You can download the FY2014 Activity Report data from here.

Outline of the event

Gakumachi Collaboration (University Community Collaboration Creation and Support) Project

Meeting: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 16:55-17:10
Application period: April 1 (Tue) – May 16 (Fri),
2014 First screening: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 *Document screening
Second screening: Sunday, June 29, 2014 *Public presentation
Notification of results: Late June to early
July, 2014 Approval Ceremony: Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 13:00-14:00 *A certificate of certification will be issued by Kyoto City for the selected project.
Interim Report: Friday, October 24, 2014 *Submission of documents Final report: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (for projects completed in February 2015, projects completed in March are set on a separate date) *Submission

of documents Report: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10:00-17:15

Selection Results

First screening (document screening)

21 projects that passed the first round

Second screening (public presentation screening)

Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:00-16:00
Campus Plaza Kyoto 5F Lecture Room
1 Selected (passed the second screening) 16 organizations (one of which is an encouragement project)

【Supported Projects】 15 projects

Project name【Support amount】 Name of organization
[Name of related university / activity administrative region]
Overview of the business
Fushimi / Fukakusa Community Archive
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Fushimi / Fukakusa Community Archive Project
[Ryukoku University / Fushimi Ward]
The movement to archive local "records" and "memories" as intellectual property is gaining momentum nationwide. In Fushimi Ward, the momentum is also high, and interest in the townscape and life of the "Showa" period is particularly strong. The purpose of this project is to collect, digitize, and publish materials (deteriorating 8mm film) that record the townscape and lifestyle of the Showa era from the viewpoint of the city (8mm film), and to consider how to utilize them.
Otomodachi Great Strategy!
~Music workshop from 0 years old~
[109,100 yen]

★ Activity report

Niconico Family Concert Executive Committee
by Kyoto City University of Arts student volunteers [Kyoto City University of Arts / Shimogyo-ku]
Friendly House Nishihachijo in Shimogyo-ku is an educational facility for children aged 0~3 and their parents. Parents and children with small children tend to be isolated from society for various reasons. By creating a space where such parents and children can gather, this facility is trying to alleviate the burden of child-rearing and create a better child-rearing environment. We would like to continue to hold music workshops for parents and children there and create a place where parents can relax and connect.
Umetsu School District Ipanagi Grand Strategy
~ Connecting Residents and Towns and Connecting Towns and School Districts
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Federation of Umetsu Residents' Associations (in charge: Umetsu Town Planning Committee) + Ritsumeikan University Inui Seminar
[Ritsumeikan University / Ukyo Ward]
(1) Convey the appeal of the Umezu School District's community activities to those who have newly moved to the area or those who have not joined the residents' association and disseminate the contact point for the community ((Creation and distribution of "(tentative) Umetsu Community Activities and Regional Organization Navi").
(2) At the same time, we will create opportunities for new people to meet face-to-face in the town and create an atmosphere that makes it easy for them to participate in community activities ("(tentative) Welcome to Umetsu and Welcome to XX Town").
(3) In response to the above activities, we will more actively develop events that are easy for new residents to participate in and want to participate in.
Discovery of attractive living and cultural spaces in the region×
Chanoyu hospitality dissemination project
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity report

Hanazono University Tea Ceremony Club Volunteer
【Hanazono University / Higashiyama Ward】
(1) Students who are engaged in the tea ceremony will discover the history of the region and the lifestyle culture of the people who live in harmony with nature together with local residents.
(2) Think of a tea ceremony that enhances the charm of the discovered place and provide a tea ceremony as a space for local hospitality.
(3) Create a poster that combines the discovered place and the tea ceremony, and disseminate it in the form of a poster and a booklet that summarizes it as a hidden cultural space in the region.
Arashiyama Art Project
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Kyoto Saga University of the Arts, Department of Design, Department
of Tourism Design【Kyoto Saga University of the Arts/Ukyo-ku】
Utilizing the facilities in Arashiden Arashiyama Station, which is the center of Arashiyama, we will exhibit art works unique to the University of the Arts and develop a project to turn the station into an art museum. It expresses that Arashiyama, Kyoto is a place that nurtures not only tradition and history, but also cutting-edge culture and art. Paintings, prints, sculptures, dyeing, and other student works will transform the station into an art space, and in the future, we hope to use it as an opportunity for art to spread from the station to the community.
Keihoku Utsu Fureai Learning [
300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Kyoto Seika University Keihoku Utsu Treasure Search Association
【Kyoto Seika University / Ukyo-ku】
The purpose of this project is to revitalize the Uzu region and foster enriched learning among students. The Uzu area is blessed with rich nature and history, but depopulation is progressing. Scenarios for regional revitalization through exchange and learning will be presented based on 1) searching for local treasures (interviews on local culture, history, and lifestyles, surveys of local industries such as Kitayama cedar and ayu), and 2) exchange events between the community and students (children's flamenco classes, mochi making at Karausu, raft making to learn from Kitayama cedar industry, etc.).
Miyako Light '14
[250,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Miyako Light Executive Committee
[Doshisha University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto Prefectural University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kansai Gaidai University / Kamigyo-ku, Fushimi-ku]
Miyako Light mainly holds "night illumination events" that express the "lights of daily life" that spill out of the townhouses through the lattice, and also hold events that take advantage of the characteristics of each town where they will be the venue.
This year, in order to share the charm of machiya with more people, we will work on the project with four guidelines: "diversification of the customer base," "implementation in new regions," "promotion of event participation," and "expansion of events."
Hang on, campus! @深草町家
【200,000 yen】

