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Nagamine Shoshin performed Chatan Yara no Kusanku in 1939

On Saturday, 17 June 1939, the former Prime Minister and president of the Dai Nippon Butokukai, General Hayashi Senjuro, and invited persons attended the opening ceremony of the Dai Nippon Butokukai Okinawa Branch Butokuden, where Judo, Kendo and Karatedo performances … Continue reading

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The Butokuden of Okinawa

The original Dai Nippon Butokukai  (DNBK) was established in April 1895 in Kyōto to encourage the practice of the budō and to cultivate warlike virtues (butoku) throughout Imperial Japan. Branches were opened in each prefecture, aiming at the dissemination and … Continue reading

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