Tokyo University of the Arts
Tokyo University of the Arts is the only national, comprehensive art university in Japan. The university maintains, among other locations, a campus in the city of Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture. The school has developed strong ties with Ibaraki through the Toride Art Project (TAP), “Toride Art Path” exhibitions, and other efforts. Recently, it has been organizing numerous joint international programs with universities from abroad, such as the University of the Arts London and École des Beaux-Arts. The university supports the creative activities of young artists from both within and outside of Japan, and encourages exchange with the local community through art. Laboratories from the departments of Painting, Sculpture, and Crafts, of the Faculty of Fine Arts will participate in KENPOKU ART 2016, and will be organizing the second installment of last year’s Gei-Dai-Go Art Project in collaboration with universities from Asia in Daigo.