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Tokyo Tech Festival 2017

Tokyo Tech Festival 2017

Tokyo Tech Festival, an exciting two-day highlight in the Institute's calendar, attracts roughly 50,000 visitors to Ookayama Campus each year.

In 2017, Tokyo Tech Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. The theme this year, chosen after a public vote, is "Prism." A prism does not glimmer on its own, but shine a light on it and watch it turning into a gleaming rainbow of colors. Likewise, only the participation of local visitors and Tokyo Tech students, faculty, and staff, will make the Tokyo Tech Festival a success. The Institute is looking forward to another bright and brilliant festival with the help of the organizers and participants.

Various exhibits and presentations will be held in lecture rooms, and many food tents will be set up outside. Live music and stand-up comedy artists will climb onto the outdoor stage. Lab walk-ins will be available for visitors who want to experience Tokyo Tech's state-of-the-art science and technology.

Please note that events are primarily in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation is not available.

  • Logo of Tokyo Tech Festival 2017Logo of Tokyo Tech Festival 2017
  • Tech-chan, official character of Tokyo Tech Festival since 2012 ©Hida / Tokyo Tech Festival executive committeeTech-chan, official character of Tokyo Tech Festival since 2012
    ©Hida / Tokyo Tech Festival executive committee

Previous Tokyo Tech Festival

  • Stage shows

    Stage shows

  • Popular outdoor events

    Popular outdoor events

  • Demos and performances by extracurricular clubs
  • Demos and performances by extracurricular clubs

Demos and performances by extracurricular clubs

  • Day of the festival in 2016
  • Day of the festival in 2016

Day of the festival in 2016

Details of Tokyo Tech Festival 2017

As with past festivals, there will be a variety of student-planned activities at Tokyo Tech Festival 2017.

Art exhibition "Sparkle"

Art exhibition "Sparkle"

Ignite the sparkle within!

The "Seeing your dream" art exhibition features photographs, paintings, and three-dimensional artworks. This year's theme is Kirameki, meaning "sparkle," and exhibitors include both Tokyo Tech students and talented artists from outside the Institute. Awards will be presented to the most impressive works in each category.

Appealing Video Contest 2017
That and This — Will you laugh or cry?

*The Appealing Video Contest 2017 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Lab walk-ins

Lab walk-ins

Glimpses of leading-edge research

In 2017, lab walk-ins will be available for prospective students, providing a glimpse into Tokyo Tech's highly regarded research.

Open classes by Tokyo Tech professors (Japanese)

Tokyo Tech faculty members will give the following lectures in 2017 to introduce the Institute's cutting-edge research to the public.

Venue: West Building 9, Digital Multi-purpose Hall

11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.,
Saturday, October 7
"Decision-making quiz!" by Professor Takehiro Inohara, Institute for Liberal Arts
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.,
Sunday, October 8
"Evolution of the body's blueprint and shape — Secrets revealed in shark fins" by Associate Professor Mikiko Tanaka, Department of Life Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
Sunday, October 8
"Ultra-high dimensional travels: Visualizing information from the invisible world" by Associate Professor Ken Wakita, Department of Mathematical Computer Science, School of Computing

For details regarding other festival attractions and possible cancellations due to poor weather or other reasons, visit the Tokyo Tech Festival 2017 website (Japanese)outer.

The Tokyo Tech Festival executive committee has posted tips and strategies regarding the Tokyo Tech entrance examination on their prospective student support website (Japanese)outer, and sends words of encouragement to all those interested in joining the Institute.

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Published: September 2017