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2019 Gakumachi Collaboration Project Gakumachi NEWS!

We introduce the efforts of the 2019 Gakumachi Collaboration Project.

The "Learning Town Collaboration Project" recruits projects in which universities and students work together with the local community to create attractive communities and solve local issues, and provides subsidy support for excellent initiatives. We would like to inform you about this year's initiatives.

【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association (7th !!!!!!)

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Ippuku Family Uzu Event "New Year Gathering" Participation Report Click here for the report

【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association (6th !!!!!)

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Smile Bazaar, Regional Information Signboard Renewal Meeting, Morning Market
Activity Report Click here for the report Participation in the University Regional Cooperation Summit Activity Report Click here for the report  


【Activities】Kyoto Sangyo University Mirai Transmission Station Omusubi ~Shizuhara Support Team~

On Saturday, November 9, we visited the "Mirai Transmission Station Omusubi ~Shizuhara Support Team~" "Once Upon a Time Agricultural Experience Event 1st".

"Soikal from Shizuhara ~Dissemination of Kyoto Soybean Food Culture~" focuses on the important food culture of Japan, "washoku", among them, "soybeans", which are the raw materials of yuba, tofu, and miso, which are indispensable for Kyoto cuisine, and with the aim of local production for local consumption of soybeans and passing on food culture, we will cultivate Kyoto soybeans "Otsuru", hold events related to soybeans, and develop products together with people in the Shizuhara area. We are engaged in activities aimed at disseminating the attractiveness of soybeans and improving their status.

At the "Once Upon a Time Farming Experience Event", you can experience harvesting ~ threshing of giant crane soybeans.
Before heading to the farm where we could experience harvesting, we were guided to the 1st ~ 7th farms where we usually work. The members who guided us this time are first-year students, and it has only been about half a year since they started their activities, but while going around each farm, "It is difficult to make ridges (a place where the soil is raised in a long and narrow line to make crops in the field)", "We grow winter vegetables here", "This place is in the shadow of the mountains, the sun is short, and the drainage is not good, so we are considering other uses". He said that there were many things he didn't know, but he explained it very reliably. Since they are active once a week, they seemed to know the local people, and they exchanged greetings and talked lightly. The blue T-shirt they wear when they participate in activities also seems to play a role in spreading the word.

When we arrived at the farm where we could experience harvesting, in addition to the members, international students from Kyoto Sangyo University participated and worked on the project. The harvest time for soybeans is when the stems, leaves, and pods turn brown and dry. As the members told me, when I grabbed the stem and pulled it, it came out smoothly and easily. This was dried for a week, and in the second session of the next week's experience session, it was said that they would threshing using the foot rowing threshing machine that they used once upon a time in Shizuhara.

Soikal's Shizuhara Miso Project distributes seedlings of Otsuru soybeans to people on campus and nursing homes for the elderly to grow them. In February, we plan to invite them to a workshop to make miso using the Shizuhara method using soybeans grown by themselves. From now on, the first winter for the first-year students is coming. I was a little worried when I heard that snow would pile up, but I hope you will do your best against the cold!

【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association (5th !!!!)

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Elementary School Exhibition + Haunted House Preparation
Activity Report Click here for the report 3rd University Students × Children's Summit Activity Report Click here for the report Children's Photography Class Activity Report -ERR:REF-NOT-FOUND-Click here for the report

【Activities】Kyoto Tachibana University Society of Contemporary Business Urban Development Study Group (2nd!)

On Saturday, November 2nd, we visited the "Daigo Nakayama Danchi Ceramic Lantern" by the Kyoto Tachibana University Association of Contemporary Business Town Planning Study Group!

The Daigo Nakayama Housing Complex, now in its third year, is run by residents of the Daigo Nakayama Complex and students of Kyoto Tachibana University, and is held with the aim of promoting interaction among residents and promoting Kiyomizu-ware, which is concerned about the shortage of next-generation leaders.

At the main venue, Daigo Nakayama Park, students came up with a design with the theme of "Akiiro". Fresh green was drawn on the east side of the park, and red and yellow maples and fallen leaves were painted on the west side, expressing the arrival of autumn. In addition to the main venue, the assembly hall was designed in the image of a river and fish, and the front of the nursery school was designed to take advantage of the long road.

