Murata Cheerleaders Spread Kyoto’s Culture at ICOM Kyoto 2019


29 August, 2019- Murata will participate in ICOM Kyoto 2019, International Council of Museums 25th General Conference, opening on September 1, through its Murata Cheerleaders, which have been named Ambassadors Supporting Culture and Tourism in Kyoto. They will take the stage to provide information on Kyoto’s culture.

The Murata Cheerleaders have been taking the stage at a variety of events, such as international exhibitions, in support of people around the world who create things, and at the same time have been spreading information about the culture of Kyoto. This year, ICOM is being held in Japan for the first time, and the robots, dressed in items representing traditional Kyoto culture, will present a perfect performance that seamlessly meshes the traditional with cutting-edge technology in order to welcome people from around the world.

Murata Cheerleaders

Performance Outline

Title: Murata Cheerleaders Dressed in Kyoto Traditional Crafts
– Balanced robots perform gracefully and in synchronization –

Kyoto International Conference Center Annex Hall, on specially installed stage.

Sept. 2 (Monday): 2:00 pm/3:00 pm/4:00 pm/5 :00 pm
Sept. 3 (Tuesday): 10:00 am/11:00 am/12:00 pm/1:00 pm/2:00 pm/3:00 pm/4:00 pm
Sept. 4 (Wednesday): 10:00 am/11:00 am/12:00 pm/1:00 pm/2:00 pm/3:00 pm/4:00 pm
*There is a fee to enter the hall. For details, please see the official website listed in the Conference Outline below.

ICOM Conference Outline
Conference Name: 25th ICOM (International Council of Museums) Kyoto 2019
Dates: September 1 (Sunday) – September 7 (Saturday); 7 days in total
Venue: Main venue (Kyoto International Conference Center), Satellite venue (Inamori Memorial Hall), others
Participants: Approximately 3,000 (including overseas participants) *Many sessions will include simultaneous translation into Japanese.
Organizers: ICOM, ICOM Japan Committee, ICOM Kyoto 2019 Organizing Committee, Japanese Association of Museums
Joint Sponsor: Science Council of Japan
Theme: Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition
Official Website:

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