Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku

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Entrance gate
Ueno main campus, in Taitō -ku, Tōkyō

The Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku ( Japanese 東京 藝術 大学 , German "University of the Arts Tokyo", English Tokyo University of the Arts ), Tōkyō Geidai for short , is an art college founded in Tokyo in 1887 . It is one of the most renowned training centers for musicians and artists in Japan. The president is Kazuki Sawa.

The university has four campuses :

  • Ueno-Campus ( 上 野 キ ャ ン パ ス ) in Taitō -ku, Tōkyō Prefecture; Main campus
  • Toride Campus ( 取 手 キ ャ ン パ ス ) in Toride , Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Yokohama Campus ( 横 浜 キ ャ ン パ ス ) in Naka-ku , Yokohama
  • Senju Campus ( 千 住 キ ャ ン パ ス ) in Adachi -ku, Tōkyō Prefecture

The university has its own art museum on the premises.


Today's university was created in 1949 through the merger of the two forerunner institutions, Tōkyō Bijutsu Gakkō ( 東京 美術 学校 , German "Art Academy Tokyo") and Tōkyō Ongaku Gakkō ( 東京 音 楽 学校 , German "Conservatory Tokyo").

In 2008 the university changed its English name from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music to Tokyo University of the Arts .

Well-known professors and students


Tokyo Geidai hyakunen-shi as a special edition The Geijutsu Shincho Volume 38, Issue 10 (1987)

Web links

Commons : Tōkyō Geijutsu Daigaku  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/about/a-brief-history-of-the-university
  2. https://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/about/presidents-foreword
  3. Ernst Kern : Seeing - Thinking - Acting of a surgeon in the 20th century. ecomed, Landsberg am Lech 2000. ISBN 3-609-20149-5 , pp. 73 and 332–334.

Coordinates: 35 ° 43 ′ 10 ″  N , 139 ° 46 ′ 20 ″  E