Saito Shihan’s 17th Anniversary Memorial Service

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Morihiro Saito Shihan’s 17th Anniversary Memorial Service

Late MORIHIRO SAITO SHIHAN

March 3, 1928 ~ May 13, 2002

The 17th Anniversary Memorial Service

May 6, 2018

Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai Dojo

Iwama-Town, Kasama-city, Ibaraki-prefecture,

Japan

Hitohira Jukucho, the eldest son of Morihiro Shihan, putting a finishing touch in the preparation of a “kagezen (a meal for an absent person or the deceased)” for late Morihiro Shihan with sake before the Naori Kai, a gathering after the Memorial Service.

 

Disciples of late Morihiro Shihan, sharing fond memories.

Yasuhiro Saito Sensei, a son of Hitohira Jukucho, has been bestowed upon & hence inherited the name of Morihiro as the 2nd generation.

 

With Hitohira Jukucho and his wife Hisako Sensei in front of the Aiki Shrine, after the Memorial Service

 

A view of the Aiki Shrine from the Shurenkai Dojo.

Please read the article I wrote about my final meeting with late Saito Shihan to

bid him farewell.  http://www.nippon-kan.org/tribute-to-morihiro-saito-shihan/