British Kendo Association Annual General Meeting 2019

British Kendo Association Annual General Meeting was held in London.

There are three sections of Kendo, Iaido and Jodo.

We had individual meeting, then all members gathered for a general meeting.

I attended all three individual meetings and the final general.

The meeting was in English. I did not see Japanese friends this year.

But they spoke about Japanese traditional story.
I was especially impressed to hear about Do道.
The speaker said Budo’s Do is the Way, it is the most important things are polite and duty.

Before the big meeting, we received the small machine.

I wondered what it was.

They announced that it was a voting machine to make the meeting  quicker.

We checked the system.

Then we started to use.

Yes, the meeting closed earlier than before, but we know how much it cost…
Anyway, I enjoyed using the button and it looked modern for the meeting.

Jodo Grade Exam in Tokyo

My English friends went to Japan to take a Jodo grade exam in Tokyo.

I went to there by train and changed the line at the Takao station to arrive at Hazama station.

I could see Japanese teacher and friends from U.K. and Australia.

Then I went to Chuo University for a lecture.
First I went to the restaurant in the university; Hill Top.

I really wanted to have lunch in Hill Top.

The system is to buy a ticket, then go to the counter.

I ate the meal, it was less than five pounds!

On the wall,  I could see many information.

I really enjoyed to see the calligraphy.

Rice Cake Party of Shimane Kendo Club in Tokyo

Every January my local Kendo Club organised a Rice Cake Party from when I was a child.

Rice cake is handmade by Kendo Club’s parents and members.

It is a traditional way to cook rice.

Then make race cake in the old way.

The ladies fravor the rice cake.

Red beans rice cake is popular in Japan, so they make a lot.

Inside the gym, the ladies cook soup for rice cake.

During the cooking, Kendo club menbers are praciting.

Everybody likes rice cake.
The season was cold but I went to Kendo practice to eat rice cake with my friends.

We must thank the perants who cook such a delicious rice cake dishes every year.