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  • INTERVIEW

    Interview with Kimura Keito

    KENDOJIDAI 2023.10 Photography: Sasai TakamasaTranslation: Anne Zwart The winner of the Shiai that would decide Japan’s next top individual student Kenshi was Kimura Keito, who is also a candidate for Japan’s national team at…

    10/23/2023
  • INTERVIEW

    The Samurai League

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    2023.5 KENDOJIDAI The new and highly anticipated Samurai League has been launched. The league is centered on corporate teams, and is a bit different from conventional tournaments. We asked Miyahara Tadashi, the president of RF…

    10/16/2023
  • INTERVIEW

    Interview with Takenaka Kentaro

    2021.4 KENDOJIDAI Photography: Sasai TakamasaInterview: Yanagida NaokoTranslation: Anne Zwart Takenaka Kentaro, Kyoshi 8-Dan Born in Hyogo Prefecture, 1972. Graduated from PL Gakuen High School, went on to study at the University of Tsukuba, and after…

    10/09/2023
  • WKC

    A fierce determination to fight for Japan

    2023.8 KENDOJIDAI Report: Teraoka TomoyukiPhotography: Nishiguchi KunihikoTranslation: Jouke van der Woude From July 4th to July 7th in 2024, the 19th World Kendo Championships (WKC) will be held in Milan, Italy. As the tournament approaches,…

    08/21/2023
  • INTERVIEW

    Eiga Naoki: Nagoya 8th Dan Tournament Interview

    2023.8 KENDOJIDAI Photography: Sasai TakamatsuTranslation: Pepijn Boomgaard Eiga Naoki Born in 1967 in Kimobetsu, Hokkaido. Went to Tokai University Sapporo Senior High School and Tokai University, after which he joined the Hokkaido Prefectural Police. His…

    08/14/2023
  • INTERVIEW Kendo lessons of Harada Satoru

    How to fight team Shiai

    KENDOJIDAI 2023.7 Planning: Tsuchiya TomohiroPhotography: Nishiguchi KunihikoTranslation: Jouke van der Woude In the All Japan Police Team Championship last year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department retook the title after an eight-year hiatus. We had the…

    07/24/2023
  • INTERVIEW

    The rising star of collegiate Kendo (Ikeda Toranosuke)

    2023.6 KENDOJIDAI Photography: Sasai TakamasaTranslation: Pepijn Boomgaard Last year, Ikeda Toranosuke’s abilities were on full display. He won the team title at both the Kanto Student Tournament and the All Japan Student Tournament, and he…

    07/17/2023