Historical Photo: Morihei Ueshiba in front of Shimbuden Dojo in Manchuria, 1942, by Stanley Pranin

This photograph was taken in the summer of 1942 at the time of a demonstration given at the university’s martial arts hall, the Shimbuden. The occasion was the 10th anniversary of the founding of Manchukuo, the Japanese puppet government of Manchuria, whose titular head was Pu Yi, China’s “Last Emperor”…

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