Notice of change in attendance capacity (changed from 250 to 130 →), schedule change and cancellation

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the number of participants has been changed from 250 to 130.

(There is no change to the first-come, first-served basis.)
This is to avoid "crowding" in the venue, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

The following 5 courses have been changed and canceled.

Please confirm.

【Schedule Change】

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (changed from Saturday, July 4, 2020) Kyoto Tachibana University Saturday, January 9, 2021 (changed from Saturday, June 13, 2020) Kyoto University of Advanced Science Saturday, February 6, 2021 (changed from Saturday, July 11, 2020) Tanechiin University Saturday, February 20, 2021 (changed from Saturday, June 27, 2020) Kyoto Seika University

【Course Cancelled】

May 30 (Sat) Hanazono University

Overview of the business

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.

Application for participation:
Campus Plaza Kyoto

2020 University Relay Course Flyer

Saturday, September 19, 2020 Meiji International Medical University
"Controlling Softness -Gaining Softness and Living a Healthy Life-"

Instructor: Kazuhisa Matsumoto (Professor, Department of Judo Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Meiji International Medical University)

In order to keep daily life healthy, the maintenance and improvement of muscle strength is attracting attention. However, flexibility is also very important for muscles. In this course, we will talk about the harmful effects of reduced muscle flexibility and the exercise and lifestyle necessary to improve muscle flexibility.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Doshisha Women's University
"Potential of Tourism Town Development -Practical Examples of Town Development in Furano, Hokkaido-"

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

While considering the process of what measures the Furano area, which had been facing issues in tourism and the revitalization of the central urban area, has been trying to solve the problems, we will take a bird's-eye view of the issues of Kyoto, a tourist city.

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Heian Jogakuin University
"Megalithic Faith and Japan Garden"

Instructor: Yoshito Takahashi (Project Professor, Faculty of International Tourism Studies, Heian Jogakuin University)

In the Neolithic period in Europe, megalithic ruins called stone circles were born, and in the Jomon period of Japan, megalithic ruins called Banza-Banzai were born. Megalithic sites in Europe did not become gardens, but in Japan they developed into Japan gardens. We will explore its background and characteristics.

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Bukkyo University
"Looking at Self -Message from the Law-"

Instructor: Masahiro Ito (Professor, Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Bukkyo University)

After deep self-insight, he arrived at Nenbutsu. What is the Dharma's Way, and what is its journey? While looking at the life of Hōran, we will decipher the message thrown at us from the thought of Nenbutsu that Dharma has attained.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 (changed from Saturday, July 4, 2020) Kyoto Tachibana University
"What makes people healthy?" -Dementia and Brain Health and Well-being-"

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

It has been a long time since we Japan super-aging. It is said that the number of people with dementia will increase as the population ages. I inevitably feel negative, but this time I would like to think about community development and initiatives that "make people feel better" even if they have dementia or physical problems.

Saturday, December 26, 2020 Otani University
"Modern Society and Buddhism -Teachings for Living in a Turbid World-"

Instructor: Masatoshi Fujiwara (Associate Professor, Department of Shinshu Studies, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

Modern society has been exposed to competitive society since childhood and upholds the value that success in life is achieved by achieving results. However, at the same time, due to the technological evolution symbolized by AI, it is no longer easy to obtain a sense of accomplishment, and the value of human beings is being questioned from the very foundation. I would like to confirm what is the meaning of living in the society of the times in Buddhism.

Saturday, January 9, 2021 (changed from Saturday, June 13, 2020) Kyoto University
of Advanced Science "The Blessings of Bees -Close Relationship between Bees and Humans-"

Instructor: Fumio Sakamoto (Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Bio-Environmental Science, Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Professor Emeritus)

Bees are one of the most familiar animals to humans. The blessings that humans get from bees include not only goods such as honey, but also services, and how they are useful will be described. I would also like to touch on the history of the relationship between bees and humans.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 Ryukoku University
"Denkyo Daishi Saisumi and Mt. Hiei -As the mother mountain of Japan Buddhism-"

Instructor: Tetsushin Dogen (Director, Ryukoku University, Professor, Department of Mathematical Informatics, Faculty of Science and Engineering (*Faculty of Advanced Science and Engineering established in April 2020))

Denkyo Daishi Saisumi opened the Tendai sect and made Mount Hiei a place of training. Later, many of the founding Buddhist masters Japan such as Hōran and Shinran, studied at Mount Hiei. We will think about the teachings of Saisumi and Mount Hiei, which nurtured many monks and is called the "mother mountain of Japan Buddhism."

Saturday, February 6, 2021 (changed from Saturday, July 11, 2020) Tanechiin University
"Reading the picture scroll "Kobo Daishi Gyojo-e"

Instructor: Yayoi Nishi (Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Tanechiin University)

The picture scroll "Kobo Daishi Gyojo-e" in the Toji collection vividly talks about the life and achievements of Kobo Daishi Kukai, mixed with tradition. While reading this picture scroll, which was compiled mainly by famous monks of Toji Temple, I would like to approach the charm of Kukai.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 (changed from Saturday, June 27, 2020) Kyoto Seika University
"Urban Landscape of Kyoto in the Warring States Period -From the Perspective of War Damage Reconstruction-"

Instructor: Takaki Yoshinaga (Specially Appointed Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Kyoto Seika University)

The Onin War caused enormous damage to Kyoto. How did Kyoto recover after being burned to the ground? During the Warring States period, Kyoto had a city that responded to turbulent times, far from the image of Miyabina Kyoto. Let's get a glimpse of Kyoto unique to the Warring States period.

★ 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.

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