Yokohama University of Art and Design have been established by Tokiwamatsu Gakuen.
Tokiwamatsu Gakuen is a school located in Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, and it consists of Tokiwamatsu elementary, junior, and high school.
The school history started from Tokiwamatsu Private Girls School which was located in Sibuya-cho, Toyotama-gun, Tokyo (now Sibuya-ku, Tokyo) in 1916. First president is Ms. Suzuko Misumi who is known as the lyricist of “The Roots of White Fuji”.
Ms. Suzuko Misumi founded the former private girls school as intended to produce independent women committed to the word "a single violet on steel". Her founding spirit was inherited when a school building was constructed and moved to Himonya, Meguro-ku, 1947. Then, Ms. Haya Murotani, who was appointed as a chairman of the Tokiwamatsu Gakuen in 1961, constructed a school building located in Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi (now Aoba-ku), and founded Tokiwamatsu Gakuen Women’s Junior University in 1966 in order to establish of Art Junior University. Then, we have reformed and made progress along with the needs of the society, and our school renamed Yokohama University of Art and Design (Junior University) in 2001 and became coeducational.
Yokohama University of Art and Design, which was based on these achievements, was established in 2010 with an educational philosophy, which is "true art education is to cultivate the root of human creative activity". Our college aim to foster human individuals with an ability to capture the desire of needs of the society by sensibility and to contribute to the society with their creativity in the international city, Yokohama.
Tokiwamatsu Gakuen will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016.
We will continue to improve and activate our education and research level, and to cherish ties with the local community. And we will be more active as an attractive college.