1938 O-Sensei Book Discovered

During a recent interview with Mr. Zensaburo Akazawa, a pre-war deshi of the Founder, the AIKI NEWS staff had its first opportunity to see a copy of a rare technical manual entitled “Budo” authored by O-Sensei in 1938 (see above photos). It measures 18 x 26.7 cms, contains 49 pages and is divided into two parts: an introductory section including a series of short essays on the nature and meaning of martial arts together with twenty-six “haiku”; this is followed by a technical section presenting some forty-eight techniques together with 119 photographs measuring 5.4 cms square.

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