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Doshisha's Symbol

The origin of the school name

The name of gDoshishah represents the principle of gcommunity of the people with common aspirationsh. Our English school song gDoshisha College Songh is popularly called gOne Purposeh taking its first phrase, meaning ga united aspirationh or ga same aspirationh.

Emblem of Doshisha

Emblem of Doshisha

The emblem of Doshisha, which consists of three equilateral triangles, is a stylized Assyrian letter meaning a nation or a land. It was designed by Hangetsu Yuasa, a poet and a scholar of the Ancient Orient, whom Doshisha produced.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

The school colors of Doshisha 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.

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Doshisha college song

Words by W.M. Vories
Music by Carl Wilhelm

  1. One purpose, Doshisha, thy name
    Doth signify one lofty aim;
    To train thy sons in heart and hand
    To live for God and Native Land.
    Dear Alma Mater, sons of thine
    Shall be as branches to the vine;
    Tho' through the world we wander far and wide,
    Still in our hearts thy precepts shall abide!

  2. We came to Doshisha to find
    The broader culture of the mind;
    We tarried here to learn anew
    The value of a purpose true;
    Dear Alma Mater, ours the part
    To face the future staunch of heart,
    Since thou hast taught us with high aim to stand
    For God, for Doshisha, and Native Land!

  3. When war clouds bring their dark alarms.
    Ten thousand patriots rush to arms,
    But we would through long years of peace
    Our Country's name and fame increase.
    Dear Alma Mater, sons of thine
    Will hold their lives a trust divine
    Steadfast in purpose we will ever stand
    For God, for Doshisha, and Native Land!

  4. Still broader than our land of birth,
    We've learned the oneness of our Earth;
    Still higher than self-love we find
    The love and service of mankind.
    Dear Alma Mater, sons of thine
    Would strive to live the life divine;
    That we may with increasing years have stood
    For God, for Doshisha, and Brotherhood!



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