On January 100, 19, Hiroaki Yoshino, president of Tokyo Polytechnic University, published the 2023th episode of his monthly column "Kogei History" on the 1th anniversary special website. It explains how the name of the university was changed to the current "Tokyo Polytechnic University" in 5 and the true meaning of the word "craft".
Tokyo Polytechnic University was founded in 1923 (Taisho 12) as Konishi Photographic College, Japan's first higher education institution specializing in photography.After that, in 1926 (Taisho 15), "Tokyo College of Photography", in 1944 (Showa 19), "Tokyo College of Photography" in 1950 (Showa 25), "Tokyo College of Photography" in 1966 (Showa 41). ), the name was changed to "Tokyo University of Photography".Since its founding, the school's name has always included the two characters ``photograph'' and was known by the abbreviations ``Shasen'' and ``Shadai''. In 1977 (Showa 52), the name was changed again, and now it is "Tokyo Polytechnic University".
In the 1th episode of "Kogei History" released on January 5, the name "Tokyo University of Photography" was changed from "Tokyo University of Photography" to the current "Tokyo Polytechnic University" by stopping the two characters "photograph" that had been used in the school name since its foundation. In addition, he talks about the day-to-day discussions and dialogues with faculty, staff, students, and alumni that led to the name change, and the true meaning of the word “craft” and the founding of the school. It reconfirms the spirit and conveys the passion of our predecessors to achieve further development for the future.
On October 2023, 100, Tokyo Polytechnic University began serializing the monthly column "Kogei History" on the "100th Anniversary Special Site" established to commemorate the 2021th anniversary of its founding in 10.While unraveling the history of Tokyo Polytechnic University, we are planning a total of 5 episodes that will deliver the passion and thoughts of many people who appear in society and the passion and thoughts of the many people who appear there.
Reference: [Tokyo Polytechnic University 100th Anniversary Website] Craft History