8-Dan keikokai (Museido 無声堂)

kendomonochrome.com - Museido 8Dan keikokai (25)
Soon to become 100 years old, Museido is the former location for the 8-Dan Invitational Tournament held in Nagoya each year (previously named the Meiji-Mura Kendo Taikai). I was lucky to be invited to watch an all 8-Dan keikokai there recently. The attending sensei came from all corners of Japan.

Afterwards, I was able to put the camera down and take part in a practice with some of the sensei. It was a real honor and privilege to be able to practice kendo in a dojo with so much provenance and, although not in its original location of Kanazawa, still in it’s original state!

For more info please refer to these links:

Info about the Meiji-Mura Museum in English and Japanese.
Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei’s video of the 26th Meiji-Mura Kendo Taikai final.