Tokyo Tech Festival 2016

Tokyo Tech Festival is a two-day event that fills the Ookayama Campus with excitement. Approximately 50,000 people, including local residents, current Tokyo Tech students, and prospective students attend the event every year.

Tokyo Tech Festival 2016 will be held over the weekend of October 8 and 9. The theme of the festival this year, chosen after a public vote, is "Palette." Like the different hues and tints created by a painter, the diverse characters interacting at Tokyo Tech Festival will create a palette of infinite possibilities.

  • 2016 festival logo2016 festival logo
  • Tech-chan, official mascot of the Tokyo Tech Festival since 2012. ©Hida / Tokyo Tech Festival executive committeeTech-chan, official mascot of the Tokyo Tech Festival since 2012.
    ©Hida / Tokyo Tech Festival executive committee

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 will be performed on 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.

Previous Tokyo Tech Festivals

Day of the festival in 2015
Day of the festival in 2015

Food tents
Food tents

Demos and performances by extracurricular clubs


Details of Tokyo Tech Festival 2016

As with past festivals, there will be a variety of student-planned activities at Tokyo Tech Festival 2016.

Tokyo Tech Festival 2016 Opening Event — "Atelier"

2015 Opening Event
2015 Opening Event

Date and time: 10:15-11:15 a.m., Saturday, October 8
Place: Outdoor stage

An opening event on the outdoor stage will kick off the Tokyo Tech Festival. The chair of the festival committee will give an opening speech, and committee members will introduce their recommended activities. True or false quizzes for visitors will be held, and original plastic folders will be handed out.

Lab walk-ins

Lab walk-in
Lab walk-in

In 2016, lab walk-ins will be available for prospective students and local residents alike, providing a glimpse into Tokyo Tech's highly regarded research.

Open classes by Tokyo Tech professors (Japanese)

Place: Multi-Purpose Digital Hall, West Building 9

Tokyo Tech faculty members will give the following lectures in 2016 to introduce the Institute's cutting-edge research to the public.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, October 8
"Diagnosis by illuminating cancer cells" by Associate Professor Shunichiro Ogura, Department of Life Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology
1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8
"Observing and touching each individual atom" by Professor Taro Hitosugi, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sunday, October 9
"New frontiers of extrasolar planet exploration" by Associate Professor Bunei Sato, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, School of Science

For details regarding other festival attractions, visit the Tokyo Tech Festival 2016 website (Japanese).


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Published: September 2016


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