What is TOKIHA?

Derived from the Japanese word “Tokihanatsu 解き放つ,” meaning “to release,” TOKIHA is an educational initiative that strives to spark self-discovery, inspire the pursuit of passions, and ultimately liberate the mind through peer dialogue and collaboration.

Starting from 2015, our experimental summer camps have since introduced unique opportunities to over 150 participants to empower themselves and their communities.

In prospect, we aim to create impact not only through summer camps, but also through various projects that encourage people to both live in the present and make a valuable impact in the future.

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How can we create the space to foster collaboration and introspection? We hold camps in the peripheral areas of Japan, in pursuit to answer this question. No two camps are the same. Every year, we reimagine the ideal summer camp from scratch with the chosen 20 counselors from UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, and so on.


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Counselors Application: Now Open!

Due Monday November 6th 23:59 (PST)

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Campers Application: Closed!

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Since 2016, TOKIHA has hosted three camps and has been the home of over 150 campers and 50 counselors.

2016 August 17-21, Fukuoka

2017 August 1-5, Tsukuba

2017 August 16-20, Fukuoka