Kodokan Shochu-Geiko has begun
14 Jul 2017
Kodokan Shochu-Geiko, mid-summer training, began on Wednesday, July 12.
Shochu-Geiko is a traditional event that was invented by Kodokan in 1896 and was spread throughout Japan. It had been held for 30 days in the hottest season to build strength and cultivate a never-give-up attitude. (Nowadays, it is held for 10 days)
The opening ceremony began with the sound of large drum at 17:55 on July 12. At the main dojo, trainees lined up in front of the chair of Kano Jigoro Shihan and answered the first roll call.
Speech by Kodokan President Haruki Uemura
Mr. Ichiro ABE, 10th Dan
This year again, many judoka are practicing at the main dojo in hot and humid weather.
Shochu-Geiko is held daily until July 21.
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