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Ebisu Otoko @ Handai Slope

The "Handai* Slope" connects the university to the Ishibashi district. It is a 300 meter long slope separating, psychologically and physically, the local community and the Toyonaka Campus. Ebisu Otoko @ Handai Slope, a race up this slope, was started for the purpose of giving local people a sense of familiarity with and connection to the Handai Slope and to publicize the slope as a "bridge" from their community to the university.

* "Handai" is the Japanese nickname for Osaka University.

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Registration for the race, January 10, 2010.

Thanks to cooperation from the Ishibashi Shopping Arcade, this event has been held on January 10th every year since 2007, establishing it as an annual event for the local community and Osaka University. This event contributes to exchange between proprietors of businesses in the Ishibashi Shopping Arcade and university students, leading to other university-community events.

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Participants rushing to the goal. (January 10, 2010).

In preparation for Ebisu Otoko @ Handai Slope, staff of the Ishibashi Shopping Arcade and students work together on public relations, insurance procedures, site management, and more. In this way, students receive valuable practical experience in the real world.

For more information about this event, visit the Ebisu Otoko pages.
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A runner crossing the goal. (January 10, 2010)


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A runner crossing the goal. (January 10, 2010)

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