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At Plaza College, which was established in 2001, the University Consortium Kyoto has published the results of research on Kyoto Studies as the Kyoto Studies Course. Since fiscal 2009, we have been holding a theme every year from among various events related to Kyoto as part of the Kyoto Skills Training Course of the Kyoto (Miyako) College, a lifelong learning project operated together with Kyoto City to open up the university's intellectual resources to the community.

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2022 Kyoto Studies Course

Theme "Resurrection of Kyoto"
Course Outline
Due to the Corona disaster, restrictions and lifts are repeated in everyday life, and we are finally starting to see signs of revival. The city of Kyoto has been in danger of extinction many times in the past, and the majority of the city was burned down due to the Onin War and the change of the Caminomon Gate, and it suffered great psychological and physical damage. However, each time it has been revived like a phoenix. Where is the secret? We will examine the history of "Kyoto of the Resurrection" together with experts in various fields and approach the unraveling of its mysteries.
Saturday, April 23, 2022 ~ Saturday, October 8, 2022 Each course has a capacity of 130 people
【Morning course】 10:00~11:30 (Reception starts at 9:30)【Afternoon course】 12:30~14:00 (Reception starts at 12:00)

*Both lectures are the same.

Campus Plaza Kyoto 4th Floor Lecture Room
2 (Shiokoji, Nishinotoin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
Admission Fee
10,000 yen (10 basic courses)
* Practical courses require a separate application and participation fee.
About the application
For details, please refer to the "Kyoto College Page".
University Consortium Kyoto Kyoto Skills Training Course Kyoto Studies Course【PDF】

2022 Kyoto Studies Course Opening Commemorative Course Application has been closed.

We will hold an opening commemorative lecture as an opening project of the 2022 Kyoto College Kyoto Studies Course.

2022 Kyoto Studies Course Opening Commemorative Lecture
"Kyoto Revival"
In a nutshell, it is called the city of a thousand years. However, there was a time when the city's survival was in doubt. This is the case with the Onin War and the Sengoku War. Even after the Meiji Restoration, it was hard. It has survived such a crisis and Kyoto is still alive today. On the day of the event, I would like to look back on the revivals of each era.
Shoichi Inoue (Director, International Research Center for Japan Studies)
Tomoo Kawashima (Professor, Institute of Contemporary Home Economics, Kyoto Kacho University)
Saturday, March 5, 2022 13:30~15:00 (Doors open at 13:00)
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4F Lecture Room 2 (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto)
130 people (pre-application) * If there are many applicants, they will be selected by lottery.
Attendance fee
How to apply
Please fill in the necessary information from the URL below and apply. http://bit.do/kyotogaku0305
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Application deadline
WEB application: Friday, February 18, 2022, 23:59 Round-trip postcard: Friday, February 18 ▶, 2022 Applications after the deadline will be invalid. ▶ The results of the application will be notified only by e-mail (for online applicants) or mail (for round-trip postcard applicants) on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Basic Course

April 23 (Sat) "Kamo Horse Racing 930 Years -Tradition and Succession-"

Horikawa General Foundation Kamo Prefecture Main Family Association Chairman Kamo Horse Racing Preservation Association Vice Chairman

Kamo horse racing is a traditional Shinto ritual held on May 5 at Kamigamo Shrine, a World Heritage Site. It has a long history of 930 years since the 9th year of Kanji (1093) in the Heian period. We will touch not only on the contents of ancient horse racing, but also on how to pass on to the next generation while preserving episodes and traditions from a long history.

May 28 (Sat) "Resurrection from Disasters and Prayers to the Sacred Buddhas: Establishment and Development of Faith in the Spirit and Belief in Tenjin and Disasters"

Takei, Professor Emeritus, Doshisha University

In the pre-modern era, unlike us modern people, prevention and countermeasures against unexpected disasters and calamities almost always depended on prayers to the gods and Buddhas. In the Heian period, one of the measures to be taken was the belief in the Spirit and the construction of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine as an extension. Focusing on the period from the early to the end of the Heian period, I would like to explore the relationship between the reality of disasters in and around Heian-kyo, the belief in the spirit, and the establishment and development of the Tenjin cult based at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

June 11 (Sat) "Gion Matsuri: The Resurrection of Takayama -Awakening from the Slumber of 196-"

Yamada, President, Takayama Preservation Association

Takayama was separated from the Gion Festival and Yamahoko Tour at the end of 1826, when the suspension was damaged by a storm, and in 1864, in the great fire caused by the change of the Caminomon gate, part of the shrine body was also burned down, and the main body of Hikiyama was burned down, and it became a "resting mountain" for a long time. Takayama, which has a history dating back to before the Onin War, is aiming for its first recovery in about 200 years in 2022.
* Why did you keep sleeping? * Who caused the rock? * Will I ever sleep again? In the history of the Gion Festival of more than 1,100 years, the 200 years that were resting mountains must have been "just a little rest" for Kyoto people.

