Project Title

ONE -Our New Episode-

The goal is to stage a festival that will transform society and encourage people to participate in the cultural programme through joint creation.

Based on the theme “From a co-created festival to a society transformed together” the festival will encourage people from all walks of life to interact with each other and create new relationships while taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

We hope that the new relationships forged through the festival will leave a future legacy for people and society in the form of mutual creation.

Creative Director

Kenji Kohashi

Kenji Kohashi

I believe that the spirit of wa that Japan inherently possesses envisages harmonious unity.
Nevertheless, since we are pressured to conform while growing up, at present we find ourselves living in a society in which it is quite difficult for us to accept others or even accept our true selves.
Be that as it may, if we look at things at the cellular level, we find that we all have the same basic human nature, and our bodies are composed of the same physical materials.
Although it may be true that a single event cannot accomplish all that much, learning to achieve harmony by blending various individualities through things like an orchestra represents a process whereby we can learn about others while also learning about ourselves. And hopefully that will contribute to producing a society in which we can mutually appreciate each other.


Human Orchestra

Let’s come together and create a harmony such as never been heard before, in which everyone, be he or she can express his or her unique individuality while interacting with other members of the orchestra.

Event Overview


August 2020 Paralympics transition period



「ONE -Our New Episode-
presented by Japan Airlines
in KANAGAWA 2019」

What kind of story will you tell
in order to create inclusive society?

Kickoff Event for 2020 held in Kanagawa

Free Participation

  • Date/Time
    Sunday 6 October, 2019
  • Venue
    Nihon Odori, in front of Kanagawa Prefecture Hall
  • Organizer
    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
    Kanagawa Prefecture

※In the prefectural office building, there are the restroom for everyone with ostomate equipment, the restroom for wheelchair and cots (baby cots) that can change diapers for children.


Stage Program

Panel Discussion & Keynote Speech by Author Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto*, etc.
*Director of both the Association for Corporate Support of the Arts & Nisseikiso Research Institute

EVENT 1 Special Performance

◯Dancing with a Prosthetic Leg - Koichi Omae puts on a dance performance

Dancing with a Prosthetic Leg - Koichi Omae puts on a dance performance

◯Para Athlete - A performance
by Tomoki Suzuki

EVENT 2 Hands-on Content

◯Wheelchair VR Racer
Visitors can experience wheelchair parasports VR (Virtual Reality) and other activities using the latest technology.

Wheelchair VR Racer

◯Test Ride for the Latest Personal Mobility Devices
Regardless of whether or not they use a wheelchair, anyone can enjoy a test ride in this exposé of the newest personal mobility technologies.

Test Ride for the Latest Personal Mobility Devices

EVENT 3 Live Performance

Masatane Muto, from WITH ALS General Incorporated Association WITH ALS, will light up the venue with music and visuals controlled solely by the movements of his eyes using a special DJ/VJ system that developed after he was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

※EYE VDJ Masatane Muto, who was scheduled to appear at the event, can no longer appear due to various reasons.

◯Safari Park Duo Jazz Live
This small jazz unit is comprised of an older sister (20) and younger brother (15) pair. The duo was presented with the Grand Prix Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the 4th Annual National Family Music Competition in Yokaichi.

Safari Park Duo Jazz Live

EVENT 4 Workshops

In the spirit of living in harmony with disabilities, these programs will bring you to new realizations with hands-on activities that make use of your body to express yourself. We hope you join us!

Workshop 1
The Future of Language Workshop

Participants won’t be able to see, hear, or speak as they’re tasked with communication activities! By using touch and a few “tools,” you will share your thoughts and develop a new and improved way for the world to communicate!

The Future of Language Workshop
  • Date
    Oct 6, 2019 (Sun) 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Venue
    Kanagawa Prefecture Hall, “Large Meeting Room”
    (Address:Kanagawa-ken Yokohama-shi Naka-ku Nihon Odori 1)
  • Contents
    Take on the challenge of introducing yourself and playing party games like Shiritori and Telephone without the use of sight, sound, or speech
  • Capacity
    30 people (lottery selection if many applicants)
  • How to Apply
    List URL (accepting applications 9/17)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Organizer(s)

Workshop 2
The Sloppy Nonsense Workshop

Swing on by the amazingly haphazard dance party of a messy Martian who loves to dance! No skills, no problem! This role-playing game will change and expand your sense of balance to make real impacts on your body!

  • Date
    Oct 6, 2019 (Sun) 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Venue
    Kanagawa Prefecture Hall, “Large Meeting Room”
    (Address:Kanagawa-ken Yokohama-shi Naka-ku Nihon Odori 1)
  • Contents
    ・Make the music come alive with the sloppiest dance moves that will change your body’s balance
  • Capacity
    20 people (lottery selection if many applicants)
  • How to Apply
    List URL (accepting applications 9/17)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Organizer(s)
    Naomi Shimotsukasa (DOROBO TAISAKU Light), Reframe Lab

【Attention】Please apply on the Kanagawa Prefecture Official Homepage after reading and agreeing with the notes below.
・For applicants who are minors, please receive permission from your legal guardian before applying. In the case of minors, applications will only be accepted from those who have received permission from a legal guardian.
・Personal information provided by the applicant will only be used by the event operations office in I&S BBDO inc. after contacting and receiving confirmation from the applicant. Personal information collected herein will not be provided to 3rd parties without just cause.
・We ask attendees to wear clothing that is easy to move around in on the day of the event.
・As the event will be covered by both sponsors and news media outlets, please be aware that attendees’ images may be reflected on camera. (If this is unacceptable, please inform reception of this information on the day of the event)
・The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Kanagawa Prefecture will not acquire, retain, or use personal information related to this project. For details on the handling of personal information for this project, please check here. (※Go to an external website from here.)

Transportation Access



10 min. by foot from Kannai Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku – Negishi Line and Yokohama Municipal Subway
Just in front of the Prefectural Office Entrance (Kenchoguchi) exit at Nihon-odori Station on the Minatomirai Line


Get off at the Honcho 1-chome or Nihon-odori Eki Kencho Mae bus stop Get off at the Yokohama Zeikan (Yokohama Customs) Mae bus stop (only on No.26 Municipal Bus (shiei basu) Route) 

Around 15 minutes from Yokohama Station Higashiguchi (East Exit) Bus Terminal
[Platform No. 1] Municipal Bus Route No. 26
[Platform No. 2] Municipal Bus Routes 8, 58
About 5 minutes from the Sakuragicho Ekimae Bus Terminal
[Platform No. 1] Kanachu Bus Route 11, Municipal Bus Route 26
[Platform No. 2] Municipal Bus Routes 8, 58
[Platform No. 3] Municipal Bus Routes 21, 158