South Gate entrance
|Tokyo Women's Normal School (among others)|
|President||Kimiko Murofushi, Ph.D.|
|Undergraduates||2062 (as of 2012)|
|Postgraduates||933 (as of 2012)|
|Location||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan|
Ochanomizu University (お茶の水女子大学 Ochanomizu Joshi daigaku) is a national women's university located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. It is one of only two national women's universities in the country, the other being Nara Women's University. "Ochanomizu" is the name of the Tokyo neighborhood where the university was founded.
The university traces its origins to 1875, when Tokyo Women's Normal School was founded in Tokyo's Ochanomizu neighborhood. It subsequently underwent a series of name changes: "The Women's Campus of Tokyo Normal School", "The Women's Campus of Higher Normal School", "Women's Higher Normal School", and "Tokyo Women’s Higher Normal School." During those years, the original campus was destroyed in the Great Kantō earthquake; in December 1932, a new campus was established in its present location in the Ōtsuka neighborhood of Bunkyō, Tokyo.