14 MAY 2020

Afterwork #2: An evening between skateboarding and Tokyo's electronic scene

For this second opus, the Museum invites you to plunge into the contemporary city of Tokyo with exceptional guests!

On the programme:

  • Discussion with Pierre Fratter-Bardy: Skateboarding and Tokyo

Pierre Fratter-Bardy, who oversees the introduction of new sports at the Olympic Games – including skateboarding in Tokyo – will be on hand to answer your questions. Learn how skateboarding went from underground discipline to Olympic sport, and why it will be making its debut in Japan!

7-8 p.m. – Galerie

  • Mini-visit of the “Sport X Manga” exhibition with a TOM coach

Delve right to the heart of the Olympic values in 20 minutes max. to discover the incredible influence of sports manga on Japanese society.

6-9 p.m., every half-hour – starts in TOM Café

  • Kendama workshop – with Kendama France

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Originally a simple game of skill, the Japanese equivalent of the classic cup-and-ball game has spawned a whole community of aficionados who face off in battles set to music. Put your skills to the test and try out the tricks you’ll learn from our instructors.

6-9 p.m. – Galerie

  • Kendama performance – by Kendama France

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Come along to watch these kendama battles – you’re the ones who decide who wins.

9-9.30 p.m. – Galerie

Come and enjoy a live performance by Kuniyuki Takahashi, a true pioneer of electronic music in Japan, and painter Akiko Nakayama. An immersive musical and visual experience, the likes of which have never been seen before in Switzerland!

9.30-11 p.m. – Galerie

Free access to all activities; food and drink sold separately.

At the TOM Café menu: a range of Japanese food and beverages to share with friends and family.