Outline of the event

■The 14th Kyoto Student Festival Themete-ma3
■Thoughts contained in the theme…

By involving people all over Kyoto to create a place and opportunity where students can "demonstrate their abilities without regret," which was the trigger for the launch of the Kyoto Student Festival, and by realizing a festival in which students of more diverse genres than ever participate proactively, we will add "student-likeness" to Kyoto's festival culture and take on the challenge of becoming the "Four Great Festivals of Kyoto" on par with the three major festivals in Kyoto.

The 14th Kyoto Student Festival

The 14th Kyoto Student Festival was planned with the aim of providing as many students as possible with opportunities to "demonstrate the power of students without regret," which is the activity philosophy of the Kyoto Student Festival. In particular, this year's festival aims to realize a "festival in which people actively participate" by inviting more students from various fields, including art fields such as fashion and art, who had not participated in the festival so far, and we wanted to contribute to the revitalization of the region by disseminating it as an attraction of Kyoto. By expanding the range of genres in this way, we planned the project with the goal of creating a unique student culture for the festival while increasing the number of collaborators, and eventually becoming the "Four Great Festivals in Kyoto" on par with the three major festivals in Kyoto.


Sunday, October 9, 2016, 11:00-19:00


Heian Jingu-mae Okazaki Promenade Area (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)


Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee


Kyoto Student Festival Organizing Committee (Kyoto Prefecture / Kyoto City / Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry / Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives / University Consortium Kyoto)

Special Cooperation

Heian Shrine

Implementation Planning

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Festival Planning, Cooperating Organizations, and Sponsoring Companies

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Year-round activities other than the festival

The Kyoto Student Festival aims to be a community-rooted festival loved by the community, and conducts daily exchange activities throughout the year with local residents.
Furthermore, in fiscal 2016, in addition to our previous activities, we held a large-scale pre-event titled "Regional Revitalization Project" and took on various challenges to realize the purpose of the Kyoto Student Festival.

1. Regional Revitalization Project

May 21, 2016 [Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event in Fushimi]


July 9, 2016 [Kyoto Student Festival Pre-Event in Demachiyanagi]

2. FY2016 Tohoku Reconstruction Support Project


3. International Exchange Activities


4. Promotion activities of "Kyo Flame Sodefure!"


5. Main Visual Competition

Continuing from the 2015 academic year, we received many applications from students from all over the country for the main visual. The works selected for the grand prize were published in various PR media throughout the year.


6. Community Exchange Activities

  • Night patrol to protect local safety (twice a month) Okazaki / Annei area of Kyoto
  • Cleanup activities aimed at beautifying the area (about once a month) Kyoto Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo area, Kamogawa
  • Uchisui activities to tackle local environmental problems (summer) Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo, Fushimi areas of Kyoto
  • Participation in local festivals (summer) Kyoto Okazaki, Annei, Umeya, Sanjo, Shichiku area

Student Support

Student Growth Program

The University Consortium Kyoto supports students' daily activities based on the principle of "proactively creating," and hopes that "exchanges" and "experiences" with a wide variety of people they come into contact with through independent activities will lead to new "awareness" and "learning" that will lead to their growth.
Specifically, we have adopted the PDCA cycle method, which emphasizes student activities as a single project, working as a team toward a single goal, and producing results as a team. With the goal of smooth execution of activities, improvement of projects, and continuous development of projects, we are working to create a system that promotes student growth by promoting the following support methods.

PDCA Cycle at Kyoto Student Festival

    • Planning period (around November ~ May): Information gathering, awareness, planning
    • Trial period (around May~September): Pre-planning (medium-sized project imitating the main festival)
    • Verification period (around June~August): Mid-term review meeting
    • Implementation period (October): Implementation of this project
    • Dissemination of results (around October ~ November): Holding post-review meetings and report meetings

・Verification period "Interim review meeting"

Would you like to Thursday, June 16, 2016, 18:30-21:00
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Instructor Masami Mori (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Number of participants 92 executive committee members
Contents In preparation for the second pre-event and the main festival in October, we created an opportunity to review the progress of the team and the whole group, to reflect once again to see if we have lost sight of our own goals and direction, and to reaffirm the necessity of team collaboration through sharing within departments and group presentations.