July 2 (Sat) "Nishi Honganji Temple during the Meiji Restoration"

KondoRyukoku University Part-time Lecturer

Speaking of the relationship between the Meiji Restoration and Buddhism, the abolition of Buddhism is well known. The abolition of the Buddha was an event that arose because Japan aimed to form a modern state and to become a Shinto nationalist. On the other hand, not much is known about how the Buddhist world recovered from that impulse and modernized it. Therefore, in this lecture, I would like to focus on Nishi Honganji Temple during the Meiji Restoration and think about the modernization of Buddhism in Japan.

July 23 (Sat) "Kyoto as an Industrial City in the Meiji Era -From Capital to Industrial City-"

KawashimaProfessor, Institute of Contemporary Home Economics, Kyoto Kacho University

Since the urban area was burned down and the capital was relocated due to the change of the Caminomon gate, the public and private sectors have worked together to revitalize the sunken city of Kyoto. It is unimaginable from the current scenic tourist city of Kyoto, but Lake Biwa Hydrophobic was created for this purpose. The remains of the industrial city include part of the Kyoto textile and bell spinning factories. The largest number of plants left is Kyoto Cotton Nel, which became Nissha's head office factory, and the majority of the factories completed in Meiji 29 still remain. We will read the breath of an industrial city from this brick factory and examine the dynamic Kyoto of the Meiji era.

July 30 (Sat) "Summer in Kyoto, a city of child-rearing: Jizo Bon -Current Situation and Future-"

KAMIYA Kiyoshi
Studio Kitayamasanso Photographer

The Jizo Basin, a summer tradition in Kyoto, is a traditional event in which offerings and decorations are made in front of the Jizodo hall in the city or in the stone jizo, and children are entertained by programs such as chanting, snacks, and lucky drawers by the resident priest, and adults also promote friendship with each other. This event is also gradually shrinking due to the declining birthrate and changes in residents' awareness. I would like to take a look at the photographic records of the northern part of Kyoto City over the past 20 years and discuss the significance and future of this traditional event with you.

August 20 (Sat) "Into the Deep World of Performing Arts – Interview with Emika" [June 4, Substitute Date]

Gion Kobe Geiko (Regional)

Emika of Gion Kobe. A geiko maiko who dances standing is called a "cube," while a geiko who sits and plays the shamisen is called a "jikata." There are many applicants for cubic funds, but rural areas are aging. He began training while still a student, and just graduated last year from a member school of the University Consortium Kyoto. We would like to talk to the youngest local geiko who is active as a bachelor geiko, Emika.

September 10 (Sat) "Urban Structure of Kyoto in the Sengoku Period -Onin: Revival from the Great Rebellion of Civilization-"

Yamada Kunikazu
Doshisha Women's University, Professor, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies

The Onin and civilizational rebellion that occurred in the middle of the Muromachi period differed from previous wars in that it was fought over a long period of 11 years in the urban area of Kyoto. This hit Kyoto as a city hard. But then Kyoto made a spectacular comeback. Let's analyze how the urban structure of Kyoto during the Warring States period was different from the previous one, taking into account the results of the latest urban history research.

September 24 (Sat) "Kyomachiya Past and Present -Its Transition and Wisdom to Convey to the Present-" [September 3 Substitute Date]

Araki, Chairman, Araki Corporation

Kyomachiya, which was called a temporary house at the beginning of the Meiji period, was renovated most gorgeously from around Meiji 30 to the early Taisho period, and became the protagonist of the landscape. Not only do the designs and structures differ depending on the time of construction, but there are also various Kyoto townhouses depending on the resident, from shops to rented houses for the common people. In this course, I would like to unravel the differences and views of the buildings. In addition, we will compare it with current wooden houses and clarify how they think about structure, earthquake resistance, and fire prevention.

October 8 (Sat) "Small Theater of Resurrection -THEATRE E9 KYOTO Private Theater as a New Public"

Artistic Director of Agousatoshi
THEATRE E9 KYOTO Visiting Researcher, Research Center for Art and Natural Resources, Kyoto City University of Arts

From 2015 to 2017, five small theaters in Kyoto City were closed. With this as a social issue, THEATRE E9 KYOTO opened in the Higashikujo area in 2019 with the support of many citizens. By touching on the creative process, present, and future of theater, I would like to think about what a sustainable public space is that crosses not only the arts but also various fields such as living, economy, learning, and community development.

