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KCG Summer Festa 2017 was a success!Thank you very much for coming.

KCG Group, including Kyoto Computer Gakuin, Kyoto Institute of Information and Kyoto College of Automotive Engineering, held "KCG Summer Festa 2017" (supported by Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City Board of Education) on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August 2017 at Kyoto Computer Gakuin, Kyoto Station School and other venues to promote exchanges with local residents as a more open educational institution.A large number of elementary and junior high school students and local residents participated in various events.Thank you very much.

KCG Summer Festa" is held every year on July 2, the anniversary of the death of Mr. Shigeo Hasegawa, the founder and the first president of KCG Group.

Here are some photos from the KCG Summer Festa 2017.

Music and Technology - Thinking about Smart Life and Smart Music in 2017

Music and Technology - Thinking about Smart Life and Smart Music in 2017

July 23 (Sun), Kyoto Institute of Information Graduate University, Hyakumanben Campus
The lecture was given by Ms. Sae Ame, a keyboardist of the popular music group "Matenrou Opera" and a visiting professor at Kyoto College of Information and Graduate Studies (also offered as a KCGI open lecture).Music has developed under the influence of the technology of its time.Ms. Ayae unraveled the history and future of technology related to music, from classical musical instruments and performance devices to computer-based digital music.The lecture was also distributed to The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Tokyo Satellite.

 

Astronomy Workshop - Let's wear 3D glasses and experience the great universe!~

 

Astronomy Workshop - Let's wear 3D glasses and experience the great universe!~

July 23 (Sun.), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
The participants wore 3D glasses to watch astronomical images and experience the vastness of the universe.It is estimated that there are roughly 1 trillion x 100 billion stars in the universe.One of these countless stars is the Sun, and we are tiny beings on Earth orbiting the Sun.The participants thought about the endlessly expanding universe while receiving explanations from Dr. Seiichiro Aoki, Associate Professor of Kyoto Institute of Information Graduate University, who was in charge of the workshop.This workshop was supported by the Observatory/Astronomy Promotion Project Office, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University.

 

First time programming course

 

First time programming course

July 29 (Sat), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
This is an annual popular course for upper grade elementary school students.The children tried to make a game while learning how to program mainly with a mouse.The challenge was to create a game in which a character grabbed a falling apple, and with the help of Kyoto Computer Gakuin's teachers and student staff, all the participants successfully completed the game with smiles on their faces.

 

Anime Voice Actor Experience

 

Anime Voice Actor Experience

July 29 (Sat), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
The students had a real experience of "postrecording", recording lines and narration of KCG's mascot character "Kyokotan" to the images of KCG Group's commercials.After receiving guidance on pronunciation and vocalization of lines from a teacher of IT Voice Actor Course, Department of Information Processing, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, the students enjoyed the process of animation production such as studio recording using the "Digital Sound Studio" in the school in front of Kyoto Station.Some of the participants were nervous because it was their first time to be recorded in a studio, but when they put on their headphones and faced the microphone, they played the role of "Kyokotan" with dignity.Parents captured their children's "bravery" on video and in photographs.

 

The History of Computers

 

The History of Computers" for parents and children

July 29 (Sat), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
The KCG Computer Museum stores many historically valuable computers.A large number of children and their parents participated in the event. They learned about the history of the development of computers by looking at the equipment on display at the museum, and also compared the performance of valuable old computers with the latest computers by actually running them.We also learned about the birth and evolution of video games, which were born as a result of the evolution of computers.

 

KCG Music Festa 2017

 

KCG Music Festa 2017

July 29 (Sat), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School
A large number of people filled the concert hall of KCG Kyoto Ekimae School to participate in the event.In the first part, we enjoyed flute quartet, piano solo, solo and duet.In the second part, the participants challenged the song "You are the flower, I am the wind" (lyrics and composition by singer-songwriter Mr. Shihei Umehara), which was recorded by U-Choir, a chorus circle of KCG Group, in Japanese, English and Chinese and sent to the world through the Internet.They were instructed by Mr. Yohei Yoshimura, the advisor of the club, and all of them went on the stage and performed the chorus.In this hall, which has a reputation for its excellent acoustics, the audience enjoyed listening to and singing music to the fullest.

 

Electronics Workshop

 

Electronics Workshop
Electronics Workshop

Electronics Workshop

August 20 (Sun), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Technical College (Rakuhoku School)
This is a popular annual workshop that quickly reaches its maximum number of participants after it starts accepting applications.Many children and their parents participated in this year's event.While learning the mechanism of electronic circuits using microcomputers and the role of electronic components, students challenged themselves to make their own original electronic thermometers that operate using special software from Kyoto Computer Gakuin.Mr. Eiji Kubota, the head of the engineering department of Kyoto Computer Gakuin and the vice principal of Rakuhoku School, and the student staff gave careful guidance.The finished products were taken home with happy memories of the summer vacation.This workshop was co-sponsored by the Kyoto City Board of Education and Miyako Kodomo Doyo Juku.

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