This year, people who live in a nearby welfare facility also came to see it, and I heard that some people could only see it from a car, so they set up a ceramic lantern area in a place that is easy to see even while riding in a car by ad-libbing.

In the Yamashina area, it seems that ceramic lantern events are held in two places in addition to the Nakayama Danchi, but among them, the candlelight stands out in the Nakayama Danchi and is beautiful. On this day, it was sunny, there was not much wind and the air was clear, and it was a perfect day for the pottern. It seems that they have been preparing for the entire Nakayama housing complex since a week ago, so it was really good that the weather was bothered.

At the main venue, there were taiko drum performances by nursery school teachers, calligraphy performances by students of Kyoto Tachibana University, and performances by brass bands. There was also a stamp rally where you could enjoy the lantern even more, and participants collected stamps from students dressed as Mario and other characters in each area. It seems that if you get all the stamps, you will also receive a wonderful gift.

Visitors to the venue said, "The weather on the lantern is just right at this time of year, so I'm happy to see beautiful things while walking," and "I've been looking forward to this event since I learned about it last year."

If you learned about this "Daigo Nakayama Danchi Ceramic Lantern" for the first time this year, please look forward to next year!

【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association (4th !!!)

On Friday, November 1, we visited the "Yatai Stall in Kino Festival" organized by Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association.

Normally, they are active at morning markets, summer festivals, and music festivals in the Uzu area, but on this day, they set up food stalls at Kyoto Seika University's school festival "Kino Festival" to promote the group's activities.

At the food stall, pork soup and batter candy with plenty of vegetables were sold.

When I went there, a first-year member of the Faculty of Humanities was working as a store keeper, and he said, "This year, due to the typhoon and weather in the Keihoku Uzu area, the harvest of vegetables was not very good, and I was worried until the last minute whether I could secure vegetables to use for pork soup." With the cooperation of the farmers, they managed to sell pork soup full of vegetables from Keihoku, such as radish and Chinese cabbage. I also had it, and the fresh vegetables were so delicious and the amount was so large that I was full.

When I asked if there was any origin of Keihoku about the neri candy, he said that there was nothing in particular (laughs), but he told me, "If it's inexpensive, the color is beautiful, and it's smooth, you can enjoy it for a surprisingly long time." Maybe it's because I'm used to putting up food stalls at summer festivals and music festivals. Why don't other organizations also consider it as a candidate when opening a store at some event?

After this, Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsuho Search Association is planning to hold a children's photo class and a parent-child smile collaboration event "Nikori Bazaar 2019" on Saturday, November 30.

"Smile Bazaar 2019" is planned by children in Uzu, and there are ghosts and shiki, so anyone can participate, so please come and visit it!

【Activities】Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours

On Sunday, October 27, we visited the "Bus Tour Photo Exhibition in Mukojima Festival" by Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours.

"Kyoto Bunkyo University Bus Tours" conducts a one-day bus tour about five times a year that can be easily participated directly from one's residence, with the aim of taking elderly people who have not gone outside much and promoting interaction with the local community in Mukojima New Town, where the population is aging.

On this day, at the "Mukaijima Festival" held mainly in Mukaijima New Town Center Square, we held a photo exhibition of the bus tours we have conducted so far.

From the first tour in Fukui in 2013, when the activity began, to the one on Awaji Island on Tuesday, September 17 this year, a total of 25 tour photos were on display. The tour participants were well received, with around 20 people each time compared to the capacity of 25 people, and it was clear from the photos that they seemed to be having fun.

When we talked to the visitors, they were amazed! He has participated in all 25 times. He said, "I'm looking forward to the destination, but the most fun is to be able to talk with everyone while eating there."

A first-year member of the group said while looking at the photos, "People who lost their husbands and lived alone and tended to be blocked are gradually regaining their energy by participating in bus tours. I participated in the tour myself and seemed to have various things to feel.

