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