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Aikido in Kyoto, Chiseikan T-Shirts

Our Nenshinryu Budo Chiseikan Dojo T-shirts are ready! The spirit of “The blue that comes from indigo and is bluer than indigo itself” is embedded in these shirts. Elementary school student T-shirts are royal blue and adult shirts are navy.

Here’s the meaning of the design: Ojiya City (Niigata Prefecture), where Kinefuchi-shihan lives, is world famous for its carp farms, so the Carp is central to this image. As the ancient story goes, a carp that can climb up a waterfall can become a dragon. And the white dragon is the fastest of all flying dragons. This dragon in our logo is also holding a treasure, showing that they have achieved something truly special. I hope that our students will devote themselves to climbing their own waterfalls, eventually becoming white dragons. And when they do, that they will blossom into even more wonderful people who have found the treasure of wisdom and advanced skills. This message is what Kinefuchi-shihan is trying to convey to all of us.

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