Although he is a first-year student and the representative of this organization, although he has only participated in two tours, he had a good grasp of the contents of the tour from the first time to now, and he was worried about where to go next. "A place where you can go on a day trip just by bus and take a certain amount of time at your destination…" If you go there 25 times, it is quite difficult to run out of candidates. Since the participants are mainly elderly people, there are many points to be aware of, such as having fun without walking so much and having few stairs. Even so, it seemed to be fun to have the participants remember their faces and talk to them, and to think about various things, and he talked with people who often participate in the tour, saying, "Next time, after all, will it be on the Japan sea side~?"

The grandchildren of the people who participated in the tour also came to see the event, and I thought it would be good to hold a photo exhibition like this.

In addition to where to go, it seems that there is no end to thinking about gathering members, but it seems that they are moving forward little by little while doing it, so I am looking forward to their future activities!

【Activities】Kyoto Women's University Eriko Inoue Laboratory Takenosato and Shinbayashi Group (Takenosato Edition)

On Saturday, October 26, the "Takenosato Danchi Festa" was held at the meeting hall and plaza of the Takenosato Danchi.

There was a flea market in the square, and events such as herbarium making and relaxation were held in the assembly hall.

At the flea market, there was a circle of Kyoto Women's University with residents, and there was a fishing pond for children to catch handmade accessories, used books, and paper bags. The children seemed to be curious, "What's in it?" There are many children in the Takenosato housing complex, and they often participate in the monthly community café, and they talked to the students in a friendly manner. By the way, he secretly told me that the contents were stationery that was in the member's house.

The housing complex festa is mainly planned by students, but the residents suggested that they try making a herbarium at the community café held once a month. It seemed to be well received, and some people said, "It's the second time because it was fun." When I talked to the residents, they said, "There are many people who live [in the housing complex], but there is not much interaction, so I am very happy about this kind of opportunity and hope it will continue for a long time."
Despite these voices, there is no visible interaction between residents, so students conduct surveys to learn about residents' opinions and needs. One member said, "I sometimes have troubles, but I would be happy if the residents remembered their faces and talked to me."

In December, they are thinking of planning a project related to disaster prevention and child-rearing, which has been requested a lot!


【Activities】Ryukoku University-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Basin Project Team (2nd!)

On Friday, October 25, we observed the "Activity Reflection Meeting with Local Residents" held at Ryukoku University.

On this day, 13 students and teachers from Ryukoku University Junior College, who are members of the project team, and less than 10 local people participated in a review meeting on the Jizo Bon and related activities held in August.

First, two groups of students gave a PowerPoint presentation, and then all the students reflected on their efforts one by one.

Many of the members were from other prefectures, and some students started learning from "what is Jizo Basin?" In addition, while planning and running the program, many students felt the importance of looking at things objectively and from multiple perspectives because they felt the narrowness of their perspectives and the difficulty of communicating, and felt envious of the active exchange compared to their own hometown, and felt the warmth of the local people.

Local residents also talked about how the Jizo Bon Project started, and their impressions that "by joining the project, I had the opportunity to learn about the area where I live."

In the community, "disaster prevention activities" were sometimes held on Sunday, November 10, and the professor commented to the students and talked about the importance of disseminating the rules and knowing their faces in the event of a disaster.

It seems that some of the students found their dreams for the future by planning the Jizo Basin. Even if it is not a dream, what I learned and felt in this activity will surely be useful even after I go out into society, and it was such a reflection meeting that I hope that I will make full use of it!

【Activities】Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Halloween in West House Executive Committee

On October 20th (Sun) and 27th (Sun), we visited the "Lantern Workshop" and "Halloween Parade in West Temple" organized by the Halloween in West House Executive Committee.

"Halloween in Saiin" by members of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies aims to deepen exchanges and strengthen mutual ties between local residents, shops, and university students through the overseas culture of Halloween, taking advantage of being a university of foreign studies, and focusing on the large number of dual-income households, with the aim of creating a richer place for local children. We are mainly active in holding events related to Halloween.

On Sunday, October 20, we held a pumpkin lantern making workshop at AEON MALL Kyoto Gojo. It was very popular, and it seemed that the numbered tickets were distributed immediately. Many families with small children participated, and children were in charge of drawing faces on pumpkins, and the work of hollowing out the contents of the pumpkin and cutting out the drafted face with a knife was often passed on to adults. When it was completed, everyone was happily taking pictures. Some of the students told the students, "It's very good because there are not many opportunities like this!"

