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Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School (東京都立呪術高等専門学校 Tōkyō Toritsu Jujutsu Kōtō Senmon Gakkō?, lit. Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College), commonly referred to as Tokyo Jujutsu High, is one of only two jujutsu educational institutions in Japan dedicated to fostering the next generation of jujutsu sorcerers.

Description

The jujutsu high crest.

Tokyo Jujutsu High serves not only as a training ground for the next generation of sorcerers but a headquarters for all alumni who have graduated on to be full-fledged jujutsu sorcerers as well. All sorcerers play a role in mentoring jujutsu students, whether in a teacher's role or accompanying them on missions. Weaker sorcerers are assigned the roles of windows, someone who can see curses but is not considered a full-fledged sorcerer or managers to contribute as well.

The jujutsu schools are considered the place for the community and provide mediation, general support, education, and shelter.[1]

Location

Tokyo Jujutsu High is a broad campus of several buildings build in a traditional Japanese architectural style, operating under the guise of a Buddhist temple. The school building is well hidden on Tokyo's outskirts, far and high in the mountains. Naturally, there are a lot of trees around the property to further obscure the location.[2] Some elements other than the buildings reflect the Buddhist theme. There are several statues of deities, shrines, and torii gates around the campus.

There are several entrances into the school. The entire property is hidden by a protective barrier maintained by Master Tengen, who lives beneath the school in the star's underground tombs.[3] The school grounds include training grounds, courtyards, dormitories, and classrooms, among a variety of other amenities.

Administration

The friction between Satoru Gojo and the higher-ups.

The Jujutsu Higher-ups control the majority of decisions revolving around the school. They hold their meetings in a dimly lit room with a single light that illuminates whoever is speaking to the board. The higher-ups' bodies are hidden from view using doors that stand on their own. Their members consists of older men like Kyoto Principal, Yoshinobu Gakuganji.[4][5]

They are conservative traditionalists that often clash with those that have progressive ambition like Satoru Gojo.[6][7] Many of the politics involved with governing the jujutsu community effects the school and its students. Both Yuta Okkotsu and Yuji Itadori were isolated on campus in sealed rooms and initially scheduled for execution. Even after being vouched for by Satoru Gojo, both students, who enrolled at two different times, have only had their executions suspended since.[8][9]

Rules and Security

Upon enrolling in Jujutsu High, transfer students are taught about the school's rules and security measures. The school is protected by Master Tengen's barrier, which hides its location from the outside world. Those who already know the location can easily find it. One entrance is in the foothills of Mount Mushiro up a long set of stairs marked with a series of torii gates.[10]

All jujutsu sorcerers must abide by jujutsu regulations. There appear to be several articles, most of which have not been revealed. They call for someone's immediate execution even if they become a potential vessel to a curse as powerful as Sukuna.[11] Article 9 of the jujutsu regulations punishes jujutsu sorcerers turned curse users with execution as well.[12]

Curriculum

Satoru and Suguru in class.

The school's curriculum is taught over four years.[13] The concept is to train young sorcerers to control their curses and use them to exorcise other curses. All classes appear to be taught by active professional jujutsu sorcerers. The teachers regulate their students' training regiments and education as they see fit. Sorcerers are rare, so classes are often small and focused on building up the individual students into competent sorcerers as quickly as possible.

Now a teacher, Satoru and assigns his students to field missions as training.

Students are given a formal education with standard school classes such as homeroom and sorcerer training through practical jujutsu classes.[14] They move from their original homes to live on campus in the dormitories. The majority of training, classes, and school events are all conducted on campus grounds.

Practical training assignments and field tests often consist of investigating paranormal locations and exorcising weaker curses.[15][16] Jujutsu High students are ranked on the same scale as professional jujutsu sorcerers, which their student ID reflects.[17] Same as jujutsu sorcerers, students are given missions according to their ranking.[18] When leaving school grounds to exorcise curses as a part of their training to gain experience, students are often supervised by a sorcerer or manager.[19]

Uniforms

The male school uniform consists of asymmetrical blue jackets with high collars and two pins on the left side engraved with the school logo. The male uniform is completed with a pair of matching blue slacks. The standard female uniform has the same top with a skirt for a bottom.

The uniforms are highly customizable, and many of the students have their own variation of the uniform. The top half of Nobara's uniform is similar to a traditional gakuran uniform, with buttons from top to bottom down the middle. Yuta's uniform is all white, and Yuji's uniform is customized with a hood as one of many possible examples.

School Events

Kyoto Sister-School Goodwill Event: Tokyo and Kyoto students participate in a joint annual competition to promote goodwill between the sister schools.[20] The competition takes place on the campus of the previous year's winner. The principals of both schools decide on two competitions for the students centered around jujutsu battles. Traditionally there is always a team competition and an individual competition.[21]

Landmarks

Satoru Gojo in class with his students.png Classrooms: As with any school, there are several classrooms throughout the facility. The one Gojo sensei uses to teach his students is a small room with windows, desks for the students, and a blackboard alongside a teaching area.
Secret Execution (Anime).png Isolation Chamber: Those being held for execution are sentenced to an isolation chamber where the walls are entirely covered in talismans. Both Yuji and Yuta were sentenced here for a "secret execution."
Tokyo Jujutsu High dorms (Anime).png Dormitory: Each student is given a large room in the school dorms to stay in. They can be reorganized and decorated as the student sees fit. Due to the low volume of students there are many empty rooms.[22]
Tokyo Jujutsu High morgue (Anime).png Morgue: In one of the buildings, there is a morgue for fallen sorcerers who are killed in action. Their bodies are brought back to the morgue, where their fellow sorcerers can properly mourn the loss and dispose of the corpse.
The Hidden Room (Anime).png Hidden Room: The unspecified secret room somewhere on campus. Satoru had Yuji train there in preparation for the Goodwill Event.
Mount Mushiro Foothills.png Foothills of Mount Mushiro ( (むしろ) (やま) (ふもと) Mushiro Yama Fumoto?): The entrance to Tokyo Jujutsu High is in the foothills of Mt. Mushiro. Deep in the forests, there is a long set of stairs accented by a line of repeating torii gates that lead beyond Master Tengen's barrier into the school grounds.[23]
Main Hall of the Tomb of the Star.png Tomb of the Star ( (こう) (せい) (ぐう) Kōseigū?): At the bottom of the school there is an underground compound of old buildings that circle around a gigantic tree. This is the base for all barriers that protect Japan. An elevator takes visitors down the corridor to the main hall, where all the buildings are. There is a path that leads directly to the base of the tree where Master Tengen resides. There is a barrier in that area that prevents anyone from intruding other than those directly invited.[24]

Staff & Students


References

  1. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 3).
  2. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 2).
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 72 (p. 8-9).
  4. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 59-61).
  5. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 16 (p. 16).
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 18 (p. 14).
  7. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 61).
  8. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 61).
  9. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 16).
  10. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 70 (p. 18-19).
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 2 (p. 12).
  12. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 77 (p. 21).
  13. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 17 (p. 3).
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 25-27).
  15. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 4 (p. 7-9).
  16. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 27-30).
  17. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Vol. 0 (p. 37).
  18. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 21 (p. 17).
  19. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 21 (p. 11).
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 18).
  21. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 10 (p. 11-13).
  22. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 3 (p. 19-22).
  23. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 70 (p. 18-19).
  24. Jujutsu Kaisen Manga: Chapter 72 (p. 5-10).

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