Kyoto Symposium 2018

2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto

The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan

The International Yeats Society and the Yeats Society of Japan Joint Symposium in Kyoto 2018




Dates and Venues



Travel Guide



Directions and Maps


Updated on Dec 12, 2018


2018 Yeats Kyoto Symposium Program (Final)

A Script of Neko to Tsuki (The Cat and the Moon)



2018 Yeats Kyoto Schedule (Final)


Dates: December 15ー16, 2018


Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University

36 Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto University Clock Tower)

and Kashokaku Noh Theatre

160-1, Saihojicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture (Kashokaku, 嘉祥閣)


Themes:  Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:

               Yeats and Laughter ”


   Topics may include:

-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays
-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism
-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers
-Yeats and Kyogen
-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology



We are sorry, but the special period for booking “Co-op Inn Kyoto” through Yeats Japan is over. (The deadline was the end of October.)  Those who are going to book accommodation are now asked to do by themselves.
For those who will stay at “Co-op Inn Kyoto,” the hotel website is here:
It takes about 15 min to get to Kyoto University by taxi. Taxi sharing will be the best option.  Hotel charges: 6700 yen + tax per night except Saturday night (11000 yen + tax) .


Travel Guide:
Unfortunately, there is no direct connection between Yeats and Kyoto, but Kyoto is a city many members of both societies may wish to visit. A travel guide by Kyoto City contains much yet concise information of tours, world heritage sites, etc.



Restaurants on campus:

Camphora (Yoshoku)

La Tour (French)

Le Cafe (Cafeteria/ French, inside l’ Institut Français de Kansai)

Cafeteria Renais (Vegan menu available) (Please zoom in and click ‘search’)


Registration: Please select one item of fees from the drop-down list below.


Directions and Maps: 

For access to Kyoto University Clock Tower, please see the Main Campus map, the access map. “hoop” bus is fastest public transport from Kyoto Station to Kyoto University:

Kashokaku Noh Theatre (嘉祥閣) is located near Exit 4 of Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Subway Line. Please see the maps below.