This three-dimensional map of Japan is a miniature version of the land we live on: a topographical map at 1:200,000 was pasted onto a Styrofoam board, then cut and stacked along the contour lines to create a small world that is six times larger in height. The Geography Club has reproduced the Japanese archipelago in a three-dimensional map of Japan. Visitors can view the wonders of the land, such as the towering peak of Fuji and the cities spread out across the plains, up close. The three-dimensional map of Japan can be admired freely while our club members engage in commentary.
The Geography Club's usual activities, such as 'Talking Sessions’, in which Geography Club members explain topics of their own interest - such as geology, history and transport - in slide format, and the introduction of fieldwork 'tours' to include an understanding of geography through city walks, are available to everyone via live streaming. In addition, members of the club will also provide online commentary on a three-dimensional map of Japan. We invite you to explore the profound world of Geography through presentations from a variety of perspectives.
The University of Tokyo’s Geographical Research Group’s Geography Club is one of the oldest academic clubs at the university, and will celebrate its 72nd anniversary in 2022. Normal club activities include walking tours of the city in order to gain a better understanding of the area, as well as the production of three-dimensional maps. During long holidays, the club embarks on lodging trips in distant locations. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the lodging trips have been replaced with online “Conversations in the Geography Club Meetings” where each member gives a presentation on a theme of his or her choice. This is an intercollegiate circle where students with various interests, such as a love for travelling, railways, history, etc. gather regardless of their academic streams.
Those who wish to participate in the 96th May Festival need to attend one of the sessions.
The Information Session will be held in both Japanese and English.
Contact us via email ( ) if you have any questions.
Information about the 96th May Festival is also posted on our Official Twitter ( @gogatsusai ).
We are looking forward to your participation.