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2023/1/10

The 16th Morita Cup & The Mainichi Cup Pair Presentation Contest of Japanese Culture was held at KUFS on Saturday, December 17th. The ten pairs who competed in the event were selected from across the country after a rigorous screening process, and they all gave presentations that showed their daily academic efforts. From KUFS, the Junior College’s Department of English Studies for Careers students Ryohei Nakai and Haruna Murai participated in the contest and won first place, awarded with the Morita Trophy.

Date: Saturday, December 17th
Place: Small Hall at 7th floor of Building 1 (R171)
Hosted by Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of British and American Studies of Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Cooperation by Headquarters for Vitalizing Regional Cultures, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Supported by  Kyoto City
        The Mainichi Newspapers Co.,Ltd
        The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto
Cosponsored by The Westin Miyako Kyoto
          IIBC (The Institute for International Business Communication)

The results are as follows.

1st place (Morita Trophy)
Ryohei Nakai and Haruna Murai from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Title: Our Pride Biwako: Culture and Folklore from the Lake at the heart of Shiga

2nd place (The Mainichi Trophy)
Kyoka Watanabe and Aisa Murata from Rikkyo University
Title: Wear Japanese Art on Your Back

3rd place (The Mainichi Trophy)
Aena Kim and Kie Tanikawa
Title: Hide-and-Seek in Beautiful Wrappings

Encouragement Award
Aki Nakahara and Nao Tanioka from Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Title: Let's include Tatami in Our Houses!

Anon Anami and Honoka Katsuyama from Ferris University
Title: Tales of "The Three Evils": Untold History of Yokai in Kyoto

Yui Sugimoto and Karen Nakao from Aoyama Gakuin University
Title: The One and Only, Iconic Kawaii Culture

Miyu Okazaki and Kanon Yoshizaki from theKawamura Gakuen Women's University
Title: Japanese remaking Culture: Healing Yourselves and the Environment

Kodemari Tsuchiya and Haruna Murai from Gunma Prefectural Women's University
Title: Fruitful Traditions

Ayaka Endo from Ferris University and Seishiro Shirae from Daito Bunka University
Title: Japanese Charming Toy

Hozuki Kawasaki and Kazuna Kuwahara from Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Junior College
The Spirit of Kumamoto

【Related Information】
An event highlight video is available for viewing (to be released soon)
Department of British and American Studies' Official YouTube channel

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