Bakazemi (Idiot Seminar) in TANGO (north part of Kyoto)

Hello everyone!! This is Oka, the M1 student. This time I’m posting about Bakazemi, which is held at the end of May.
Bakazemi is an annual event at Ma lab which students research what they care about or what they want to know and give a presentation in an amusing way. This year it was held at the Sea and Starts View Park in Tango, seaside of Kyoto. This park is in the northern part of Kyoto, located near the Amanohashidate, it is known as three scenic spots in Japan, and is surrounded by beautiful nature. I highly recommend that you visit there.

On the first day, we departed from Minami-kusatsu sutation and visited Amanohashidate on the way to the park. Amanohashidate is a pine-covered sandbar that spans the mouth of Miyazu Bay in the scenic, coastal region of northern Kyoto. The ocean was very beautiful, and the scenery created by nature was beyond description. One of the reasons for choosing Tango was that we wanted the international students to see this beautiful view of Japan, which Japanese students were also impressed by. Of course, we took a great number of pictures.1

After arriving at the park, we held the Bakazemi. Every year there were various ideas, also this year there were many presentations which enough to make us laugh just by looking at the titles. The ideas never bottom out!
Let me introduce some…”Production of Laugh Detector” “research on how to fight more effectively than existing fighting methods” “Development of a system that distract loneliness by shedding music automatically after returning home & Development of a device which naturally changes PC screen when seniors pass behind” “Mechanism of absolute pitching and how to use it” etc… This year there were also many funny but serious presentations. And a discussion on the award was held.



The first place winner was…an M1 student, Kaizu-kun ” Molester Repelling Goods ” Huuko ” produced by a cool engineering student, protecting beautiful girls all over the world.” second place was Mukai-san, M2 student ” Production of lending management device for tools”
third place was Huang-san, M2 student ” Construction of a system for injured people to play games ” The fun of the research already transmits just looking titles.(lol)  Everyone was laughing all the time during the presentations, because of full of funny elements, although winners were very serious mood. (Actually I was in the slide.) The last year’s winner also spectacularly ranked in. All the presentations were wonderful. I wish I could show everyone’s slide here!


After the presentation, it was the long waited BBQ! We deserved this for our hard work.(lol) We ate, drunk and talked a lot. We fully enjoyed from setting fire to cleaning up while cooperating together. There are some things which can’t talk seriously without alcohol. After having enjoyed BBQ, everyone seriously talked with people who had not talked much before.



BAKA-SEMINAR2017_243It is the second day from here on.
We enjoyed Dodgebee and light version of Photo Rogaining! First of all, I briefly explain about these rules.(lol) Dodgebee plays with frisbee instead of balls in the familiar dodgeball. It uses soft frisbee so you can play safely. In addition, it is difficult to throw it as you want, so we can enjoy regardless of whether you are good at exercise or not. And photo rogaining is a game divided into teams, scored points by checkpoints in time based on the map. At the checkpoint, we take the same picture as the sample.
In this time there were some difficult riddles (I couldn’t understand at all)
at some checkpoints and after solving all of them, we could reach the goal.  Well, it was pretty elaborate.(lol) Photo rogaining also hold an official competition and it is a great game that everyone does the exercise, taking pictures together and going around sightseeing spots!
The team of dodgebee divided into research teams and fought against the team. Photo rogaining was done by randomly decided teams.
Although, it was quite a hard schedule to take a little lunch break after doging dodgebee and do photo rogaining immediately. I think that our bonds have deepened after each game.






Image_f815e4c-1These pictures prove it more than anything. Everyone had fun. Day two’s events were successful. Everyone was asleep in the car on the way home…(lol) It was a very substantial two days. Mr.Morimoto, the organizer, who planned and executed this bakazemi and all M1 students, thank you for your hard work.
Bye for now. Thank you for reading this to the end.

P.S. Actually, we, M1 students went to see the starry sky on the evening of the first day. It also named of the park. But the weather in the mountain changes easily and the sky got cloudy. Then we took these pictures.