- BUNKA FASHION COLLEGE History
- BUNKA GAKUEN UNIVERSITY History
Namiki Women's and Children's Dressmaking School established.
Bunka Sewing School opened.
Isaburo Namiki established the Bunka-style pattern cutting method and authored Lecture Notes on Women’s and Children’s Clothing (Fujin Kodomo Fuku Kogiroku).
School name changed to Bunka Sewing School for Women. Accredited as Japan's first school of Western-style sewing. Decision that June 23 be the anniversary of the school's founding.
Bunka Sewing School for Women moved to the current location in Yoyogi, Tokyo.
Complete Book on Dressmaking (Yosai Zensho) and fashion magazine Fashion Culture (Fukuso Bunka) published.
Incorporated Foundation Namiki Gakuen authorized.
Six-volume Bunka Dressmaking Course (Bunka Yosai Koza) completed.
Fashion research magazine Soen launched.
Bunka Sewing School for Women changed its name to Bunka Fashion College (Bunka Fukuso Gakuin).
Bunka Fashion College’s opening ceremony held following the end of World War II. Morning, afternoon, and evening (every other day) three-session system established.
Bunka Fashion College Chain School System established.
Bunka Women's Junior College opened.
Bunka Fashion College established Japan’s first Fashion Model Training Department.
Fashion shows held at the school and in Tokyo (Tokyo Kaikan), Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka, inviting Christian Dior and his delegation from France.
Bunka Fashion College covered in the New York Times.
Fashion show held, inviting Howard Greer and his delegation from the USA.
Circular school building completed.
Soen Award, considered a gateway to success for fashion designers, established in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Soen.
Male students enrolled in Bunka Fashion College’s instructor course for the first time since the school opened.
Bunka Fashion College Correspondence Education Division set up.
French designer Pierre Cardin visited Japan and held a show at Bunka Fashion College’s auditorium.
Fashion magazine High Fashion launched.
Namiki Gakuen sends its first clothing research delegation to the West. Second and third delegations sent later.
Show of French designers, Maggy Rouff and Jacques Griffe, held.
Pierre Cardin visited Bunka Fashion College again and was made an honorary professor of the school.
High Fashion’s Pierre Cardin Prize established.
Women’s magazine Mrs. (Misesu) launched.
Hokuryuko Lodge and Bunka Hokuryuko Ski Area opened.
Design awards Endo Award and Namiki Award established in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bunka Gakuen.
Bunka Women's University opened.
Bunka Women's Junior College becomes Bunka Women's University Junior College.
Paris Branch of Soen opened in Paris, France.
Karuizawa Lodge opened.
Bunka Women's University Muroran Junior College opened.
Bunka Women's University Library (currently Bunka Gakuen Library) opened.
British Fair Fashion Show, co-organized by the British government, held at Toranomon Hall in Tokyo.
Bunka Fashion College’s partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), State University of New York in New York City, USA established.
Bunka Women's University Graduate School established.
Sumire Kindergarten affiliated with Bunka Women's University opened.
Corporate name changed to Educational Foundation Bunka Gakuen.
London Fashion Festival, co-organized by the British government, held at Toranomon Hall in Tokyo.
Suginami Senior High School affiliated with Bunka Women's University opened.
Pierre Cardin visited Bunka Fashion College again and held a fashion show at the school auditorium.
Bunka Fashion College approved as a vocational college under a special training college system.
Kindergarten affiliated with Bunka Women's University Muroran Junior College opened.
Endo Memorial Hall completed.
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum opened.
Bunka Institute of Language opened.
Fashion Creation Department, Fashion Technology Department, and Fashion Marketing and Distribution Department established as part of Bunka Fashion College’s education system reforms.
Bunka Fashion College’s Fashion Accessories and Textiles Department established.
Nagano High School and Nagano Vocational School affiliated with Bunka Women's University opened.
Kodaira campus completed.
Suginami Junior High School affiliated with Bunka Women's University opened.
Graduate school’s Doctoral Program in Environmental Clothing Studies established.
University’s Faculty of Literature established at the Kodaira campus.
Bunka Fashion College started new curriculum system and transferred to credits system.
Bunka Fashion Open College opened.
A 21-story skyscraper (A, B and C Wings) completed as the new school building.
Graduate school’s Master’s Program in Living Environment Studies established.
Bunka Gakuen Fashion Resource Center opened.
Bunka Research Lab for General Study of Fashion, the Bunka Research Lab for Style and Function of Fashion, and the Bunka Research Lab for Future Fashion established.
The Plaza completed.
University’s Faculty of Home Economics divided into the Faculty of Fashion Science and the Faculty of Art and Design under a new education and research system.
Bunka Gakuen International Communication Center completed.
Shinjuku Bunka Quint Building completed.
Bunka Fashion Business School opened.
Bunka Research Lab for Clothing Environment and the Bunka Research Lab for Dwelling Environment opened.
Bunka Fashion College opened Japan Bunka Fashion College at Donghua University in China.
University’s BUNKA Festival selected as “Support Program for Distinctive University Education” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
Bunka Fashion College’s review board meeting convened for the Endo, Namiki, and Men’s Fashion Awards that were renamed the Bunka Fashion College Fashion Contest.
University’s Faculty of Literature name changed to Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
History of Japan’s Fashion exhibition held at the Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Bunka Gakuen and the 20th anniversary of Bunka Nagano Gakuen.
Bunka Gakuen Intellectual Property Center opened.
University hosted the annual conference of the 7th International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI).
Bunka Fashion Graduate University (BFGU) opend.
Bunka Fashion College’s four-year Creative Design (Advanced Diploma) course established.
Bunka Fashion College Hiroshima opend.
Bunka Fashion Research Institute opened.
University’s admission quota for international students established.
Bunka Gakuen Academic Archive Center completed.
Bunka Fashion Incubation completed.
Binka Women’s University and Bunka Women’s University Junior College changed its name to Bunka Gakuen University and Bunka Gakuen University Junior College.
Bunka Gakuen International Institute of Fashion in Industry and Academia established.
University and Junior College’s male-female co-education started at all faculties and departments. The first class of male students enrolled.
Bunka Fashion College’s second collaboration school in China, Lumei & Bunka International Fashion College, opened at the Dalian campus of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts.
Bunka Research Lab for Fashion Textiles,
Laboratory for Japanese Dress Culture opened.
Former Fuji Student Hall renovated and opened as Shion Student Hall.