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.

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.

Mumeishi 3’s 2017

The 2017 Mumeishi threes was held on Saturday 18th November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was delighted to announce that
Hanamaruki company supported the Mumeishi 3’s!

Hanamaruki company gave us Liquid Shio Koji.

Clearspring Ltd also supported the Mumeishi 3’s!
Clearspring gave us rice cracker and offered 25% Off shopping!

Mumeishi members prepared for the event.
My position was cooking Japanese traditional meal for members before the day of Mumeishi threes, so I did not run Japanese Calligraphy class on Thursday…

 

 

 

 

Friday night, some Mumeishi members came to my house and we ate together. Then we went to set up the Mumeishi 3’s.

 

 

 

 

At last we finished the set up.

On the day, a lot of people came to attend the match.
Here is the site of photo album.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MumeishiKendoClub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1888447087850623