There were also members of the residents' association at the venue and talked with the student members. So, I was able to listen to the first episode of the business, and when I went to talk only about what we wanted to do, "I want to do such an event!" we were scolded… And. The members who had such an experience are now in their fourth year, and they seem to be thinking carefully about what is important in regional cooperation, such as listening to each other and having a win-win relationship.

On Sunday, October 27, the main event of this project, the Halloween Parade, was held. It was a fine day, and about 150 people participated in their favorite costumes, such as Kiki the witch's delivery service and Winnie the Pooh. There were people waiting with cameras on the sidewalk, and they seemed to enjoy themselves in various ways. At the Kyoto Family special stage at the finish line, there was a performance by the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Brass Band, which was even more exciting.

This year marks the fifth year of "Halloween in Saiin". There were years when the parade was canceled due to rain, but it seems that it is gradually becoming widely known to the local people. We look forward to seeing you in the future!


【Activities】Seian University of Art and Design, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Tachibana University Ryuganji Cultural Division Tera*Palmusu

On Saturday, October 19, we observed a live music performance and workshop by "Ryuganji Cultural Division Tera*Palumusu".

"Ryuganji Cultural Division Tera*Palumusu" is an organization that aims to convey the familiarity of Buddhist culture through idols based at Ryuganji Temple in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City. With the aim of making temples a place for interaction between local people and passing on Buddhist culture, we hold events such as Buddhism-themed music live performances and explanations of scriptures by the chief priest as an opportunity for people to visit temples on a daily basis.

On this day, we held a business trip live & workshop at Jokyoji Temple.

At the live performance, three idols danced and sang crisp dances. The lyrics also include Buddhist terms and combinations of sects and founders, and mothers who watched the live with their children said, "I thought it was just a live event, but I learned more than I expected." There were spectators of all ages, from children to the elderly, but when they said, "Together~!" they all happily imitated the choreography and were excited.

In the workshop, we introduced Buddhism. Each square contains various items from the birth of Buddha to the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, and those who caught the "training" grid actually practiced zazen. It seemed that both children and adults were able to become interested in Buddhism while having fun.

When I talked to the members, they said that although they had a fixed fan base due to the media coverage, they still had to work hard to make it known not only to a limited number of people but also to a wider range of people, and for local people to visit temples to become a daily occurrence! He was enthusiastic.

From the beginning of November, Ryuganji Temple holds the "Super Tenth Night Festival" in honor of the "Tenya Method" that is practiced by temples such as Tendai and Jodo Buddhism, and various events are held. Please take this opportunity to visit the temple!

【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsuho Search Association (3rd!!)

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Elementary school exhibition preparation + parent-child smiling mother meeting activity report Click here for the report Ippuku House Utsu morning market opening + simple smartphone class activity report Click here
for the report

【Activities】Kyoto Koka Women's University KOKA☆Orange Supporters

On Saturday, September 21, we visited the "KOKA☆Orange Salon @ Kyoto Koka Women's University" by KOKA☆Orange Supporters.

In the "KOKA☆Orange Project ~Let's support the "food" of the elderly and people with disabilities!~" by members of Kyoto Koka Women's University, we believe that food support and oral frailty prevention (prevention of oral function decline) are important issues that should be addressed in the community that will lead to solving nursing care problems. While conducting training to maintain eating function, they are working to spread the importance of this initiative.

About 20 elderly people participated in this year's Orange Salon, and the program was full of contents such as a magic show, preventive exercise and brain training, a talk from a dentist, exercises to train eating skills, and songs.

The members were in charge of the progress of the entire program, gymnastics and singing corners, and taught exercises that could be done while sitting, from neck and shoulder relaxation to exercises that moved the mouth and tongue. The methods of vocalization and singing were devised such as raising the pitch and lengthening the endings, and the participants worked hard to raise their voices and train their eating skills following the students' example.

During the break, "soft Japanese sweets" were served, and this time we had Mitarashi dumplings. When I ate it with a little nervousness, the taste was as delicious as the Japanese sweets I usually eat, and the texture was soft and easy to eat. You participated in the development of a new product again this year, and it seems that it will be completed soon, so I am very much looking forward to that as well.

