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    noboru

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    Jigoro Kano's letters

    Post by noboru on Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:28 am

    I found in the czech National Museum some documents from Jigoro Kano. There are letter to czech IOC member Mr. Jiri Guth Jarkovsky and his content is about Olympic Games 1940 in Tokio (letter is from 10. January 1935 and it is in English). Some next two documents are wishes to New Year.

    Here is a link to zip file to all documents:
    http://www.kitayama-junyu.info/doc/jkrew/out.zip

    NBK

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    Re: Jigoro Kano's letters

    Post by NBK on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:50 am

    A very nice, find, thank you for posting.

    NBK

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    Re: Jigoro Kano's letters

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:16 pm

    noboru wrote:I found in the czech National Museum some documents from Jigoro Kano. There are letter to czech IOC member Mr. Jiri Guth Jarkovsky and his content is about Olympic Games 1940 in Tokio (letter is from 10. January 1935 and it is in English). Some next two documents are wishes to New Year.

    Here is a link to zip file to all documents:
    http://www.kitayama-junyu.info/doc/jkrew/out.zip

    Thanks. This is yet another document that suggests that Kanô might not at all have been in good health and that his death in May 1938 may not at all be as sudden and unexpected as the Kôdôkan phraseology regarding his death purports:

    "... but I am sorry to say that my physical condition prevents me from doing so." (10 January 1935)


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    Kanos letter to Mosche Feldenkreis

    Post by noboru on Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:57 am

    Source: http://www.feldenkraismethod.com/his-life/jigoro-kano-moshe-feldenkrais

    Copy of a letter that Moshé Feldenkrais received from Jigorō Kanō.







    About background of letter ?
    Source: INTERVIEW WITH MOSHE – The Extraordinary Story of How Moshe Feldenkrais Came to Study Judo
    by Dennis Leri, Charles Alston, Mia Segal, Robert Volberg, Frank Wildman, Anna Johnson and Jerry Karzen assisting during San Francisco training in 1977
    http://www.semiophysics.com/SemioPhysics_interview_with_Moshe.html

    I forgot about it. It was a nice experience and that's that. Two days later, there's a phone call from the Japanese Embassy telling me that Kano left a letter for me and that the Japanese ambassador would like to see me. I thought, oh, I haven't got time to waste one evening after the other with such business. I saw what I saw and let's be finished with it. But I couldn't dare not to answer, so I phoned. He talked very friendly to me, as if we knew each other ever since, and told me, “Look, Professor Kano has left for London, but will be back tomorrow and he asked me to invite you for lunch because he wants to talk to you.


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    Kanos letter to Baron de Coubertin from 14. September 1909

    Post by noboru on Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:10 am

    Letter of Jigoro Kano to Pierre de Coubertin

    Source:
    http://judoinfo.com/KanoIOCLetter.htm



    Baron de Coubertin,
    Dear Sir,
    Your letter of June 15th has been duely received. I had already been informed by the French
    Ambassador Mons. Gérard that the Comité International Olympique has requested H. E. to
    nominate a gentleman of Japan interested in the work and object of the above society, as a
    member for Japan, and it is with genuine pleasure that I received your communication of my
    having been unanimously elected a member at the meeting of your committee held in Berlin May
    last.
    As to the possibility of my been present at the next meeting to be held next year in Budapest, I
    cannot say anything definitely about it at present, but I will try to attend the meeting of the Vth
    Olympiad in 1912 at Stockholm, if circumstances allow me to do so.
    The "Revue Olympique" as well as your recently published book "Une Campagne de vingt-et-un
    ans" I have duly received for which publications please to accept my most cordial thanks.
    I have also forwarded my annual subscription ( 25 francs) to the Treasurer, Baron Godefroid de
    Blonay.
    Thanking you once more for your cordial letter, I remain, my dear sir and colleague,
    Yours sincerely,
    Jigoro Kano

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    Re: Jigoro Kano's letters

    Post by NBK on Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:19 am

    Again, thanks!

    The letter to Coubertain is on Tokyo Higher Normal School letterhead, but the note to Feldenkrais apparently gives the specific old Kodokan address,which I don't recall seeing before.  The historic locations include

    314 mats - January 1898, at Ōtsuka Sakashita-chō
    986 mats - March 1958, at 2-chome, Kasuga-chō, Bunkyo, Tokyo

    The former 114 Sakashita-cho, Otsuka, Koishikawa-ku, Tokyo, is now around the Otsuka 5chome 6chome area. Near Gokokuji.

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    Letter from Jigoro Kano to Morihei Ueshiba

    Post by noboru on Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:52 am

    Letter from Jigoro Kano to Morihei Ueshiba

    http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/wp-content/media/jigoro-kano-letter.jpeg


    Source: http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/leap-spirit-moritaka-morihei-ueshiba/jigoro-kano-letter/

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    Re: Jigoro Kano's letters

    Post by michi on Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:22 pm

    Very cool find
    Thanks

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