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Old 07-09-2009, 05:49 PM   #13
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Re: Japanese Aikido Teachers - Translation

Drew Gardner wrote: View Post
What's the general Japanese rule on this? Is it okay to bow with cigarette or anything else in hand?
Of course. Japanese people, being a modern people, often have something in their hand in the course of their daily lives. A great deal of them are smokers, as well. The bowing continues unabated.

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