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Christmas at Doshisha

During the Christmas season, various events take place at Doshisha. The annual festivities are popular with those connected to Doshisha, as well as with local residents.

Christmas at Doshisha

Christmas Illumination Lighting Ceremony

During the Advent season, as Christmas lights start to appear on trees and buildings across Japan, a lighting ceremony takes place at Doshisha University. A 23-meter-tall Himalayan Cedar, situated close to the West Gate on the Imadegawa Campus, is decorated with Christmas lights every year. It's the second tallest living Christmas tree in Japan, and has in recent years become one of Kyoto’s signature winter events.

For further information, please visit:
Center for Christian Culture (in Japanese)

Candlelight Service on the Kyotanabe Campus

The candlelight service on the Kyotanabe Campus celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2016. It is a well-established and popular event made possible through the collaboration of the local community and those connected with Doshisha. Let us gather together under the candlelight that symbolizes the hope given by Christ’s coming into the world.

For further information, please visit:
Center for Christian Culture (in Japanese)

All Doshisha Messiah Concert

Handel’s masterpiece work, ‘Messiah’, celebrates the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The annual All Doshisha Messiah Concert is hugely popular with members of the local community, as well as with the students, graduates, teachers and staff of Doshisha, which bases Christian principles at the core of its moral education. All the performers do their best to make it a Christmas to remember.
All Doshisha Messiah Concert