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Seth Jackson
05-27-2003, 02:33 AM
Does anyone have a pic of his signature or his name in japanese? I looked around the net and found quite a few photos of him but didnt find anything with his sig or name.

ze'ev erlich
05-27-2003, 06:13 AM
You can find o-sensei's signature's in many of John Stevense's books.

He used to sign his calligraphies with a pen-name :"Tsunemori".

Please see attached file.

The signature is at the bottom of each.


Seth Jackson
05-27-2003, 06:17 AM
Thanks alot Ze'ev :)

05-28-2003, 02:33 AM
He used to sign a lot of ways, even just signing "Morihei" on occasion (if I recall correctly).

Ze'ev gave you the best pointer, one of John Steven's books "The Essence of Aikido" I think, has a whole section showing O Sensei's calligraphy over the years, clearly showing his signature and commenting on the different signings.

love, light, joy and laughter


ze'ev erlich
05-28-2003, 03:15 AM
Right Bryan san,

Essense of Aikido dpes have the best collection of O-sensei's shodo.


Kelly Allen
05-28-2003, 04:01 AM
Oh Oh! I smell a forgary comming ;)