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Tokyo University of Arts

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 19, 2014

The most senior of all art universities in Japan, the Tokyo University of Arts might not be on top of anyone’s list of places to visit, but there is still a lot things to see. I visited on one of their days when they welcome the public and I am not sure how accessible the campus is on other days. One of the first things you see on the inner courtyard is Auguste Rodin’s The Vanquished (Le Vaincu, from a 1876 sculpt but I do not know when this particular bronze was cast). Not a bad way to start your day if you are an art student! There is quite a lot of sculpture on display in the inner garden of the university, and while none of the buildings are very impressive sometimes the views are.

The university itself was founded in 1949 of two smaller schools that were both founded in 1887. I definitively need to visit again.

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  1. PaaqaviINC said, on December 20, 2014 at 4:34 am

    The angles of your photos seem 3D. Good use of the depth of field or far/near image. You are a pro!

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  2. Jonelle Patrick said, on December 24, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Ahaha, of course they have a marble bust gacha-gacha machine!

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2014 at 4:58 am

      As they would! Can you imagine their excuses? “I am terrible sorry Sir, I couldn’t complete my homework because although I need an Augustus the machine just gave me a bunch of Ciceros!”

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