Prof. K. Takayanagi

Kenjiro Takayanagi (高柳 健次郎 Takayanagi Kenjirō, January 20, 1899 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka – July 23, 1990 in Yokosuka) was a professor of faculty of engineering at Shizuoka University  and a pioneer in the development of television. He built the world’s first all-electronic television receiver, and is referred to as “the father of Japanese television”. In 1925, Prof. Takayanagi began research on television and developed the first “all-electronic” television system to display the received signal by using a cathode ray tube . On December 25, 1926, he successfully demonstrated his system at Hamamatsu Industrial High School ( is now the Faculty of Engineering at Shizuoka University). The first picture he transmitted was of the Japanese katakana character 「イ」.


Cherry blossom is the symbolism in Japan. Normally, Sukura  blooms in spring ( ~from the the end of Mach to the beginning of  April). The peak bloom is so beautiful that people go to  “Hanami”- A centuries-old cultural practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura.
樱花是日本的象征。一般在3月底或4月初,一片叶子也没有的樱花开满树枝。此时,正是赏花的好时光,3~5成群的人们会带来酒跟食物,在树底下赏花. 这种赏花的习惯已有上百年历史,在日语里称为“花见”。

Hamamatsu Campus

The center of Hamamatsu campus of Shizuoka university.  You can see the pure-blue sky all over the year.