The "five-and-three paulownia" crest is a traditional Japanese family crest. In 1903, the students of the Tokyo Higher Normal School adopted this crest as the emblem for their school badge. Then, in 1949, it was also adopted by the students of the Tokyo University of Education, the predecessor of the University of Tsukuba. Later in 1974, the University Council officially approved the crest as the school insignia of the University of Tsukuba.
Among all other "five-and-three paulownia" crests, our insignia is unique, as only the outline of the leaves is depicted. It continues to be a respected and cherished symbol by those who study at the University of Tsukuba.
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