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Emblem of Doshisha

The emblem of Doshisha, which consists of three triangles, is a stylized Assyrian letter meaning a nation or a land. It was designed by Doshisha alumnus Hangetsu Yuasa, a poet and a scholar of the Ancient Orient. Hangetsu was a professor of Theology at Doshisha University when the emblem was made. Since then, it has been interpreted as a symbol of Doshisha’s educational philosophy aiming at the harmony of three elements of education: intellectual, moral and physical educations.


School Color of Doshisha
Our school colors are purple and white. The royal purple of Doshisha, which is a medium color between Tyrian purple and Edo purple, is the same school color as that of Amherst College in America where the founder, Joseph Hardy Neesima, studied. The field of the school flag is royal purple with the emblem in white.
Emblem of Doshisha

Adopted in 1893
Designed by Hangetsu Yuasa