COCOROOM is the information shop & cafe, managed by an art NPO, located in "Doubutsu-en mae ichiban gai" shopping street. They aim to link people to each other, to be the connection of arts with the society.The shop creates a comfortable and inviting atmosphere which unites people as a community. Cocoroom is open for travellers and provides a place they can feel welcome and at home.

University of the Arts, Kamagasaki

Kanayo Ueda is a poet and activist who has developed a whole programme of arts in Kamagasaki, a very isolated district of Osaka including music, calligraphy, Gamelan, art, theatre and a café (Cocoroom).