Meet, express, and have a relationship, generously
Having roots in the community, Cocoroom is creationg opportunities of meeting people with different backgrounds, expressing and studying each other. Through living, work, and the relationship, we go on with our activity respecting each other to live honesty and connecting to society. We hope there will be much occasion for people of meeting and therefore, we are pretending to be a cafe or a hotel. We are not doing anything of a profession, but cooking, cleaning up, planning events, doing office work, and sometimes cooperating with other organizations. You might get into an awkward situation at times. When you are in it, let’s breathe deeply and be generous. Things sometimes do not go well, but let’s move on for another nice meeting.
Life like a theater in Cocoroom
Everyday “Cocoroom Show”
We have lots of unplanned events; everyday life at Cocoroom is like a TV show or human drama performed together by funny staffs, various guests and locals. Visitors often use our space for a book club, music live, art performance etc…
Kama Gei (Kamagaki University of Arts)
Since 2012, Kama Gei (Kamagasaki University of Arts) has offered a wide range of courses such as astronomy, philosophy, art, poetry, music, geology, gamelan (Indonesian instrument) etc. It’s for free to anyone (donation welcome!).
Street Medical Clinic
Once a month, at the entrance of Cocoroom, nurses, dentists, and dental hygienists provide medical care and advice for free.Nightwatch for the homeless.
Nightwatch for the homeless
With tea, rice balls and letters prepared in the evening, we do the nightwatch for homeless people from 8pm. Afterwards, we have a brief meeting to discuss the issue of homelessness.
School of Poetry
The manager of Cocoroom, Kanayo Ueda, has organised the poem making workshop since 2002. Once a month at Outenin. You meet people, listen to others and make a poem. Fee is 1,000 yen (If you are in an economically difficult situation, let us know).
The club is held randomly to make and enjoy the shortest type of poems, Haiku.
Study Tour "Exploring Kamagasaki"
We organise a study tour focusing on the history and the current situation of the local area, Kamagasaki. Hopefully it enables you to think about your neighbourhood.