Monthly Archives: July 2012

Budōjō Kamidana 武道場の神棚

In Japan one is likely to come across a kamidana in various places such as someone’s home, an office or in a family owned shop. They can of course also be found in a dōjō. Kamidana are an element of … Continue reading

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“Tokusatsu Museum” at MOT 特撮博物館 於 東京都現代美術館

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) now has a temporary exhibition running since Tuesday 8 July until 8 October 2012. This exhibition entitled Director, Hideaki Anno’s “TOKUSATSU” Special Effects Museum-Craftsmanship of Showa & Heisei eras seen through miniatures is … Continue reading

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24th Tōkyō Prefectural Jōdō Taikai 第24回東京都杖道大会

Yesterday, Sunday 8 July 2012, saw the 24th Tōkyō Prefectural Jōdō Taikai held at Sugamo High School. A jōdō ikkyū shinsa (grading) was also held. I am happy to report that not only do I now hold the ikkyū rank … Continue reading

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Ikutokudō 育徳堂

Dōjō Name: Ikutokudō (育徳堂 Hall of Cultivating Virtues) Art Practiced: Honda-ryū Kyūjutsu (本多流弓術) Location: Tōkyō University, Hongō Campus, Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō, Japan Construction Type: concrete Completion Date: Shōwa/昭和 10 (1935) Summary: Tōkyō University’s purpose built dōjō for the practice of traditional … Continue reading

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