The 63rd Mita festival was held over four days on the Mita Campus from Saturday, November 20, to Tuesday, November 23.
Mita Festival is one of the largest-scale campus festivals in Japan actively organized and run by current Keio students and based on dokuritsu-jison, Keio's founding spirit of "independence and self-respect." Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held completely online. This year, however, through the thorough implementation of infection prevention precautions and limited registration that mainly restricted entrance to Keio students, the event returned true to form and was held "in-the-flesh" for the first time in two years.
This year approximately 280 student organizations participated, with student seminars presenting their research findings and projects, music groups performing live, students giving speeches, and others showing off the fruit of their labor.
Students also celebrated their unique identities through dance and music on stages (outdoors and indoors) and in classrooms. These performances let attendees appreciate the uplifting and invigorating atmosphere that only comes with live, in-person events.