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Approximately 40 universities and organizations that are members of the University Consortium Kyoto offer their own 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:
Up to 280 (first come, first served)
13:30~15:00(Doors open at 13:00)
Campus Plaza Kyoto 4F Lecture Room 2
University Consortium Kyoto University Relay Course [PDF]

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

May 7 (Sat) Bukkyo University
"Life and Health: Behind Buddhist Scriptures and Religious Culture"

Onomi Nakajima (Professor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Care Technology, Bukkyo University)

We will come into contact with the religious culture and medicine of India and Tibet, and explore the "life" and "health" of those of us living in the present. In addition to listening to lectures, let's actually see Buddhist statues or paintings, feel them through meditation experiences, and grasp "tips for living well".

May 21 (Sat) Hanazono University
"The Jokyu War and Kyoto: The Transformation of the Kamakura Period from the Perspective of Kyoto"

Takaomi Ikoma (Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University)

The battle between Emperor Go-Toba and the Kamakura shogunate led by Hojo Yoshitoki and Masako in 1221 (Jokyu 3) – the Jokyu War – brought about a major change in the way Kyoto and the imperial court were after that. By looking at the Jokyu War, mainly in Kyoto, we will consider "what" and "how" changed in the Kamakura period and the medieval period of Japan.

June 25 (Sat) Kyoto Women's University
"Nutrition and Dietary Habits for Prevention and Improvement of Lifestyle-related Diseases (Non-communicable Diseases)"

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

The causes of requiring nursing care and being bedridden are mainly lifestyle-related diseases (non-communicable diseases) such as cerebrovascular disease (stroke). Aiming for healthy longevity, lectures are given on nutrition and dietary habits to prevent and improve lifestyle-related diseases. In addition, we will think together about proper weight management, which is important for prevention, how to improve dietary habits and make it last.

October 1 (Sat) Otani University
"Faith in Prince Shotoku in the Nara Period"

Kenji Miyazaki (Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)

Prince Shotoku became a legendary figure shortly after his death, but in the first half of the Nara period, the belief in princes flourished among the imperial court, and in the early Heian period, he was positioned as the founder of the rise of Buddhism. In this lecture, I would like to ask about the various aspects of the belief in princes in the Nara period and their significance.

October 22 (Sat) Heian Jogakuin University
"Kyoto Town Development at the Beginning of the Meiji Era"

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

After the Meiji Restoration, a lot of land was taken away from temples and shrines in Kyoto by the Kamichi decree. The Nanzenji villa group, Shinkyogoku, Gion Hanami Koji, Ishibe Koji, Maruyama Park, etc. were created by the Kamichirei, and at the same time, the nature of Kyoto was greatly destroyed. We will consider the history of urban development in Kyoto during the Meiji period. 

October 29 (Sat) Kyoto Seika University
"The Hunger Problem in Medieval Kyoto"

Takaki Yoshinaga (Specially Appointed Lecturer, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Kyoto Seika University)

Modern Japan has long been called the age of satiation, but Japan people have historically had hunger problems. This time, we will reconsider the problem of hunger in medieval Kyoto. I hope that exposure to historical facts will provide an opportunity to think about modern food issues.

November 5 (Sat) Doshisha Women's University
"Scenery of Early Modern Kyoto as Seen from the 'Tomeisho Zukai'"

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

Created in the Edo period, the Tomeisho Zukai is not only important as a tourist guidebook representing the early modern Japan, but also a valuable resource for understanding Kyoto's tourism resources, urban structure, and cultural form. In this course, we will give an overview of its characteristics using images of actual objects.

November 12 (Sat) Kyoto Bunkyo University
"Traveling Girl Opera Company: 35 Years of the Japan Girls' Opera"

Masaki Ukai (Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kyoto Bunkyo University)

From the late Taisho period to the early Showa 30s, there was a girls' opera company that toured all over the country Japan. Its name is Japan Girls' Opera Theater. Completely different from the Takarazuka Girls' Revue Company, we will shed light on the world of the touring girls' opera company and dig up the dream stage delivered to the people of the countryside.

November 26 (Sat) Tanechiin University
"Charitable Relief and Buddhism in Heiankyo -Focusing on Hiden-in-"

Toshigen Saiki (Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Tanechiin University)

At any time and in any place, there were various sufferings in human life, such as old age and death, illness, poverty, and disasters, and there were public and private activities to save and overcome them. What was it like in Heian-kyo, which has been the political and cultural center of Japan since ancient times? I would like to explore the relationship with Buddhism.

December 10 (Sat) Ryukoku University
"Why did monks record their dreams? ―The Religious World of 'Meiejin Yumeki'"

Yasushi Noro (Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University)

The monk of the Kamakura period, Akie Jojin, is famous for keeping a record of his dreams throughout his life. The record "Yumeki" contains various dream scenes that Akie saw, as well as important dreams related to Buddhist training. In this lecture, we will introduce the thoughts of medieval people for dreams through the dream world of Meie.

★ Due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection, the course may be postponed or canceled, or the content may be changed. The latest information will be posted on the "Important Notices" section of the University Consortium Kyoto website, so please check it.

Infection prevention efforts and requests

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

1) Infection prevention measures in course management

  • During the lecture, ventilation will be carried out as appropriate, such as opening some entrances.
  • Materials are placed on the desk instead of handed over at the reception to reduce opportunities for contact with staff.

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 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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