Our 2013 Kagami Biraki demonstration will take place this Saturday, January 19th, at the Honbu Dojo.
The demonstration starts at 11am, and will be followed by an Oshiruko-kai party beginning at 12pm.
“Oshiruko” is a traditional sweet red bean paste soup.
There is an entrance fee of 1,000 yen for Renshinkai members, and 2,000 for non-members.
This is a casual event, so please feel free to come in your street clothes and enjoy the demonstration and party afterwards.
We hope to see you all there!
About Kagami Biraki:
Kagami Biraki, which means literally “Mirror Opening,” is a ceremony that dates back over 300 years to the 4th Tokugawa Shogun, who held a Sake cask breaking ceremony before going into a battle. The battle was successful and a tradition was born. It is also a New Year tradition in which Kagami Biraki refers to the opening of a Kagami mochi, the mochi rice cakes placed on Shinto alters as offerings. Martial Arts dojo traditionally also perform a demonstration as an offering.