★ Activity Report

NPO Fukakusa-Ryukoku Machiya Community (Student Group Kyomachiya Nanasai Community)
[Ryukoku University / Fushimi Ward]
Ryukoku University's Fukakusa-Machiya Campus plays a role as a regional cooperation base for participating and developing activities as a member of the local community. Students of the "Kyoto Town and Nanasai Community" based on this Machiya campus proactively come into contact with the local community and promote regional exchange through community farm projects.
Under the themes of "rediscovering the charm of Fushimi" through "food and agriculture," "spreading love for the hometown," and "passing on the wisdom and activities of traditional lifestyles," this project aims to create an intrinsic vitality and foundation in the region by allowing students and local communities to grow mutually through community activities and social education.
Kyoto Sanjo-kai Shopping Street Terakoya Project
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Kyoto Koka Women's
University Koka Sanjo Girls [Kyoto Koka Women's University / Nakagyo-ku]
Kyoto Koka Women's University has been cooperating with the Sanjo-kai Shopping Street Promotion Association to conduct exchanges with local residents such as "Koka Children's Plaza". Last fiscal year, we held pre-events related to the annual events "Tanabata Night Market" and "Yatai Village" where local residents gather as a Terakoya project, with the aim of revitalizing the local community. In winter, he created BIG art to decorate the ceiling with local people, which was well received. This fiscal year, we aim to continue and develop these activities.
Connecting Arashiyama and Katsura River by Raft
Project 2014
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Laboratory of Environmental Design, Kyoto University "Arashiyama Landscape Kirikomi Team"
[Kyoto University / Ukyo-ku, Nishikyo-ku]
Together with people of all ages in the Arashiyama area, we will deepen our understanding of Arashiyama's traditional culture by providing a place to learn, and aim to restore "connections between mountains, rivers, and people" by cutting down thinned wood and firewood, which were traditional activities that once existed in the Arashiyama area, restoring and copying river flows, using the thinned wood from the felled trees in various ways, and exploring the possibility of contributing traditional culture of the Arashiyama area to the community.
Symbiosis Project between Local Community and University
[263,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Kyoto Keizai Junior College: Symbiosis Project
between Local Communities and Universities【Kyoto Keizai Junior College/Nishikyo-ku
Students from Kyoto Keizai Junior College collaborate with a local NPO (Rakusai Welfare Network) to work on various projects aimed at solving various problems (mainly problems associated with the aging of the population) in Rakusai New Town. Specifically, students play a central role in planning and managing "dinner parties" for elderly people living alone and various seminars on the theme of aging.
Hoen Engawa Project
to Connect People [260,180 yen]

★ Activity Report

Hoen Engawa Project Executive Committee
to Connect People【Ryukoku University / Shimogyo-ku】
 In the Toyoen School District in Shimogyo Ward, he is working on three projects aimed at intergenerational exchange. The first was an interview survey from the elderly about the current situation and attractiveness of the community. The second is a photo exhibition in which the elderly and children in the community participate. The third is a workshop for young people who participate in photo exhibitions and are interested in regional revitalization.
As a result, this project aims not only to deepen ties within the community, but also to encourage the younger generation, who will lead the future, to carry out community activities as the management side.
Oh my God!
Attractiveness Promotion Project
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity Report

Nanyakanya Oharano
[Kyoto City University of Arts / Nishikyo Ward]
A group of farmers in the Oharano area and Kyoto City University of the Arts will cooperate to implement various initiatives for regional revitalization with the participation of local residents using the hiwawari field as a tool. At the same time, we will enhance information dissemination and consider and produce package designs for regional brands.
Female college students' thoughts on venison promotion activities
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity report

