Tag Archives: Tokyo

Shinjuku Cosmic Center 新宿コズミックセンター

Facility Name: Shinjuku Cosmic Center 新宿コズミックセンター Facilities: sprung wooden floor dojo, mat dojo, kyudojo (archery), general sports halls including pool, conference facilities Location: Okubo, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo 東京都新宿区大久保 Construction Type: concrete Summary: budojo facilities within a community sports center

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Tokyo Geidai Kendo 東京芸大剣道

Dojo Name: Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Kuromon 東京芸術大学 黒門 Arts Practiced: Kendo Location: Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno/Uguisudani, Tokyo, Japan Dojo Leader: Takahashi Toru 高橋 亨, kyoshi 7-dan Construction Type: insitu-concrete frame; steel roof frame Summary: A large semi-purpose built … Continue reading

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Metabolism at Mori Museum メタボリスム 森美術館

The Mori Art Museum (森美術館), located on the 53rd Floor of Mori Tower in Tokyo’s Roppongi (六本木) district, is currently holding an exhibition titled “Metabolism, The City of the Future, Dreams and Visions of Reconstruction in Postwar and Present-Day Japan” … Continue reading

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Tokyo Budokan 東京武道館

First, apologies for the long period of inactivity. I have not been able to find time to work on this blog as much as I would like lately. I am happy to announce passing my iaido shodan shinsa (first dan … Continue reading

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Kendo-Kyoju Yushinkan 剣道教授 宥辰館

Dojo Name: Kendo-Kyoju Yushinkan 剣道教授 宥辰館 Arts Practiced: Kendo Location: Kami-Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Dojo Leader: Takahashi Yoko 高橋 洋子 Architect/Builder: Koyama 小山一級建築士事務所/株式会社小山エ務所 Summary: A family run dojo with a traditional interior including a traditionally constructed sprung floor.

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Sakura City 桜の町

Last month sakurano-hanami (桜の花見) or cherry blossom viewing season, swept Japan. This time of the year is a must see for anyone interested in visiting Japan and was the first time I got to experience this event. Of course, I … Continue reading

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