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Approximately 50 universities and organizations that are members of the University Consortium Kyoto offer unique lifelong learning courses. This "University Relay Course," which started in 2016, is held at Campus Plaza Kyoto in a relay format by each university in order to let the public know about various unique courses that make use of the characteristics of each university, other than the courses previously provided to Kyoto College.

Let's experience more university courses ~ "University City Kyoto" is a learning campus

This year, 10 universities will offer courses. Take the course of your choice.

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2019 University Relay Course

Saturday, May 25, 2019 Otani University
"Life Ending Life in Ancient India"

Instructor: Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Professor, Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

In ancient India, life was divided into four phases: student period, home period, forest dwelling period, and excursion period. The forest dwelling period is the period of life from retirement to death, and modern Japan cannot avoid this period. In this course, we will introduce the life of the forest dwelling period in ancient India from Buddhist scriptures.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 Kyoto Bunkyo University
"Buddha and Hōran-san -Exploring its Charm-"

Instructor: Satoshi Hiraoka (President, Kyoto Bunkyo University, Professor, Faculty of Clinical Psychology)

Buddha, who chanted Buddhism in ancient India, and Hōran, who opened the Pure Land sect in medieval Japan. Although they lived in different eras, regions, and teachings, they have in common that they are religious people who have initiated a paradigm shift. In this lecture, I would like to compare the two people, think about their personalities and human charm, and reconsider the significance they left in the history of thought.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Kyoto Tachibana University
"Deciphering the 'Seven Samurai' and 'The Defeat of Ako Ronin' -From the Perspective of a Medical Profession as an Occupational Therapist-"

Instructor: Satoshi Kondo (Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyoto Tachibana University)

Occupational therapists, who play a part in rehabilitation, are unique medical professionals who approach individuals or groups from three aspects: not only people, but also their environment, and their work (work and role). Let's try to decipher the typical Japan films from this perspective.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Meiji International Medical University
"Health Views of Oriental Medicine and the Way of the Body: From Body Check to Curing"

Instructor: Nao Watsuji (Professor, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji International Medical University)

Oriental medicine is a medicine that is closely related to daily life. Based on the unique health views of Oriental medicine, we investigate the state of mind and body and grasp your own physical condition. In addition to learning about diet, exercise, lifestyle, etc. according to your physical condition, I would like to think about tips for living a long and healthy life together with you.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Hanazono University
"How did Buddha's teachings spread?"

Instructor: Mikiyasu Yanagi (Associate Professor, International Institute of Zen Studies, Hanazono University)

Buddhism, which was born in India about 2,500 years ago, has since spread to various parts of Asia, put down roots, and blossomed into diverse teachings. In this course, we will introduce the outline of the whole program and consider the characteristics of Japan Buddhism.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 Kyoto Bunkyo Junior College
"Building a body that will live to 100 years old-Exercise and nutrition to extend healthy life expectancy-"

Instructor: Hideki Morii (Vice President, Kyoto Bunkyo Junior College, Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition)

We will think about how to maintain the physical strength to take care of ourselves and extend healthy life expectancy from exercise and nutrition. Let's clarify what "moderate exercise" means and what "proper diet" means from a lot of scientific knowledge and my own practical research, and acquire skills to maintain and improve health and physical fitness.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 Kyoto Seika University
"Heroines of Novels Shining on the Silver Screen -Focusing on Junichiro Tanizaki's Literature and Film Production-"

Instructor: Atsushi Nishino (Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University)

Tanizaki Junichiro's novels have been adapted into films many times, and famous actresses such as Kinuyo Tanaka, Machiko Kyo, Hideko Takamine, Fujiko Yamamoto, Sayuri Yoshinaga, and Momoe Yamaguchi have played heroines. Since Tanizaki himself was making films at the dawn of Japan cinema, he talks about the relationship between literature and cinema and the appeal of each.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 Doshisha Women's University
"Perspectives on Kyoto Tourism Studies: A Comparison with Tourist Guidebooks of the Edo Period"

Instructor: Taro Amano (Professor, Department of Social Systems, Faculty of Contemporary Social Studies, Doshisha Women's University)

What was tourism like in Kyoto during the Edo period? Through the form of tourism that is different from the present, and the appearance of "famous places" depicted in guidebooks and picture maps such as "Tokyo Meisho Zukai", we will think about the current and future state of tourism.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 Ryukoku University "History of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism-From Shinran to Ryukoku University

Instructor: Jun Inoue (Associate Professor, Department of Community Management, Faculty of Sociology, Ryukoku University)

This is an overview of how the cult whose founder was Shinran developed through what problems it faced in history. We will look at the establishment of Honganji, the explosive expansion of the religious line by Renjo, the Battle of Ishiyama, the East-West offshoot, and the establishment of Ryukoku University.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 Kyoto University of Advanced Science*
, "Interesting Ecology of Japanese Honeybees: Differences between Alien Honey Bees and Wild Japanese Honeybees"

Instructor: Fumio Sakamoto (Visiting Researcher, Kyoto University of Advanced Science (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Gakuen University)

In the Japan there are Japanese bees and wild Japanese bees, which are raised as livestock. I am focusing on the differences between the two, and the ecological differences between them are interesting. In addition, when we developed a bee attractant based on the results of our research, it began to be used as an award for Japanese honey bee lovers.

*Changed the school name from Kyoto Gakuen University in April 2019

★ The content of the course is subject to change due to circumstances. Please check the changes posted on the "NEWS" and "Important Notices" on the University Consortium Kyoto website and on the bulletin board in Campus Plaza Kyoto.

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
MAIL: miyakare■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send)
* Inquiry reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9: 00 ~ 17: 00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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