Reminiscences of Minoru Mochizuki (Part 2)

The starting salary for a university graduate at that time was 35 Yen. The monthly fee at the Ueshiba dojo was 30 Yen. This was around 1933. The monthly fee at the Kodokan in those days was 3 Yen. There were only rich students at the dojo. Those who were poor could not come. Although Ueshiba Sensei, of course, wasn’t poorly off, he wasn’t leading a rich life either. He had to feed people like we uchideshi.


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