Volunteer students from Department of Hispanic Studies and students from Professor Sachiko Kawakami's seminar, Department of Global Tourism, participated in the Shichijo Enmado Festival (sponsored by the Nishishichi Prosperity Association) held on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, 29th. Two booths were set up: Learn about Spain with Quizzes! and Umineko Candy.
Japanese students and international students from Spanish-speaking countries asked quizzes about each Spanish-speaking country in "Let's Learn about Spain with quizzes!". A wide range of age groups, from local elementary school students to adults, enjoyed it.
In addition, Umineko Candy sells Umineru and Umineko Glass created through seminar activities. Many people purchased them while listening to their introduction of the seminar's activities.
The participating students increased their awareness of social contribution through interaction with the local community.
I enjoyed participating in the Shichijo Enmado Festival very much!
It's a community-based festival, and I was very happy to see various people than I expected, from small children to the elderly, participating in quizzes about Spanish-speaking countries. Many people gave feedback on the quiz, such as "It was fun!" and "I didn't know that!", so I, who is studying Spanish-speaking countries, got wanted to continue to learn more and more about Spanish-speaking countries!
The Shichijo Enmado Festival has been held in Nishioji Nanajo, Kyoto City since 2021, and this year marks the third time.
The event is sponsored by Nishishichi Prosperity Association (a shopping street that connects Gozen-dori and Nishioji-dori street on Shichijo-dori street). This is an event that not only spreads the value of Shichijo Enmado but also enlivens the local area with stalls from nearby universities, local youth groups, and shops.
Enmado is a rare hall that has all the statues of the Ten Kings. As a result of recent research, it has been discovered that most of them were created during the Muromachi and Kamakura eras, and are extremely valuable cultural properties even in Kyoto City.
Shichijo Enmado - Official Instagram
Nishishichi Prosperity Association - Official Instagram