Culture Day at the Meiji Shrine

November 3rd is the annual Culture Day at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. One part of the day is a koryu,
a demonstration of Japanese traditional martial arts. These arts are defined as ones that predate the Meiji Restoration of 1868.

Here's a short video with some clips of the Koryu.



Aikido is a Gendai budo, an art that was developed after 1868. It has certain features that the older arts do not, a belt system for rank being one of the more obvious.

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