Komazawa University

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Komazawa University
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MottoTruth, Sincerity, Respect, and Love (信誠敬愛)
Type Private
PresidentRyōkō Hirose
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 16,000
Postgraduates 250
Location, ,
Campus Urban
Member ofSetagaya 6 Universities consortium
Colors bluish-purple
Website komazawa-u.ac.jp/english/

Komazawa University (駒澤大学, Komazawa Daigaku), abbreviated as 駒大 Komadai, is one of the oldest universities in Japan. Its history starts in 1592, when a seminary was established to be a center of learning for the young monks of the Sōtō sect, one of the two main Zen Buddhist traditions in Japan.


The university in Tokyo campus comprises seven faculties and 17 departments with a total of around 16,000 students. Also for students who wish to pursue advanced studies, each department has a graduate school. It also has eleven research institutes and a Museum of Zen Buddhist Culture. Times Higher Education places Komazawa University in the 150+ bracket in its ranking of Japan's 200 best universities. [1]



In brief




Basic information


Komazawa campus

Komazawa 1-23-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都 世田谷区 駒沢1-23-1)

Futakotamagawa campus

Unane 1-1-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都 世田谷区 宇奈根1-1-1)

Fukasawa campus

Fukasawa 6-8-18, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都 世田谷区 深沢6-8-18)

College Song

Education and research


Graduate programs

Professional graduate programs

  • Judicial Studies (Law school)

Affiliated facilities


  • The Zen Institute
  • The Institute of Zen Buddhism and Economics
  • The Institute for Comparative Buddhist Literature
  • The Institute of Legal Research
  • The Research Institute for Applied Geography
  • The Research Institute for Accounting
  • The Institute of Mass Communication
  • The Research Institute for Justice




Student life


There are over 160 clubs and organizations in Komazawa University. [7]


The Komazawa University ekiden team won the " Hakone Ekiden " in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2021.


The baseball team belongs to the " Tohto University Baseball League ". (東都大学野球リーグ)


The football team plays as one of the Kantō Collegiate Football League (ja:関東大学サッカー連盟)









* Did not graduate.

External relations

International exchanges

Agreements with other universities

Setagaya Six Universities Consortium

Participants in the Setagaya 6 Universities Consortium (世田谷6大学コンソーシアム " Setagaya Roku Daigaku Konsōshiamu ") are as follows:

Sister schools

They were also established by Soto sect.

Affiliated schools


See also

" Nittokomasen "(日東駒専)are as follows:

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