Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund

Sakura Rejuvenation campaign

Make your mark on Tokyo Tech's Ookayama campus!

This campaign ended on October 31, 2020. We sincerely appreciate your generous donations.The progress of the project will be reported here.

Campaign period: April through September 2020, extended to October 31, 2020
Campaign target: JPY 30 million

Every spring, sakura cherry blossoms carpet the wood deck on Ookayama Campus. The sixteen cherry trees in front of the Main Building, generously donated to Tokyo Tech by graduates in 1950, have been watching over students, encouraging faculty and staff, and building a shared history with the local community for decades.

Having survived for over 80 years thanks to various treatments such as soil improvement, these trees are now in need of life-saving care and attention. The Sakura Rejuvenation campaign aims to ensure not only care for these existing trees, but also support for the planting of new young trees in the fall of 2020 and the overall maintenance of all cherry trees on Ookayama and Suzukakedai Campuses.

Make a gift now as the campaign period has been extended until the end of October 2020, due to many inquiries. Your support will ensure that Tokyo Tech sustains its sakura legacy for many years to come!

Use of Fund:

Start of planting of new cherry trees: October 2020
Expected completion: March 2021

  • To rejuvenate and preserve existing cherry trees in front of the Main Building on Ookayama Campus
  • To plant and stabilize young trees (about 10 years old) alongside existing trees
  • To install required irrigation equipment
  • To maintain all cherry trees on Ookayama and Suzukakedai Campuses

Layout of existing and new cherry trees

Layout of existing and new cherry trees

Campaign period and target

  • Campaign period: April through September 2020, extended to October 31, 2020
  • Campaign target: JPY 30 million

How to give

You can make a gift using Tokyo Tech's secure online platform.

As a token of appreciation

The names of individuals who donate JPY 10,000 or more will be printed on a stainless steel plate placed near the new cherry trees along the wood deck on Ookayama Campus.

  • In addition to the above, individuals who donate JPY 300,000 or more or corporations that donate JPY 1,000,000 or more are entitled to have their name engraved on the donor recognition wall in front of the Ookayama library, and will receive a certificate of appreciation.
  • In addition to the above, individuals who donate JPY 5,000,000 or more or corporations that donate JPY 10,000,000 or more will be nominated as recipients of the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan. Corporate donors will receive a certificate in place of the medal.
  • All donors will be invited to the President's Donor Appreciation Gathering.

Tax benefits

Your preference

  • If you would prefer to make payment by bank transfer or discuss a major gift, or if you represent a corporation, please contact the Public Engagement Office at syaren@jim.titech.ac.jp.
  • Corporate donors are requested to make donations in denominations of JPY 50,000.

Areas of Support

Areas of Support

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Tokyo Tech Public Engagement Office