7th Anniversary for the 23rd MJER Soke

On May 12, 2019, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the 7 year anniversary ceremony commemorating Fukui Masato-sensei becoming the 23rd soke of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. Before the Event This ceremony happens annually at Inaba Jinja (JP) in Gifu City. I’ve been a member of Chubu Eishinkan…

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Surviving Winter in Japan

Unless you’re somewhere near the equator, everyone experiences winter. It’s cold and unpleasant for some people and a winter wonderland for others. However, when you up and move far far away, you often find winter to be a different sort of beast. This is what I discovered my first winter…

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