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    Default Historical connections to Takamatsu Sensei

    I thought about this and decided to go ahead and post some pictures of places that have some connections to Takamatsu Sensei. They will come from articles written by Hatsumi Sensei and others that wrote about him in the newspapers/magazines.
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    Default Kame no Mizu (Turtle Water)

    This is the first one.

    Kame no Mizu ( 亀の水 - Turtle Water) was the place where Takamatsu Sensei had to fetch 330 pounds of water daily for his father's factory. It is located next to Maru-yama and about 2/3 of a mile from the factory in Akashi.

    As you can see, people still go there to fetch water.
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    Default Kame no Taki (Turtle Waterfall)

    Kame no Taki ( 亀の滝 - Turtle Waterfall) was the place where Takamatsu Sensei went after coming back the first time from China. The waterfall is on Mt. Maya (摩耶山 - Maya-san) which belongs to the group of mountains called Mt. Rokko (六甲山 - Rokko-san).
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    Default Unebi Yama (Unebi Mountain)

    Unebi Yama ( 畝傍山 - Unebi Mountain) is the mountain where Takamatsu Sensei and Iwami Nangaku performed a demonstration in 1919. The mountain is a lava dome of 199m high, located in the north of Kashihara. Kashihara Jingu (橿原神宮 - Kashihara Shrine) is at the foot of the mountain.
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    Default Takamikura Yama and Jinja (Takamikura Mountain and Shrine)

    Takamikura Yama (高御位山) and Takamikura Jinja (高御位神社) is the location where the Shobukyoku Dojo was located. The dojo itself is located to the right and in front of the shrine (if looking at the shrine from the front).
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    Default Ikuta Jinja (Ikuta Shrine)

    Ikuta Jinja (生田神社 - Ikuta Shrine) is a Shinto shrine in Kobe and possibly among the oldest. According to the Nihon Shoki, it was founded by the Empress Jingu at the beginning of the 3rd century. Takamatsu Sensei stated in his autobiography that he was on his way to the Ikuta shrine while walking on Arima road. While on his way to Ikuta he was stopped by a couple of teenagers and taken to the Goro landfill (it was once a pond called Goro Pond).
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    Default Arima

    Arima Road (有馬道)

    Here is a postcard of Arima Road back in the early 1900's. About the same time Takamatsu lived. This is the road that Goro landfill was on.
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