Monument "Flight" / Artist : MIYATA Ryohei / Entrance of Tokyo Tech Front / Installed on May 26, 2009
MIYATA RyoheiMetal Craft Artist, Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University of the ArtsCongratulations on completing "Tokyo Tech Front" this time.
The idea of Kenichi Iga, President of Tokyo Institute of Technology and the thought of Hisao Taki, vice president of Tokyo Tech Alumni Association as well as Chairman of Gurunavi to the alma mater was connected, and I was asked to produce a monument to commemorate the establishment of Tokyo Tech Front. I also heard that the significance of my work is deepening the friendship between Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo University of the Arts furthermore, and is praying for the both schools to fly to the future, so my heart was filled with passions. For me who creates art through metalworking technology, the connection between "science and technology" and "art" is natural, and the view that the both schools hold hands seems an ideal for my production. I wish for the future development of the both schools and express deep gratitude to everyone who gave me this opportunity.
President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2011. On this occasion, we set up an action plan "Tokyo Institute of Technology 130" to achieve the quality qualified for the world's best science and engineering university in the theme of "education, research and contribution" towards "creation of our country by science and technology", and are going to execute it proactively. Many people's supports are indispensable for its enrichment and expansion. Among them, alumni who are active in many fields are a major support for the university. Tokyo Tech Front, which was jointly constructed by Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, which is the mother for the above alumni, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, has been completed. This time, a monument "Flight" produced by Mr. Ryohei Miyata, President of Tokyo University of the Arts, has been donated by Mr. Hisao Taki, who graduated from our university to commemorate it.
Director General, Japan Traffic Culture Association
Congratulations on completing "Tokyo Tech Front".
Tokyo Institute of Technology, which is also my alma mater, has a tradition of promoting introduction of science and technology into art such as promotion of ceramic industry. With the idea of Kenichi Iga, President of Tokyo Institute of Technology, I asked Ryohei Miyata, President of Tokyo University of the Arts, to produce a monument with wishes for a collaboration of science, technology, art and culture, and further flight to the future. The future bonds of the schools are represented by fusion of "Swallow", the symbol of Tokyo Institute of Technology and "Dolphin", President Miyata's production theme. The fact that this monument "Flight" will keep watching further development of the two schools in the future, and that I acquired the friendship between the two schools this time is also supreme joy for me .
|Artist||MIYATA Ryohei||Planner||Proposed by Kenichi Iga (President, Tokyo Institute of Technology)|
|Location||Entrance of Tokyo Tech Front Map||Producer||MIYATA Ryohei (President, Tokyo University of the Arts), (Cooperation : Japan Traffic Culture Association), (Cooperation : CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio)|
|Installed on||May 26, 2009||Sponsor||Presented by Hisao Taki (Founder and Chairman, Gurunavi Inc.)|
|Location||Entrance of Tokyo Tech Front Map|
|Installed on||May 26, 2009|
|Planner||Proposed by Kenichi Iga (President, Tokyo Institute of Technology)|
|Producer||MIYATA Ryohei (President, Tokyo University of the Arts), (Cooperation : Japan Traffic Culture Association), (Cooperation : CREARE Atami-Yugawara Studio)|
|Sponsor||Presented by Hisao Taki (Founder and Chairman, Gurunavi Inc.)|