41st Kobudo Demonstration at the Nippon Budokan
The 41st edition of the Kobudo Demonstration took place at the Nippon Budokan on Sunday, February, 4th. this year also marked the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, which is also, perhaps, an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of budo (martial way), and the elusive notion of bushido (warrior’s way). Like every year, 35 schools, some several hundreds of years old, demonstrated their their art to a crowd of budo enthusiasts who observed attentively in a respectful silence.
Some of the demonstrations that took place on that day