Thursday, June 26, 2014

(583) Respect!


It’s a shame that his story is known (basically) only to those practicing judo: Jigoro Kano (1860-1938), here in front of the Kodokan (講道館) building in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward is to a great degree responsible for the martial arts as we know them today. All the  martial arts.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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