12/31/1969 4:59pm [from Jun Akiyama
Morihei Ueshiba sensei, the founder of aikido, passed away 33 years ago today on April 26th, 1969. His ashes were distrubuted among the Kozanji in Tanabe, the Aiki Shrine in Iwama, the Ueshiba family cemetery in Ayabe, and at the Kumano Grand Shrine. The founder was also declared a Sacred National Treasure of Japan posthumously. Is your dojo doing any kind of memorial ceremony?