TAKEDA Riki "Textbook cafe"

Mar. 28, 2020 - Apr. 5, 2020

Former Omiya Library 1F

Annex Sight:1F

Riki Takeda dressed as a "cafe clerk", A "textbook cafe" where you can freely read textbooks of Japanese elementary schools after the war, will be held at the Former Omiya Library.

Photo:Kenji Seo

Work summary

Postwar Japanese elementary school textbooks arranged in a library that has completed its role. These are what Takeda has widely called and collected. At the entrance of the cafe, the audience orders coffee and other drinks from a cafe clerk dressed as Takeda et al., And is given a free book by the clerk, who can freely browse the textbooks. A dialogue between the audience's words left in the free book and Takeda et al.'S "cafe clerk" creates a space to think widely about "what is education / learning.

Date and time

19:30 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
19:30 on Saturday, May 16, 2020
19:30 on Sunday, May 17, 2020
〈3 performances in total〉
*Reception starts 30 minutes before the start.


Former Omiya Library 3F Free reading room
(2-1-1 Takahanacho,Omiya-ku,Saitama City)
(15 minutes walk from the East Exit of Omiya station)

Cast / Staff



Cafe clerk

Riki Takeda, Tabito Fujiwara, and others

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