Kyoto, which was formed over a thousand years ago, has continued to attract attention as the place where modern and traditional cultures merge. The Japanese government acknowledged its appeal as a center for the dissemination of the cultural power of Japan and decided to have the Agency for Cultural Affairs relocated to Kyoto by FY2021.
Researchers at Ritsumeikan University—which has campuses in three prefectures: Kyoto, Shiga, and Osaka—are studying, from various perspectives, what Kyoto has inherited over the generations, such as its historical arts and traditional industries, cultural assets, and the ways in which previous generations lived. Through these studies, these researchers are working towards discovering fascinating and new aspects of Kyoto as well as contributing toward furthering its development by making full use of state-of-the-art technologies and by interacting with local residents.
A Tale That Kyoto Has Kept in Its Memories
Digitally Archiving the Space of Kyoto Across Place and Time
Keiji Yano/Naomi Kawasumi