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KCG Summer Festa 2018" was held and many people attended.

The annual KCG Summer Festa 2018 (Kyoto Prefectural University, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Automobile College, etc.) is held as an open educational institution to exchange information with the local community. Sponsored by the Kyoto City Board of Education) on July 28, 2018 (Saturday) at Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Station / The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.Many elementary and junior high school students and local residents participated in the various events.Thank you very much.

The KCG Summer Festa is held annually on July 2, the anniversary of the death of KCG's founder and first president, Shigeo Hasegawa.

Here are some photos from the KCG Summerfest 2018.

Astronomy Workshop - Let's put on 3D glasses and experience the appearance of the macrocosm!~

Saturday, July 28, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School

Participants wore 3D glasses and experienced the vastness of the universe while watching astronomical images.There are roughly 1 trillion x 100 billion stars in the universe.One of these myriad stars is the sun, and we are small beings on earth orbiting the sun.The workshop was led by Prof. Seiichiro Aoki, Associate Professor of Kyoto University of Information Science and Technology, who explained about recent topics including the proximity of the Earth and Mars.The same content was divided into three sessions.This workshop was supported by the Astronomical Observatory of Kyoto University/ Astronomy Dissemination Project Office.

Programming for Beginners

Saturday, July 28, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School

This is a popular annual lecture for elementary school students.The children learned to program mainly with the mouse, while creating their own games.The challenge was to create a game in which a character catches falling bananas, and with the help of Kyoto Computer Gakuin faculty and student staff, everyone successfully completed the game and showed smiles.

◇Animation Voice Actor Experience

Saturday, July 28, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School

Many children participated in this event and had a real experience of "postrecording" to record lines and narrations of KCG's mascot character "Kyokotan" to the images of KCG Group's TV commercials.After receiving instruction on pronunciation and vocalization of lines from a teacher of the IT Voice Actor Course of the Information Processing Department of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, the students enjoyed the process of animation production, including studio recording, using the professional "Digital Sound Studio" located in the Kyoto Ekimae School.Some of the participants were a bit nervous as it was their first time to record in a studio, but once they put on the headphones and stepped up to the microphone, they performed the role of "Kyokotan" with great confidence.Parents captured their children's "bravery" on film and in photographs.

History of Computers" for parents and children to enjoy learning together through games.

Saturday, July 28, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School

The KCG Computer Museum houses many historically valuable computers and was designated as the first "Distributed Computer Museum" in Japan in 2009 by the Information Processing Society of Japan.Many children and their parents participated in the event. They learned about the history of computer development while viewing the equipment exhibited in the museum, and compared the performance of the latest PCs with that of the precious old ones by actually operating them.We also tried our hand at a rally titled "Find the Computer of Information Processing Technology Heritage (certified by the Information Processing Society of Japan).We also learned about the birth and evolutionary history of video games, which were born as a result of the evolution of computers.

◇KCG Music Festa 2018

Saturday, July 28, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School

Sponsored by the KCG Parents Association, the event was attended by a large crowd that filled the concert hall of KCG's Kyoto Ekimae School.In the first part, young singers sang solo and duet.In the second part, U-Choir, a chorus circle of the KCG group, showed the results of their daily practice. After that, they performed the song "Orizuru" (lyrics and music by Shuhei Umehara) under the guidance of Yohei Yoshimura, the circle's advisor, before everyone went on stage for the chorus.The hall is known for its excellent acoustics, and the audience enjoyed listening to music and singing to their heart's content.

Electronics Workshop

August 18 (Sat), Kyoto Computer Gakuin Technical College (Rakuhoku Campus)

This workshop is very popular every year.Once again, the number of participants reached its capacity in the blink of an eye after the start of the call for participants.A large number of children and their parents attended the event.This year, an "electronic roulette" was created, in which LED lights spin around.Participants listened to Mr. Eiji Kubota, head of the Engineering Department of Kyoto Computer Gakuin and vice principal of Rakuhoku School, talk about the mechanism of electronic circuits using microcomputers, and worked on making our school's original electronic roulette, which runs on special software.Teachers and student staff provide careful guidance.The finished products were taken home as memories of the summer vacation.This workshop is co-sponsored by the Kyoto City Board of Education and Miyako Kodomo Doyo-Juku.