Kyo ✿ Shikameets
【Kyoto Koka Women's University/Ukyo Ward】
With the aim of protecting forests and reducing crop damage in the Keihoku area of Ukyo Ward, students from the Department of Life Design have gathered to promote venison dishes. The venison cooking study group aims to make exterminated deer delicious, but the purpose of the group is not only to popularize venison dishes, but also to think about why we should eat venison. He holds study sessions on environmental issues and conducts on-site visits, focusing on recipe development.
Bringing about memory and records
~ Revival of ceramic dolls ~
[300,000 yen]

★ Activity report

Kyoto University of Art and Design Modern Industrial Heritage Art Revitalization Project "Maka-dori VIII"
[Kyoto University of Art and Design/Higashiyama-ku]
A town where pottery is thriving, near Gojozaka, Higashiyama Ward.
The "ceramic dolls" that were once made in this area will be revived after 40 years.
While developing workshops to make ceramic dolls with local people, he created works to be exhibited at the pottery festival.
With an awareness of making the pottery festival more exciting, we will build a community that transcends generations among the residents and start holding it in August.

【Encouraged Projects】※Although it was the runner-up in the selection screening, it is expected to deepen cooperation between students and the community, and its efforts are encouraged.

Project name【Support amount】 Name of organization
[Name of related university / activity administrative region]
Overview of the business
Kyoto Sento Art Festival
【100,000 yen】

★ Activity Report

Kyoto Sento Art Festival Executive Committee
[Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Doshisha University / Kita-ku, Kamigyo-ku]
The Kyoto Sento Art Festival aims to revitalize public baths by connecting the many public baths in Kyoto with the power of artists. Sento, artists, and the art festival executive committee work together to create works that match the characteristics of each sento, and these works will be used as an opportunity to increase the number of people entering the bathhouse and interact with each other. By creating works in close contact with local public baths, artists create communication between customers with different purposes, such as regular sento customers and people interested in art.

Implementation Report

26 Public Presentation Review (Second Screening)

In deciding which projects to be selected, the public presentation screening (second screening) was held at Campus Plaza Kyoto on Sunday, June 29, 2014 as an opportunity to appeal the effects and characteristics of the project and the enthusiasm for the project.
This year, there were 27 applications, and 21 that passed the document screening in the first round of screening made it to the presentation screening.
Each organization promoted their efforts with elaborate presentations, and although there were times when the selection committee members asked harsh questions, all the organizations fully demonstrated the results of their thorough preparations.



Heisei 26 Business certification ceremony

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, a certification ceremony was held at Kyoto City Hall for the 16 projects (15 projects eligible for support and 1 project to be encouraged) selected this fiscal year, in the presence of Kyoto Mayor Kadokawa and the selection committee.
At the certification ceremony, the mayor presented certificates to the representatives of each project, and the representatives of each certified organization expressed their determination to implement the project, making a strong start to regional revitalization.
After the certification ceremony, the selection committee members gave comments and advice to each of the selected organizations, and listened sincerely to each organization.



Heisei 26 certification business report meeting & Heisei 27 recruitment briefing session

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Campus Plaza Kyoto, we held a 26 certified business report meeting and a 27 business recruitment briefing session at the same time. On the day of the event, we took advantage of the screening time to hold an opinion exchange meeting and an exchange meeting with the participation of not only related parties but also visitors.

≪ report meeting≫ 16
organizations selected this year reported their activities. Each organization took advantage of the 15 minutes they had to present the results of their activities in their own presentations. The presentation was a very clear indication of how each organization has been working closely with the local community so far.



≪ opinion exchange meeting and exchange meeting ≫
facilitated by Kyoto City Urban Development Advisors, after the debriefing session, we held an opinion exchange meeting and exchange meeting called "Gakumachi Exchange Cafe" that was open for one day only as a place to casually discuss what we learned from being involved in the learning town collaboration project. About 100 participants, including not only those involved in the selected organizations but also those who came to listen to the presentations, were divided into groups of 4~6 people using round cardboard as a table, and reflected on the efforts and exchanged opinions and discussed what they learned through the Gakumachi collaboration project. After that, they were divided into five large groups as a whole, and based on the opinions and messages received, they made presentations one by one about collaborating with the local community, deepening exchanges.





《Award Ceremony and Comment》
Following on from last year, we again commended business organizations that have achieved excellent results. This year's Outstanding Organization was selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Light Executive Committee. The award was given in recognition of the 10 years of activities that have evolved every year. Other organizations that unfortunately missed out on the award received generous applause and warm reviews from the judges. All organizations cherish their past activities and the connections they have made through them, and hope that they will continue their activities in the future!



Contact information

University Consortium Kyoto in charge
of academic town collaboration project TEL 075-353-9130 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Business hours: Tuesday~Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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