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About the 19th Kyoto Student Festival

 The Kyoto Student Festival has been held every October since 2003 in the Heian Jingu and Okazaki Promenade areas, and is a major event that attracts more than 100,000 visitors. It is a student-produced festival that can be done by university students studying in Kyoto, a student town where students account for 10% of the population.

 On November 25, 2020, the 19th Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee was newly established, and the theme of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival was also decided. I would like to pursue the form of festivals that can only be made possible because Kyoto is a city of students, and enliven Kyoto.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival Theme



About the theme

 Kyoto is a region that has preserved its ancient traditions. However, we are standing at the turn of the times, affected by the spread of the new coronavirus infection and being asked to adopt a new lifestyle. Through this festival, we would like to connect the culture that has been passed down so far with the culture that is born from the new daily life. And by having people experience culture, we want to protect and connect all Kyoto culture to the future.


"Regional Co-creation"

 Together with various student organizations and local people with whom we have a relationship, we would like to enliven Kyoto through experiences that allow us to experience all kinds of Kyoto culture.

The 19th Kyoto Student Festival

Schedule Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:00-19:00
Offline and online hybrid (
Organizer Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee
Co-host Kyoto Student Festival Organizing Committee (Kyoto Prefecture / Kyoto City / Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives / University Consortium Kyoto)

Outline of the project

 At the 19th Kyoto Student Festival Main Festival, we are thinking of a festival suitable for the With Corona era so that the Kyoto Student Festival will continue to be a festival loved not only by Kyoto but also by people all over the country. In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, we plan to hold it in a hybrid format that combines online and offline. Taking advantage of the advantages of online and offline, we aim to create a new festival that can be participated in anywhere in the country and gain excitement.


 We are looking for the main visual of the 19th Kyoto Student Festival from January to late March. As a result of the competition, it was decided to be the work of Ai Yoshida, a third-year student at Ritsumeikan University. This main visual is used for various promotional materials.