・Dissemination of results "Post-event review meeting"

Would you like to Sunday, October 30, 2016, 18:30-21:20
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Instructor Masami Mori (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Number of participants 135 executive committee members
Contents After the festival, each executive committee member was given an opportunity to verbalize and reflect on what the activities and initiatives at the Kyoto Student Festival meant, what they learned from it, and how to apply them to the next stage, through group work and other means, and to gain confidence in their own activities in the future.

・Achievement dissemination "Achievement report meeting"

Would you like to Sunday, November 13, 2016, 16:30-17:30
Place Campus Plaza Kyoto
Contents We presented an overview of the annual activities and the results of the Kyoto Student Festival as an organization to stakeholders and other stakeholders, as well as issues and prospects for the future.
Presentation items (1) Activity summary report (2) Increase in the number of collaborators (3) Creation of a place for students to shine (4) Summary and outlook
*Report points: Concept, goals, outline, results, and learnings (based on the purpose of the activities of the Kyoto Student Festival)


Survey of students' growth impressions for executive committee members

In fiscal 2015, the Foundation conducted a survey on the growth of the executive committee members of the Kyoto Student Festival. The activities of the Executive Committee are unique in that they are extracurricular activities conducted in cooperation with society at Intercollege. We investigated how we grow through this activity using the following three methods, and analyzed it quantitatively, qualitatively, subjectively, and objectively.

■Method (1) PROG test
that can objectively measure generic skills (2) Rubric-style questionnaire
that allows you to check unique ability indicators by level (3) Interview survey with more than 20 executive committee members ■ Results
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report□ ■ 


Implementation Report

The Kyoto Student Festival was held in 2003 to enliven the "University City of Kyoto," and this year marks the 14th time. The Kyoto Student Festival Executive Committee, which is organized by students, not only plans and manages the day of the festival held in October, but in recent years has been energetically working to deepen regional exchange throughout the year, and in fiscal 2016, we also carried out community-based activities to connect proposals that were newly solicited in the "Regional Revitalization Project" to the planning and realization. The 14th Kyoto Student Festival was planned and operated as a culmination of these activities, with the aim of providing as many students as possible with a place where they can "demonstrate their students' abilities" under the executive committee's annual theme of "Students' Challenge to the Four Major Festivals in Kyoto." In the various projects of the festival, while the students' ideas and their youth and power were presented, it was characteristic that performances by the specialized fields that art students who had not participated in until now were incorporated. In addition, the stage production using projection mapping at fashion contests and Grand Finale involved genres that had never existed before, and it seems that it helped to dispel the image of the festival as equal to the "Odori no Matsuri".

The Foundation, which plays a part in the Kyoto Student Festival Organizing Committee, sees the year-long activities as an opportunity for students to grow in addition to providing support for the festival, and has established a support system throughout the year. This year, in particular, it was a large-scale activity, such as holding two pre-events (in the Fushimi and Demachiyanagi areas), but in the visitor questionnaire, it was found that these did not directly attract customers. However, it was confirmed that the experience of the pre-event led to students' confidence and learning through the ongoing growth survey, and it was judged that the results of the activities were of a certain value. As the next fiscal year marks the 15th anniversary, we will continue to develop a system to support the Executive Committee by assessing the competence and potential of the Executive Committee (especially students who serve as executive committees). We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who came to the event and to all those who supported this project in various ways.


Achievements, etc.

Number of visitors and partners (*according to the Executive Committee)

Event Would you like to Number Partners
Regional Revitalization Project Part1
"Pre-Event in Fushimi"
Saturday, May 21, 2016 16,858 32 organizations
Regional Revitalization Project Part2
"Pre-Event in Demachiyanagi"
Saturday, July 9, 2016 3,330 45 organizations
The 14th Kyoto Student Festival
Sunday, October 9, 2016 127,000

236 organizations

* Number of groups performing in the project

Number of participating students

action committee 233 students / 23 universities (including 1 university that is not a member of the Foundation)
Short-term volunteer staff 226 (including 32 from 17 non-member universities and 3 vocational schools)
International Student Executive Committee  8 (China, Taiwan, UK, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia)
Student MC 13 / Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo
Odorite 956 / 23 universities and 1 junior college
sum 1,436


Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Kyoto Student Festival
TEL 075-353-9189 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
, Shiokoji-dori ※Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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