josh phillipson (thisisnotreal) wrote:
Also called the golden bridge.
In "Budo" First Doshu quotes O'Sensei in Hawaii in 1961:
"I have come to Hawaii to build a 'silver bridge.'
Until now I have remained in Japan, building a 'golden bridge' to unite Japan, but henceforward, I wish to build a bridge to bring the different countries of the world together through the harmony and love contained in aikido. I think that aiki, offspring of the martial arts, can unite the people of the world in harmony, in the true spirit of budo, enveloping the world in unchanging love."