Practical Courses

The Kyoto Studies Course incorporates a "hands-on course" that actually touches Kyoto locally.
* Practical courses require a separate application and participation fee.
If the number of applications exceeds the capacity, the students will be selected by lottery.
To apply for participation, please see the notes of the syllabus in the recruitment guide.

Practical Lecture (1) July 9 (Sat) Time: 10:00-12:00 Capacity: 30 people Participation fee: 2,000 yen Japan
Gardens and modern times in Kyoto -Nanzenji Temple neighborhood villa gardens and Lake Biwa Canal The history of the region has nurtured the "Cultural Landscape of Kyoto Okazaki"

KatoUeyaKato Landscape Gardening Co., Ltd. President & CEOProfessor
, Department of Japan Gardens, Graduate School of Kyoto University of the Arts

Due to the social changes from the end of the Tokugawa shogunate to the Meiji Restoration and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kyoto was covered with a sense of stagnation, and as a way out, Kyoto worked on the cultivation and promotion of industry by the water wheel power of the Lake Biwa Canal and revived it. In the middle of the project, the plan was changed from turbine power to hydroelectric power, and the area where the factory was planned was diverted to villas and residential land, and the water from Canal Water created not only industry but also a new garden in Kyoto. Together we will learn about the blessings of the Japan garden that has been nurtured by the history of the region and brought to us today.

Practical Lecture (2) December 24 (Sat) Time:14:00~16:00 Capacity: 30 people Participation fee: 2,000 yen
The history and present of Kyoto's revival as seen at the Museum of Art -Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art-

YoshinakaCurator, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

In Kyoto, which has been aiming to be the capital of art since the Meiji era, the establishment of a full-fledged art museum was desired. The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art is a historic museum from the Dairei Memorial Kyoto Museum of Art (established in 1933), which responded to long-standing challenges. Since its opening, it has pioneered the collection of public museums, including contemporary art, and has experienced many major changes, from its requisition after the war to its revival by changing its name to the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, and then renewing it. You will see the buildings and exhibits, including the Nichiten, which has been greatly involved in the establishment and revival of the museum, and introduce the history of Kyoto's revival through the museum.

◆Regular students of University Consortium Kyoto member schools can take the basic course at a time.

"Regular students of member schools" are regular students of consortium Kyoto member schools (excluding graduate schools and correspondence course students) and all course students of the Open University of Japan Kyoto Learning Center. If you wish to take one course at a time, please come directly to the venue on the date and time of the course you wish to take for the basic course and be sure to present your student ID at the reception. The course is free of charge. To participate in the practical course, you must apply for 10 basic courses as a Kyoto College student, so please be sure to attach a copy of your student ID and apply within the period.

Infection prevention efforts and requests

We will implement the following infection prevention measures while taking sufficient measures.

1) Infection prevention measures in course management

  • The number of students will be less than 50% of the classroom capacity.
  • Seats will be available for each student, and the distance between them will be maintained.
  • Materials are placed on the desk instead of handed over at the reception to reduce opportunities for contact with staff.
  • Ventilation will be provided as appropriate during the lecture.

2) Infection prevention measures at Campus Plaza Kyoto

  • Employees thoroughly measure their temperature, wash their hands frequently, and wear masks before going to work.
  • Doorknobs, toilet faucet levers, and other areas that are touched by an unspecified number of people are frequently disinfected.

3) (To participants) Please wear a mask and disinfect your hands

  • When entering Campus Plaza Kyoto, please wear a mask and disinfect your hands with the disinfectant solution placed at the entrance.

4) Request for health management (to participants)

  • Please measure your temperature at home, etc., and refrain from taking the course if you have a fever (37.5 degrees Celsius or higher or exceed 1 degree Celsius), or if you feel unwell such as cough, sore throat, malaise, or difficulty breathing.

5) (To students) Talk sparingly in elevators and lobbies

  • Please refrain from talking in the elevator or lobby, which tends to be crowded.

Based on future requests, etc., we will inform you again if we decide to cancel. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Criteria for starting a course when a state of emergency is issued (extended)

1) When
it is possible to use the facilities of Campus Plaza Kyoto ・In principle, the course will be held as usual.
2) In the event
of suspension of use of rental rooms at Campus Plaza Kyoto ・ Courses will not be held (postponed) during the suspension period of use of rental rooms.
3) When the event is postponed or canceled for reasons other than the above ・ In each
case, the response will be decided after judgment.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto College 600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
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, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Shiokoji-ku, TEL.075-353-9140 FAX.075-353-9121
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