School Song

A "School Song Competition" was held at Toyo University to decide the school song In June of 1924, a competition was held by the Arts and Culture Department from the alumni reunion (mainly comprised of students) with a "first place prize of 100 yen." On December 1st, the school song by Tekejiro Hayashi (Kokei Hayashi) was selected by a committee of five. Mr. Hayashi graduated from Faculty of education in 1899 and became a poet, Chinese poet, and Japanese-Chinese literature researcher. He is well known as the lyricist for the song "Hamabe no Uta," which is still sung today. Yasumasa Mori (graduate of the Education Department of the Specialty School of Logic in 1925), member of the students association (association name was changed from the alumni association to the students association in June 1925) commissioned Kosaku Yamada to compose the music score. The original score is housed in the Archives of Modern Japanese Music.