeting)
15 (booking required, attendees chosen by lottery)
* Results of the lottery will be sent to each person via e-mail by Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Learning, Mori Art Museum
Kids & Family Programs
Elementary school children
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