Interdisciplinary Collaborative ProgramRoots and Sounds of Learning―“Ne Ne Ne”

Participants from different fields have engaged in dialogue over a period of several months in an attempt to visualize in a virtual space the history and chain of events from the questions lying at the origins of their respective fields of expertise through to the present. This event looks back on that process.

The more specialized the world of academia becomes, the more trivial it becomes. We attempt to open up new ideas by reconfirming and visualizing from where we have come and where we are going. What is the world? What is matter? Who am I? We hope to bring together experts from various fields to thoroughly discuss the immense history and connections of inquiries woven from fundamental questions, and to confirm our historical position.

For more information about the project and call for participants, please visit the following website:


Saturday, January 29, 2022 / 2 p.m.–4 p.m.


Lecture Room, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art


Open to all


Free (priority to reservations)

Reservation period

Reservations open on the following website:

Tickets on Sale

Monday, November 2, 2021–Friday, January 28, 2022


50 Participants

Panelists & Participants

Facilitator Miyano Naoki (Scholar of academic and University theory, Science Technology Policy)
Panelists Tezuka Aiko (contemporary artist)
Chiku Soukou (tea ceremony teacher, Omote-senke)
Aoba Yu (novelist)
Umeno Seiho (gardener)
Kimura Shunsuke (doctor; pharmacist)
Sawazaki Kenichi (artist; visual artist)
Hirakawa Mika (Biohistory Researcher)
Yakushigawa Chiharu (painter; artist)
Yonezawa Takashi (zen mouk)


Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research of Kyoto University, the 125th anniversary of Kyoto University

In cooperation with

STEAM Association