Ochanomizu University


May 21, 2022

Ochanomizu University (Ochanomizu University, English: Ochanomizu University) is a national university in Japan headquartered in 2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. It was installed in 1949. The abbreviation of the university is Ochanomizu University and Ochanomizu University.


The school originated from the government-run "Tokyo Women's Normal School," which opened in 1875. In 1885, it became the women's department of Tokyo Normal School (currently Tsukuba University) and was merged, but in 1890 it was separated and became the Women's Higher Normal School. In 1908, the name was changed to "Tokyo Women's Higher Normal School" with the establishment of Nara Women's Higher Normal School (currently Nara Women's University). In 1949 after World War II, it became a new university "Ochanomizu University" under the National School Establishment Law, and continues to be a national women's university. Initially, it was in Ochanomizu along with Tokyo Normal School. The school building was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, and the Tokyo Higher Dental School (currently Tokyo Medical & Dental University), which had rented a part of the site of the Tokyo Women's Higher Normal School, needed to expand the building. Due to the pressure, he moved to the present location of Otsuka together with Tokyo Normal School. Since it is located in Otsuka, there was talk of trying to change the school name to "Otsuka Women's University", but there was opposition that the word "tsuka" means a grave, so it was unlucky, and it was the birthplace of the school. It will be called "Ochanomizu". The nearest station to the birthplace of the school is Ochanomizu, but the first "o" and "no" in the university are written in hiragana. Currently, it is near Myogadani Station and Gokokuji Station, and the main gate is just opposite the Japan Library Center. There are only two national women's universities, Ochanomizu University and Nara Women's University, and they have produced a large number of human resources for many years as the two best women's universities. Sakurakagekai is an alumni association of Ochanomizu University graduates. We will accept transgender students from 2020. On the same campus, there are Izumi Nursery, Ochanomizu University Children's Garden, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Junior High School, High School, University, and Graduate School.

University Charter

With the incorporation of national universities in 2004, the following slogans have been set up and the university charter has been established under them. "Ochanomizu University exists as a place for all women who are willing to learn to realize their sincere dreams."



1875 (Meiji 8) -Tokyo Women's Normal School opens 1885 (Meiji 18) -Merged with Tokyo Normal School and renamed Tokyo Normal School Girls' Club 1890 (Meiji 23) Due to the reorganization from Tokyo Normal School to Higher Normal School, it was separated and became independent from the school and renamed Women's Higher Normal School. The letters "Tokyo" are removed from the school name. 1908 (Meiji 41) -Renamed to Tokyo Women's Higher Normal School (Women's Higher) with the establishment of Nara Women's Higher Normal School (currently Nara Women's University). The letters "Tokyo" are added to the school name again.

Transition of school site

1. Hongo Ward (currently Bunkyo Ward) Yushima Ochanomizu Yushima Shrine premises (currently Tokyo Medical & Dental University location) It was on the same site as Tokyo Higher Normal School (predecessor of University of Tsukuba) 2. Koishikawa Ward (currently Bunkyo Ward) Otsuka (current location) In 1932 (Showa 7) after the Great Kanto Earthquake, moved from Yushima due to the expansion of the Tokyo Higher Dental School (predecessor of Tokyo Medical & Dental University) on the same site.

New University

1949 (Showa 24) May 31-Becomes Ochanomizu University (new university) under the National School Establishment Law Faculty of Establishment-Faculty of Letters and Faculty of Home Economics Tokyo Women's Higher Normal School is included, Ochanomizu University Tokyo Women's.