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Kobudo, entertainment art, or both?

It is sometimes hard to distinguish if an old photo or a demonstration on film is actually a martial art or something else. Like this, there was a question in social media about a number of sketches from the 19th … Continue reading

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Miyagi Chojun, October 1935

October 1935, the great tug-of-war of Naha was celebrated on Naha City Tsūdō main street. The men in the photo belonged to the Eastern Party. They had the important task to take care of the kanichibō, i.e. the huge wooden … Continue reading

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