The 62nd Mita Festival was held over the two days of Sunday, November 22 and Monday, November 23, a public holiday.
Based on the spirit of "independence and self-respect," the Mita Festival is planned and run by Keio students (enrolled students) themselves, and is one of the largest university festivals in Japan. This year, the event was held online for the first time in its history due to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).
Unlike previous years, the event was held without any visitors on campus, but through creative ideas such as live-streaming via YouTube and prerecorded videos, about 200 groups participated. The groups taking part held online research presentations, exhibitions, lectures with invited guests, and other events from various locations on campus, using this opportunity to announce their achievements to date.
Furthermore, spectacular live performances were held on the main stage set up in the Mita Quad as well as on the indoor hall stages after thoroughly implementing measures to prevent infections, bringing excitement to the online audience.