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2024 Kodokan Kagami Biraki Ceremony



The annual New Year's Kodokan Kagami Biraki Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. at the Kodokan Main Dojo.


The public is welcome to attend.


The Kagami Biraki Ceremony has been held since 1884, soon after the establishment of the Kodokan, and over its long history, the tradition has been supported not only by those involved in judo but also by the public and has been handed down from generation to generation.

Participants will receive red and white manju (steamed buns).


Agenda of the Ceremony

 1. New Year's greetings by a representative of the Kodokan members

 2. President's greeting

 3. kata

 4. Randori

 5. Awarding of Kodokan Dan Promotion diplomas

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