The next KOKA☆Orange Salon will @京都光華女子大学を予定されています Saturday, November 9. After that, it is scheduled to be held in January and March, so I hope that this initiative will continue to spread!



【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsuho Search Association (2nd!)

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Click here
for the Keihoku Music Festa Activity Report Smartphone Classroom and Children's Summit Core Meeting Activity Report

【Activities】Kyoto University Taji Laboratory Higashikujo Town Development Team

On Wednesday, September 18, we visited the "Higashikujo Memory Map Making Hearing (2nd)".

In the "Map of Higashikujo and Memories" by the Higashikujo Town Development Team of the Taji Laboratory, Kyoto University, in light of the current situation where there are fewer storytellers who know the history of the Higashikujo area due to the aging of the population, we are interviewing and archiving the past state of the city, and are working to create a "map of memory" that local residents and people involved in the Higashikujo area can use as the basis for the future image of the region.

In this hearing, we heard from three people who have lived in Higashikujo for many years.

Arrange a map of the 1960s and the present, and ask, "What was the road like around here? When I asked a detailed question, he said, "There is a garden when you enter from this road…, the kitchen and toilet are shared", "Oh yes! The three of them were talking about the past while remembering. While listening to the stories, the members thought about how many years it was, and wrote down what they heard on the map one after another.

I was able to hear scenes that I have never seen today, and I had a very meaningful time. Although the content is not always positive, the members are working with the feeling that "we must thoroughly learn and accept the facts of the past and then envision the future image of the region," so I hope that they will continue their activities with that thought in mind.

After this, the Higashikujo Town Development Team will conduct further hearings, organize the information, and then actually create a map. I look forward to the completion of the "Map of Memories" and am very much looking forward to seeing how this map, which will serve as the foundation for the future image of the region, will be utilized.

【Activities】Kyoto Women's University Eriko Inoue Laboratory Takenosato and Shinbayashi Group (Shinbayashi Edition)

On Saturday, September 14, we visited the "Community Cafe" held at the Shinbayashi Danchi of the Kyoto Women's University Eriko Inoue Laboratory Takenosato Shinbayashi Group.

In the "Circle-like Autonomy Activities in Rakusai New Town" by members of the Eriko Inoue Laboratory of Kyoto Women's University, in the Takenosato housing complex, where there is no autonomous organization and the local community is diluted, based on the need for "human relationships that can help each other in the event of a disaster", each resident is good at and likes. They are working with the aim of tackling local issues through circle-like autonomy. This year, in addition to the Bamboo Village Housing Complex, which is celebrating its sixth year, activities have also begun at the Shinbayashi Danchi.

Community cafes are held every month at the meeting hall of the housing complex, and in September they were held on the 14th (Saturday) and 15th (Sunday). When I visited, three residents had already arrived, and it seemed that the conversation was lively with the students. After that, several people continued to visit.
When I talked to the members, they said that some of them did not show much understanding at the beginning of the initiative, and that they set up opportunities to talk many times, but now that a few months have passed, they have started to participate in the café and said that they feel that they are making progress little by little.
Wanting as many residents as possible to participate, handmade leaflets were not only posted on bulletin boards in the housing complex, but also posted house by house. The next day, there was a plan to make bookmarks using leaves at the café venue. I believe that the interaction of the residents has progressed along with the preparations for the autumn reading season.

On Saturday, October 26, it seems that a "Festa" will be held at the Takenosato complex. Flea markets and workshops are planned, and it seems that non-residents can participate, so please go there!


【Activities】Kyoto Sangyo University, Ryukoku University Satomachi Festival Executive Committee

At the Keihoku Satomachi Festival organized by the Satomachi Festival Executive Committee, students and adults from the Keihoku region play a central role in holding events such as summer festivals and Christmas parties in the region in order to create a place for interaction between Sato (Keihoku) and the town (in the city) and energize the region.

On Sunday, August 25th, I participated in the Satomachi Festival (summer festival)!

