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Since 2008, Cyril Guenet travels Japan in search of masters and experts who have preserved the spirit of Budo in their practice. Whether in Tokyo, Kyoto or in provinces such as the northern mountains or the southern islands, MDV Communication's cameras will lead you on a journey where exceptional Martial Arts mingle with history and culture of Japan.
This first volume presents the practice of Karate in the first Dojo opened by Master Gichin Funakoshi at Keio. Then, You will go to Engaku Ji, where he used to practice the art of Zazen, before continuing your way to Fujieda, to attend the legendary tournament of Great Masters.
You will discover Kyoto, the art of making Tatamis, the practice of Kyudo in the temple of martial arts in Butokuden, and the demonstration of Yabusame by Ogasawara school. Finally, the famous Takeda school will open its doors. You will relive the history of Bushido and practice of horseback archery.
Get ready for an exotic journey in the land of the rising sun.