合気道錬身会は養神館の塩田剛三先生の高弟千田務師範の指導する団体

Our annual 2014 Kagami Biraki demonstration will take place Saturday, January 18th, 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.