Notice of schedule change

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we would like to inform you that we have decided on the transfer dates for the following three courses that have been postponed.

【Schedule Change】
Saturday, February 5, 2022 (changed from Saturday, September 4) Kyoto Bunkyo University Classes canceled Saturday, February 19, 2022 (changed from Saturday, September 18) Kyoto Seika University Saturday, February 26, 2022 (changed from Saturday, September 25) Kyoto Bunkyo Junior College Cancelled

Please refer to the leaflet after the change for details.

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

Take the course of your choice.

Application for participation:
130 people each time (first-come, first-served basis)
13:30~15:00(Doors open at 13:00)
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4F Lecture Room 2
University Consortium Kyoto University Relay Course Leaflet Schedule Change [PDF]

* If you exceed the capacity, you will not be able to take the course. Please note.

Saturday, June 12, 2021 Hanazono University
"Is Zen Practice Tough?-Establishing Zen Practice in Japan-"

Instructor: Taryu Ogawa (Associate Professor, Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University)

Zen training is tough – don't you hear stories or have such images? Certainly, in the current Japan Zen Buddhism (Rinzai, Soto, Obak), zazen is practiced for a long time, and a cautionary measure is used at the time, and in December there is a seven-day sleepless zazen practice. But when did it start to happen? Let's consider the current practice of Rinzai Zen and how it was established.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Otani University
"Prehistory of the establishment of Heian-kyo-Yamadori Capital from the viewpoint of urban history-"

Instructor: Kei Ohgi (Lecturer, Department of History, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

Kyoto has a history of 1,000 years since the transfer of the capital to Heian in 794, but the history before that (the period of the mountain back country) is not well known. In this lecture, while learning about the ancient urban history, we will consider how Nagaoka-kyo and Heian-kyo were established in the land of Kitayama.

Saturday, July 3, 2021 Heian Jogakuin University
"Taiwan Bananas and Japan -Memories of the Prosperous Banana Industry-"

Instructor: Yoshiyuki Koseki (Associate Professor, Faculty of International Tourism Studies, Heian Jogakuin University)

Sweet and savory bananas were once a symbol of luxury fruits. Bananas have become established in the diet of Japan people, but their origin is in Taiwan. Introducing Taiwan's banana industry for Japan. Let's think about the world with the theme of bananas, which are familiar to us.

Saturday, July 17, 2021 Kyoto Tachibana University
"Recommendation of Happy Aging: What is Happy Aging in Modern Times?"

Instructor: Taichi Kishi (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyoto Tachibana University)

With the changes in society, the "image of the elderly" has changed significantly, so modern elderly people need to create their own models (examples and examples) of how to live. Therefore, in this lecture, I will talk about "successful aging", which is one of the models of life for the elderly.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Ryukoku University
"Buddhists who are close to life"

Instructor: Kosuke Uchimoto (Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Ryukoku University)

Even in Japan, the number of religious people who are close to patients in the medical field, as in Western countries, is gradually increasing. In this course, we will introduce the efforts of monks who work to provide psychological care to patients and their families at the site of Japan care, and consider what is important at the end of life.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 Kyoto Women's University
"Nutrition and Lifestyle for Healthy Longevity" [Substitute date May 15]

Instructor: Reiko Nakayama (Vice President, Kyoto Women's University, Vice Director of Nutrition Clinic)

The 100-year lifespan! In this course, we will lecture on a well-balanced diet and lifestyle habits to prevent lifestyle-related diseases and locomotive syndrome (sarcopenia, osteoporosis), which are causes long-term care and bedriddenness, for healthy longevity.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 Tanechiin University
"Religious Culture Conveyed by Belief in Living Gods"

Instructor: Sudan Shakya (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Shochiin University)

At the Gion Festival in Kyoto, there is a belief in a living god who uses "children" as a medium in which the spirits dwell. This is similar to the living deity "Kumari" in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha, where both Buddhists and Hindus worship a girl chosen from a Buddhist family. I would also like to explore common points with young children, focusing on Kumari faith.

Saturday, November 27, 2021 Doshisha Women's University
"Tourism and Regional Revitalization: Potential in the Suburbs of Kyoto"

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

Although tourism is positioned as an important industry even in the Corona disaster, there are various issues such as overtourism. Here, we will consider what tourism is, its role, and the potential for regional revitalization through practice in the surrounding area of Kyoto.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 Kyoto Bunkyo University
"Living with Dementia – Toward the Realization of a Dementia-Friendly City" [September 4, Substitute Date]

Instructor: Kazuyuki Hirao (Professor, Faculty of Clinical Psychology, Kyoto Bunkyo University, Director of the Health Management Center, Director of the Center for Clinical Narrative Studies)

As we enter an era in which one in five elderly people suffer from dementia, the theme is to realize a society in which people can live with dementia. While introducing the activities of Uji City, which is working to create a dementia-friendly city, we would like to think together about what kind of action we can take.

Saturday, February 19, 2022 Kyoto Seika University
"Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Earthquake -Focusing on the Keicho-Fushimi Earthquake-" [September 18, Substitute Date]

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

Toyotomi Hideyoshi built Fushimi Castle in his later years, but the Fushimi area was severely damaged by the Keicho-Fushimi earthquake (1596). At this time, Hideyoshi experienced an earthquake in Fushimi, and while he was a descendant, he was also a victim. Based on Hideyoshi's disaster experience, we will also consider modern disaster prevention.

Saturday, February 26, 2022 Kyoto Bunkyo Junior College
"Building the Body to Win Old Age: From Exercise and Diet" [September 25, Substitute Date]

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

Physical strength decreases with age. However, muscles can be developed regardless of age. Let's build a body that is strong and showable even in old age and extend healthy life expectancy. From experience and evidence, we will consider how to live healthily to the age of 100.

★ 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.

Infection prevention efforts and requests

In response to the new coronavirus infection situation, a state of emergency was declared in Kyoto Prefecture on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
For indoor events, we have requested that the capacity be reduced to one-half after thorough infection prevention measures.

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.
    Correction (5) Place the criteria for opening the course between infection control measures and the contact information, and insert the attached PDF data.

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

Criteria for Deciding the Opening of the "University Relay Course" when the state of emergency is declared (extended) in the future

1) When the facilities of Campus Plaza Kyoto can be used

  • In principle, the course will be conducted as usual.

2) In the event of suspension of use of Campus Plaza Kyoto

  • The course will not be held during the suspension period (postponed).

3) When the course is postponed or canceled for reasons other than the above.

  • Each time, we will decide how to respond based on judgment.

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto College 600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
1st floor
, 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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