Kashima Jingu Dedication Demonstration

The long-standing state of emergency was lifted, and the world began to move rapidly. On October 10th, the Kashima Jingu Dedication and Japan Traditional Martial Arts Exchange Demonstration was held under the sponsorship of the Nippon Budokan and the Japan Traditional Martial Arts Association for the first time in two years. From Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, I participated with Kondo Masayuki Hombucho (Headquarters Director), Takiguchi Taishi 3-dan and Ajioka Takuma 2-dan.

Although there were strict measures against Covid-19, and time and number of participation groups were limited, We were greatly pleased that we were able to demonstrate with all our hearts in front of Takemikazuchi no Okami as the god of Japanese Budo in fine weather.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Kashima Jingu Shrine, Kashima City, and everyone involved in their efforts to realize this event.

Hideto Usuyama
Vice Headquarters Director and Setagaya Branch Chief
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu