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Old 02-24-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Interview with Aikido Shihan Masatake Fujita, Part 2

I checked the photograph in the text and the caption states that the photograph was taken on the occasion of a budo demonstration in front of the Emperor of Manchukuo, Pu-yi. Fujita Masayoshi was the shuji 主事 of the budo association. The year 1940 was also the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Japanese empire by the Emperor Jimmu (we celebrated this event in Japan recently) and there was a large budo demonstration at this time, in which Morihei Ueshiba participated.

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