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image by Shunsuke Omachi, 21 April 2023
Located in Nakano City Tokyo and established in 2009.
The Embroidered ceremonial hanging flag has blue background with a silver and gold college emblem and vertically written gold kanji college name in gold fringe.
The origin of the triangle on the college emblem comes from the Mandala of the Womb Realm. The Mandala of the Womb Realm represents the composition of the universe in the esoteric world, in which 414 Buddhas are depicted, each symbolizing a role. In the upper center of the emblem is the only part that is not in the shape of a Buddha, and within that is a triangle. This is the basic form of the emblem of Hosen College of Childhood Education. This triangle represents what Buddhism calls "noushou," or the power to create and develop things. The three corners of a triangle support each other to form a harmonious world, and each corner is referred to in Buddhism as kudoku-riki, kaji-riki, and hokkai-riki. If we translate these into life, it means the power of self, the power of others, and the power of nature, and if we further apply them to the world of education, one corner is students, pupils, children, and kindergarteners, one corner is schools and teachers, and one corner is parents.
And just as the order of the universe is composed of the support of each corner, the world of education can only achieve its original purpose when the three forces are united. This is the world that Hosen 's emblem represents.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 April 2023