Homma Kancho’s Visits to Japan- 2012


December 27th, 2012

Homma Kancho met with Nippon Kan Alumni staff and supporters for a meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

December 26th, 2012

Homma Kancho and Maruyama Sensei

Homma Kancho and Maruyama Sensei

Homma Kancho traveled to Nagoya, Japan to meet with Shuji Maruyama Sensei, Founder of Kokikai Aikido. Maruyama Sensei was Homma Kancho’s first Aikido instructor as a young boy.

November 13th 2012

Homma Kancho traveled to Iwama Ibaraki, Japan to meet with Hitohiro Saito Sensei-Traditional Iwama-style Shinshin Aiki Shuren Kai.

November 12th, 2012

Homma Kancho traveled to Nagano Prefecture, to visit with Kyougaku Taiko Drummer President, Mr. Eitaro Chino. Together with Mr. Chino and Ms. Yamamoto, Homma Kancho went to visit Mr. Tokutaro Watanabe in Motomiya City, Fukushima to thank him for joining AHAN in Denver in March 2012 for the Japanese Taiko Drumming concert commemoration of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 11, 2011.

Other members of the Fukushima Taiko Association joined them for a dinner celebration. As a chilling reminder of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, on the dining table in Mr. Watanabe’s home was a meter for reading radiation levels. Everyone visiting was surprised to see that the vegetables that had been grown in the area and prepared for dinner that night, registered slightly positive for radiation on the meter…

August 1st-2nd, 2012

Meeting with Nippon Kan Japanese Branch staff and Aikido Kobayashi dojo, Head Shihan, Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei in Tokyo, Japan.

July 18th, 2012

Meeting with Japanese Denver Alumni Society members and Nippon Kan Japanese Branch staff in Tokyo, Japan.