Tokyo Tech News
The Tokyo Institute of Technology Railway Club, the Tokyo Tech Photo Club, and the Tokyo Tech Art Club held exhibitions at the Ookayama Library from November 2018 to February 2019.
This year, the Tokyo Institute of Technology Railway Club exhibited 98 photographs taken by members in locations all across Japan. In line with the theme of “Trains and the four seasons,” works included shots of the railways surrounded by cherry blossoms in full bloom, autumn foliage, and snowy landscapes. Each shot was supplemented by a short commentary and description of the shooting location. Visitors commented that they “were able to experience a different side to their daily train commute” and “could sense the artists' passion not only for the railways, but also the various aspects that accompany trains in Japan.”
A total of 25 photos by members of the Tokyo Tech Photo club were displayed in four different locations of the library. Subjects included landscapes, people, animals, and buildings, all of which expressed the individuality of the photographers. “Each of the works tell their own story.” “It was wonderful to see creations from so many different genres,” visitors commented.
The fourteen works by members of the Tokyo Tech Art Club included oil paintings, acrylic creations, and collages. In addition to the motifs themselves, works included different ways to utilize frames and canvases in expressing the unique views of each artist. “All the works were extremely aspirational,” one visitor commented.
As in the past, members of the student clubs also created the posters for their respective exhibits.
The Tokyo Tech Library aims to provide every student with a calm, familiar environment, and looks forward to hosting student-led events in the future.
Library Services Group, Library Division, Research Promotion Department