Re: Shirata Biographical Article
I found the second section interesting because the author seems to have tried to portray some of the flavor of the 1930s Budo Senyokai period. Even with the cautions from Stan that some figures and events were down played, you get the feeling that it was a different time far removed from our experience today. Dreamlike Days. You can really experience the different mindset reading some of the quotes from Omoto with references to the Bakamatsu, the Land of the Kami, and Ueshiba, who can take heads with easy skill.