Aiki Jinja Taisai 2012 – Demonstrations by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu and Mitsuteru Ueshiba Wakasensei

Each year since the passing of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei on April 26, 1969, the Aikikai Hombu Dojo has held a ceremony in commemoration of the Aikido Founder at the Aiki Shrine in Iwama, Ibaragi Prefecture. Now, 43 years after Morihei Ueshiba left us, his grandson Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, and his son, Mitsuteru Ueshiba Wakasensei oversee the ceremony.

Participation in the Taisai, as the event is called, has grown in recent years to the point that over 500 guests crowd the grounds of the Aiki Shrine for the ceremony, including many from foreign countries. Guillaume Erard has produced a beautiful video hosted on Youtube that captures scenes from the 2012 ceremony featuring the demonstrations of Doshu and his son.

Click here to view the demonstrations by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu and his son, Mitsuteru Ueshiba Wakasensei

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