The venue for the summer festival is the Keihoku Satomachi Exchange Cafe "Koisaraku", which is located at the end of the JR Bus Takao / Keihoku Line, about 10 minutes by car further north from Shushan. About half of the participants were local residents and half from the city. In addition to the executive committee members, high school students attending local schools were active as staff, and we were entertained by a really rich program such as somen noodles, shaved ice, watermelon splitting, bingo tournaments, and fireworks. The ayu that the neighbors gave us was also grilled, and everything we ate in the nature of Keihoku was the most delicious. The children were shooting and yo-yo fishing handmade by high school students.

For this day, they held two meetings every month, but it seems that they wanted people living in the city to know about Keihoku and people living in Keihoku to know about the city, so they devised a way to hold the event once each in Keihoku and in the city.

The Keihoku region is experiencing a declining birthrate, aging population, and declining population. Some of the executive committee members were fourth-year working adults working in the local area, and most of my classmates were told that they would leave their hometowns to go to high school, university, or find employment. In such an environment, it seems that there are many people who participated in the "Satomachi Festival" when they were high school students who want to be involved again in some way even after graduating and becoming university students or working adults, so I hope that they will continue and that their feelings will spread more and more.

In an environment rich in nature, I was able to experience many things that I usually can't do in the city. If you couldn't participate this year, please join us next year and experience the charm of Keihoku!

【Activities】Bukkyo University Waku Waku Laboratory

On Friday, August 23, we visited the "Children's Science Class" by the "Waku Waku Laboratory" of the Hirata Seminar of the Faculty of Education, Bukkyo University. Once a month, seminar students conduct science experiments on elementary school students in the vicinity of the Kitano shopping street, and engage in community development activities in collaboration with the local community with the aim of transcending generational exchange and creating a place for children to belong.

This time, at a children's center near Bukkyo University, fossil replica making and static electricity experiments were conducted. The theme was "Fossil replicas, let's play with static electricity", and 30 children participated.

First, a fossil replica is made, and pink resin, which is often used in dentist tooth molding, is poured into a fossil mold of your choice, such as ammonite or trilobite. The children who saw the replica seemed to be surprised, "Is this the real thing?" The children made them under the guidance of the students and happily showed each other the replicas of the fossils they had created.

After making the replica, we experimented with static electricity using balloons and vinyl tape in the shape of octopus legs. Unfortunately, the heavy rain on that day made it difficult for static electricity to occur, but all the children were rubbing the balloons with their sweaters in order to somehow lift the vinyl tape.

The students and children seemed to get along very well and had a very warm space. I hope the next "Children's Science Class" will be blessed with good weather.

*This article was interviewed and written by Minako Yamamoto, a third-year student at Doshisha Women's University, Naoki Kurita, a third-year student at the Faculty of Letters, Otani University, and Kisaragi Yamaoka, a second-year student at the Faculty of Social Studies, Kyoto Bunkyo University, who are participating in the "Internship Business Public Course" conducted by the Education Division of the 2019 University Consortium Kyoto.

【Activities】Kyoto Tachibana University Society of Contemporary Business Urban Development Study Group

On Wednesday, August 21, we visited the Kiyomizu ware chopstick painting experience of the Kyoto Tachibana University Society of Contemporary Business Town Planning Study Group!

In the "Daigo Nakayama Danchi Revitalization Project" by the Kyoto Tachibana University Association for Contemporary Business Community Development Study Group, in order to promote Kiyomizu-yaki, a traditional craft of Kyoto, and to increase the number of places for interaction between local residents, mainly the elderly and the child-rearing generation at the Daigo Nakayama Danchi in Fushimi Ward, we held a lighting event "Tolantero" using Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, cleaned up the venue, We hold workshops to make accessories using Kiyomizu ware to be exhibited at events.

On this day, about 40 children from the two children's centers and several elderly people participated.

When the students' explanations began, the children who had been making noise listened attentively. First, ask them to choose their favorite shape from several types of chopstick rests. The children seem to be having fun picking up which one to choose. Once you have decided which one to choose, it's time to start painting. Each of them drew their own pictures with serious expressions.

The children who were able to paint happily showed it to the students, saying, "Look at it~". Those who were able to do it early enjoyed drawing time until others were ready. The elderly people were also working hard while saying, "What are you going to draw~?", and they showed each other what they had finished and seemed to have returned to their childhood.

It was said that from noon, a contact project between children and the elderly will be held.

