Keio Fight Song “Wakaki-chi” to Be Departure Melody at Tokyu Hiyoshi Station from October 1 for One Month
Aug. 25, 2017
For one month from Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31, the Keio fight song “Wakaki-chi” will be used as the departure melody at the Tokyu Toyoko Line’s Hiyoshi Station (Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture), the station closest to Hiyoshi Campus. It is the first time the Keio school song will be used as a departure melody at a train station.
This year marks the 90th year since the Keio fight song “Wakaki-chi” was composed. The Tokyu Toyoko Line is also celebrating its 90th anniversary since it began operation, on August 28 this year. Together with the development of the areas along the Toyoko Line, Keio University’s Hiyoshi Campus developed as one of first suburban university campuses. As both the Toyoko Line and Keio fight song “Wakaki-chi” are celebrating their 90th birthdays this year, Tokyu Corporation, Keio University, and its alumni association, the Keio Rengo Mita-Kai, have come together to make this project a reality. The use of the melody has been coordinated with the timing of the Mita-Kai Homecoming Day (Keio Rengo Mita-Kai Taikai), a major event for Keio alumni that is held at Hiyoshi Campus every year in the fall. (This year’s event will take place on Sunday, October 15.)
It is hoped that it will be a special departure melody that will make the hearts of Keio University students, the many alumni who will gather at the Mita-Kai Homecoming Day, as well as the members of the public, sing.