Murata Cheerleaders Spread Kyoto’s Culture at ICOM Kyoto 2019 (25th International Council of Museums General Conference) 


Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Chairman of the Board and President: 
Tsuneo Murata  

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., will participate in ICOM Kyoto 2019, International Council of Museums*1 25th General Conference, opening on September 1, through its Murata Cheerleaders, which have been named Ambassadors Supporting Culture and Tourism in Kyoto.*2 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.

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


September 1 (Sunday) – September 7 (Saturday); 7 days in total


Main venue (Kyoto International Conference Center), Satellite venue (Inamori Memorial Hall), others


Approximately 3,000 (including overseas participants) *Many sessions will include simultaneous translation into Japanese.


ICOM, ICOM Japan Committee, ICOM Kyoto 2019 Organizing Committee, Japanese Association of Museums

Joint Sponsor: 

Science Council of Japan


Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition

Official Website:

About the Murata Cheerleaders

Created to bring vitality and delight to people all over the world, Murata’s Cheerleaders were designed by bringing together a variety of technologies cultivated at Murata. Their key features are stabilization, which keeps them upright, and synchronization, which keeps them from colliding. Both features are made possible via ultrasonic position measurement technology, group control technology, and inverted pendulum control technology. All of our Cheerleaders will give their very best performances and support innovators all over the world.

*1  Currently the world’s largest and only international conference on museums. It is held once every three years by ICOM, which counts 140 countries and regions as members. This is the first time ICOM has held a conference in Japan.

*2 In the past, Kyoto has commissioned celebrities with connections to Kyoto Prefecture to disseminate the charm of Kyoto widely. This is the first appointment of robots to the position. Their term of office is until June 30, 2021.

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at