Spring Session March 2021

Kyoto iUP held the "Spring Session" online in March 2021. The Spring Session consisted of three main activities: (1) Japanese Language Classes, (2) Conversation Classes, and (3) Cultural Experience Classes. In the (3) Cultural Experience Classes, the students worked on Japanese Calligraphy, Japanese Binding Method, and Manga drawing.

In the Japanese Calligraphy class, students first learned about the origins of kana, and then chose their favorite words and made them into artworks. In the Japanese Binding Method class, students learned about the different types of book making styles and their characteristics, and then practiced the "Yotsumetoji" binding method. In the Manga class, students learned about the characteristics of Japanese manga and how to divide frames, and then created a four-frame manga.

All of the students worked enthusiastically and showed their individuality in each class.
Please refer to photos for the class experience.
As for the Japanese Calligraphy, the works of each student were summarized in a video by Associate Prof. Kitayama of Nara University of Education.
See the video from the LINK below.


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We would like to express our gratitude to the following teachers for their cooperation in the cultural experience classes.

- Japanese Calligraphy: Satoka KITAYAMA -sensei (Associate Professor, Nara University of Education)
- Japanese Binding Method: Naoko WATANABE -sensei (Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation)
- Manga: Hitomi MATSUI -sensei (Kyoto Seika University)

The next session is scheduled to be held in September 2021.

Kyoto iUPでは、2021年3月に春期講習をオンラインで実施しました。春期講習では、大きく分けて、次の3つの活動、(1)日本語(2)会話(3)文化体験、を行い、このうち、(3)の文化体験では、今回、仮名書道、和装本、マンガの作画、この3つに取り組みました。





- 仮名書道:北山聡佳先生(奈良教育大学准教授)
- 和装本:渡辺直子先生(日本習字教育財団)
- マンガ:松井仁美先生(京都精華大学)