Founder of Aikido (05): Family Background in Tanabe, Kii Province by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

The Founder was born on December 14, 1883 (on November 16 according to the old Japanese calendar). The Ueshiba family address listed on the town register is 441 Nishontani-mura, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama-ken. The house where my father was born was rebuilt in 1910 and is still standing today. Also, the well and the remains of the Kumano Gongenbun Shrine situated on top of a small rise in back of the house can still be seen.

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