School Song・LogotypeAbout Us
Gakushuin did not have a school song when it was founded in 1877. After it was reopened as a private school around 1951, there was widespread demand to its director Yoshishige Abe for the creation of a school song. Abe wrote the lyrics personally, about wanting to cultivate students who are fond of scholarship and passionate about the truth, modest and reflective, willing to serve society, and sufficiently strong-willed not to be daunted by difficulties. Kiyoshi Nobutoki wrote the music to the Gakushuin School Song, which was first performed in May 1951.
Abe said of the school song, "I had previously written a great deal of prose and a little tanka and haiku poetry too, but it was the first time in my life that I had written anything like a school song. The lyrics may be awkward but I wrote them with great enthusiasm, as if I hoped they would be sung by all of the people of Japan. (Kozakura, Issue 34, November 1951)
Gakushuin University Logo
At Gakushuin University, we have set out our logo and guidelines for its use.
Reason for creating the logo
At our university, we formulated the Gakuen VI strategy as part of the publicity for our five-year business plan "Gakushuin Future Plan 28" launched in 2012.
By specifying how the existing university and school emblems should be combined with the school color and logotype, which had not been clearly regulated before, the aim was to give a visual uniformity to the image of Gakushuin as a whole and to give the logo an iconic role that, like the Gakushuin School Song, would bring together the feelings of pupils, students, teachers and alumni toward Gakushuin and forge a sense of unity.
Logo design selection policy
When choosing the logotype, rather than something newfangled that would spoil the image of Gakushuin we selected a stately font with both sophistication and strength.
The school color we adopted as Gakushuin blue was pantone 287C, which is slightly brighter than the navy blue previously used in our school flags, cheerleaders' banners, and so on, and which matches our school tradition by being both forceful and vigorous yet calm and relaxed.
To prevent losing any of the value of Gakushuin evoked by our logo, we drew up some rules on how the logo should be used and compiled them into the VI Guidelines. Although these guidelines are divided according to whether they are for corporate use or each school use, they all share the same basic concept such as the design. If you intend to use the logo, please read these guidelines first and follow the procedure for applying for permission.