a metro station located in Itabashi
ward in northwest Tokyo . It is
served by the Toei Mita Line.
Arakawa River flows through Itabashi
ward in the area near Nishidai Station.
The Itabashi Fireworks Festival
is held every summer on the banks
of the river about 20 minutes walk
from Nishidai Station.
Itabashi Fireworks Festival is held
every 1 st Saturday of August on
the banks of Arakawa River. This
festival is particularly attractive
because it is held simultaneously
with the fireworks festival of Toda
City on the opposite side of the
river. The two festivals together
set off approximately 11,000 fireworks,
including about 100 of shakudama
size (a shell approximately
a foot in diameter). The featured
performance of the show is the Niagara
Falls (a 600-meter-long set fireworks)
besides several bottle rockets and
kaleidoscope shootings. The fireworks
display at the Itabashi festival
is so overwhelming that it is considered
among the best in the country.
Bunka University was founded in
1923 by a special resolution of
the Japanese Parliament. Its aim
was to establish a university with
a new culture produced by integrating
the Eastern and Western cultures,
while still maintaining the spirit
of Asian cultures.
Bunka University has eight
undergraduate faculties (Literature,
Language, Economics, Business Administration,
Law, International Relations, Socio-Human
Environmentology, and Sports &
Health Science) and six graduate
schools (Literature, Economics,
Law, Foreign Languages, Asian Studies,
and Business Administration) serving
more than 12,000 students. The University
is known as the best Calligraphy
school in Japan.
Bunka University has two campuses
– one in Higashi-matsuyama
and the other in Itabashi.
Itabashi Campus is located about 15
minutes walk from Nishidai Station.
All 3 rd and 4 th year students (except
those of International Relations and
Sports & Health Science) study
at the Itabashi Campus. There are
two large buildings on the Campus.
One consists of classrooms where the
classes are held, and the other has
administration offices. A library
and a cafeteria are also located on