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Old 12-01-2011, 05:45 PM   #33
Demetrio Cereijo
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Re: The Founder's Teaching Ability

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Graham Christian wrote: View Post
So what is this 'other thing?'
See: National Treasures of Japan
Also: Living National Treasures of Japan

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Regarding awards, he was awarded the Purple Ribbon Medal and also the The Order of The Rising Sun from what I can make out. Whilst still alive I might add. Now only about 15 people ever have been awarded higher than that and they were mainly royalty.
I can count more than 15, lots of them not royalty.... like this cartoonist And there says the list is not complete.

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It is widely quoted that he was declared posthumously by the Japanese government as a Sacred National Treasure.
But this is a wrong quote. What he received was the Order of the Sacred Treasure.

My point is: Ueshiba received honours? yes, deserved? yes, but look at the people who received the same honours than him and you can see which kind these honours are.

Context is everything.

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