Outline and philosophy of the institute
Outline and philosophy of the institute

Institute Philosophy

Established in 1931, Teikyo Commercial School, the predecessor of the university, has set the three pillars of "personal pottery," "practical education," and "encouragement of physical education and martial arts" as its educational policy. Professor in the form of "practical education", which is positioned as "the most important section of the actual company" Education was flourishing. Even after the establishment of the university, the philosophy of such calligraphy education has not changed, and now I am in charge of the education of this university under the founding School Philosophy of "“One’s way”". At the Calligraphy Research Institute, we aim to inherit the philosophy of "Teikyo Calligraphy," which is the history of calligraphy at our university, and to return it to society at large.

Message from the director

Director Junya Fukui
Director Junya Fukui

Since its founding in 1976, the Teikyo University Research Institute of Calligraphy has been committed to the spread and development of calligraphy culture, centered on educational activities at Teikyo University. "Teikyo Calligraphy," which is the philosophy of our university's calligraphy education, has a history and achievements of more than 80 years before the university opened, and we will continue to inherit that philosophy as one of the symbols of our university's education. We aim to develop and develop. In today's society where PCs and smartphones are widespread, the chances of writing letters with your own hands are decreasing. It is in such an era that it is the mission of the Calligraphy Institute to promote the spread of character culture, including calligraphy, as a university research institute, and to help pass on the tradition and history of Japanese character culture to future generations. We are doing it. Currently, this institute is promoting collaboration with research from peripheral universities such as Japanese literature and history, while focusing mainly on research in the field of Japanese calligraphy, and has been collected since the time of the first director, Toshio Tsuzuki. We are conducting research on the collection of tens of thousands of books that we have received, as well as valuable books and materials that have been donated or deposited. We will continue to disseminate such research results through exhibitions, symposiums, and other events. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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Background of establishment

Toshiro Aki (Lake Mountain) <br />Professor <br />1911-2006
Toshiro Aki (Lake Mountain)

Teikyo University opened in 1966 while the rate of enrollment in universities increased year by year due to the effects of the postwar baby boom and the period of high economic miracle. Six years after the university opened, Toshiro Aki (Koyama), who retired from Tokyo Gakugei University in 1972, was invited to the Department of Japanese Literature, Faculty of Liberal Arts Letters. Mr. Aki was a leading figure in calligraphy education at that time, and for the university, his appointment dramatically developed the calligraphy education at the university.
In 1974, a calligraphy selection course was newly established in the Department of Japanese Literature, and a system of calligraphy education centered on teacher training was established, forming the pillar of the university's calligraphy education that continues to this day. Then, in 1976, 10 years after the opening of the university, Japan was under the intention of the first President, Shoichi Okinaga, in order to make it a distinctive base for differentiating from other universities in the education and research of the university. Teikyo University Research Institute of Calligraphy was founded as the first calligraphy institute. The Calligraphy Institute has set Koyama Akimoto as the first director, and has supervised calligraphy-related subjects at the university, such as calligraphy calligraphy history and calligraphy calligraphy education, and the calligraphy education program in early childhood education in collaboration with Teikyo University Kindergarten. I've been.