On November 2nd, the "Ceramic Lantern Road" at the Daigo Nakayama Complex is scheduled. It seems that a major cleaning operation will also be carried out for that purpose. One student said, "I saw last year's Lantern and participated in this activity because I wanted to do it myself!" I'm looking forward to the day.

【Activities】Ritsumeikan University Camo Cinema 15 Executive Committee

On Saturday, August 17, we visited the outdoor movie screening of the "Kamo Cinema 15 Executive Committee"!

"Kamo Cinema" is a project launched 17 years ago by Ritsumeikan University students who were interested in the conservation of the Kamo River, which plays a major role in creating a landscape unique to Kyoto. Based on the fact that Kyoto is a city of students, we have been holding cleanup activities and outdoor movie screenings every summer as part of our efforts to raise awareness of beautification and environmental conservation among young people, mainly of the same generation, by our students, who will lead the next generation. This year marks the 15th year of these initiatives.

On this day, there was a cleanup activity called "Pikakamo" from 3:30 p.m., followed by the daytime project "Kamogawa de Asobo" for children such as Super Ball scooping and ring throwing, a talk show by Miss & Mr. Campus finalists from Doshisha University and Kansai University, and an outdoor movie screening in the evening.

For this day, at the Kamogawa area "Kamogawa Noryo 2019" in [Tanabata of Kyoto], they handed out pocket tissues for advertising and asked them to leave leaflets at shops near the venue. Some people with pocket tissues in their hands said, "I went there last year!!", "Movie screening in Kamogawa!? It feels good!" It seems that some people reacted to it.

This year's film is "The 700-Day War between Us and the Expatriates." In 1979, in a peaceful rural town, seven high school students who are habitual pranksters with energy and a brave expatriate who stand in front of them fight a prank battle. It was a perfect movie for both children and adults to enjoy at this time of summer. The Kamo River was still hot during the day, but as the sun went down, it became cooler and the breeze was very pleasant. I had a luxurious time.

The "Kamo Cinema 15 Executive Committee" is scheduled to volunteer for the extermination of alien species on Sunday, August 25. I hope that you will continue to convey the charm of Kamogawa River and spread the importance of beautification and environmental conservation awareness!

【Activities】Ryukoku University-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Bon Project Team

On Saturday, August 17, we visited the Jizo Bon program of the "Ryukoku University-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Bon Project Team"!

In the "Fushimi Fukakusa-Higashitakasegawa Environmental Protection and Jizo Basin Project" by the Ryukoku University Junior College project team, in order to pass on local traditional events to the next generation and to improve the environment of the Higashitakase River, which will be the venue, we are collaborating with the local community to plan and operate river cleanup activities, the "Jizo Bon Program" with the involvement of high school students, and support disaster prevention activities and drills.

The Jizo Bon is a traditional event held in the hope of safety in the town and the sound development of children, and the next day, the 18th, is the actual event. On this day, the students were thinking of "various projects that children can enjoy" such as making eco-bags, bamboo dragonflies, and bunbun goma seeds to liven up the Jizo Basin. The students, who usually have few opportunities to interact with children, were confused at first about how to interact with them, but they quickly got used to it and seemed to enjoy themselves together while teaching them how to make it.

Along the Higashitakase River at the Jizo Bon venue, children and students were playing with water guns, and everyone's smiles were shining. Two weeks ago in preparation for the Jizo Basin, cleaning activities were carried out as usual.

This year marks the sixth year of this initiative, and it seems that communication between residents and multiple generations is being born, as the Jizo Basin, which until six years ago was completed in half a day, has become a fulfilling two-day event with the participation of students, and it seems that there are more opportunities for people in the town to meet each other.

The teacher who supervises the students said, "It is important not to end with one event, but to know the background and continue the activity."

In the evening, bamboo lanterns and fireworks were held as the eve of the festival, and many adults participated. The lights on the river at night were very beautiful.


【Activities】Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsuho Search Association

In the Uzu area of Keihoku-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, we have received an activity report from members of the "Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association", which conducts activities aimed at revitalizing the region through searching for local treasures (nature, people, technology, tradition, history, etc.).

Children's Festa Activity Report Click here for
the report