NPO法人 あっちこっち

What We Do

Acchi Cocchi connects artists who want to deliver arts and people who want to appreciate arts.

International Interaction Programs through Art:

Cooperative projects with international artists from Japan and all over the world. We coproduce workshops for children, projects at the disaster devastated regions, international educational music festivals and other projects with organizations and groups around the world.

Workshops for children to enjoy art through playful time:

It is important for children to have a good first impression before experiencing. Would you like your children to experience the process of how artists create their works? We plan and produce workshops so children can enjoy art and music all at once with young artists.

Concerts at the disaster devastated regions:

We have been visiting the tsunami and earthquake devastated Tohoku regions in Japan every month since 2011 right after the disasters and providing live music concerts, handmade sweets and coffee to the afflicted people.
Our aim is to connect the people of Yokohama and the devastated regions and to bring cheer and smile to the people through art and music.

Café Concerts of authentic classical music for the communities:

Please feel cozy by enjoying the coffees and handmade sweets before the concerts, and enjoy singing songs, playing musical instruments and interaction with the artists at the KIZUNA Café Concerts.
We will visit and hold the concert at care facilities such as elderly homes, therefore people who are not able to go outside but want to enjoy art can have a pleasant time at our KIZUNA Café Concerts.
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What is Acchi Cocchi?

Acchi Cocchi means here and there in Japanese. Acchi Cocchi delivers music and art created by young talented artists
to many places in Japan and throughout the world.
Only 5% of the Artist and Musician continue in their professions after graduation from universities in Japan.
Acchi Cocchi is supporting the talented young artists, and delivering art from Japan to the world.

History of Acchi Cocchi:

August 2011:
Established in Yokohama as a citizen organization to promote social actions. Acchi Cocchi is hosting the Café Concerts every month at the earthquake and tsunami tide devastated regions in Tohoku Japan together with artists to support and cheer up the local people. Since the first Café Concert at the devastated town in Miyagi right after the disaster, Acchi Cocchi has been visiting Miyagi every month. Started another monthly Café Concerts at Fukushima from February 2014.
December 2012:
Hosting and organizing the first Workshop to connect the local children, parents and young artists from diverse fields.
July 2013:
Attended the Power-Up Seminar of the Yokohama Change Maker’s Camp for the Social Business Operators.
August 21, 2013:
Acchi Cocchi was registered as non-profit-making organization.
January 2014:
The first KIZUNA Café Concert at elderly home. The aim of the KIZUNA Café Concerts is to connect the elderly people and their families as well as the elderly homes and the communities.
July 2014:
Supported the management of the Bernstein Memorial Festa hosted by the Pacific Music Festival Organization (PMF), Sapporo Japan.
November 2014:
Made a speech at the Yokohama Women Business Festa hosted by Yokohama City.
February 2015:
Made a speech about Art and Philanthropy at TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama.
May 2015:
Will cohost the workshops with Polyglot Theatre, an Australian art company, to connect the nurseries, elementary school children, elderlies and the communities of the tsunami devastated Minami Sanriku Town, Japan.
July 2015:
Will support the management of the Music Masters Course (MMCJ), Yokohama Japan.
February 2016:
Gave a group presentation of “What Can an Art Workshop do for Kids?” at TPAM.
June 2016:
Authorized as Certified Nonprofit Organization Acchi Cocchi.

Board Members:

Mikako Atsuchi
Graduated from the Piano Course, Music Department, Musashino Academia Musicae. Worked for KAJIMOTO Co, a classical music management company, for twenty years. Worked as the manager of artists, as well as involved in planning, producing and managing music concerts and festivals. Worked with many great artists from around the world and learned much from them.
Vice President:
Masayo Takebayashi
Director General of NPO Yufu, an organization promoting the reduction of trash at events.
Board Member:
Mai Tamura
English translator.
Tomoko Watanabe
President of Tomo Creations Co., LTD.
Social actions through art.
61-5 Nishi Takenomaru, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 231-0852 Japan
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