Eiichi Miyazato Sensei, Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate-do Kyokai. Founder of Jundokan 1957 up to his passing on December 11, 1999.
Inside the Jundokan. Hombu dojo of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyokai.
Entering the front door at the Jundokan.
Mr. Wagner training kata at the Jundokan. February 1996.
Mr. Wagner training kata at the Jundokan. February 1996.
Mr. Wagner (foreground left) enjoying the hospitality of Miyazato Sensei on final night of visit after training. Pictured with fellow visiting karate-ka and students of Jundokan honbu dojo.
Mr. Wagner sitting with Miyazato Sensei (to Mr. Wagner's left at far end of table). It was an unforgettable honor to have shared this part in life with him.
Eiichi Miyazato Hanshi, Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyokai.
Katherine Loukopoulos, 14 years of training and teaching in Okinawa. My thanks to her for introducing me to Eiichi Miyazato Sensei.
Dragon posts flank a bridge crossing over Naha waterway.
Home that is built over old wall from Okinawa's war torn past.
The Taiseiden, the main prayer hall of the Shiseiby˘. The Tensonby˘ is dedicated to those who've fallen in service to the country, and also to Guan Yu and the Dragon King.
One of many dedications and monuments throughout Okinawa.
Looking out to the ocean from pedestrian overpass in Naha.
Vending machines are next highest in population to the people.
Sogenji stone gate. Remnants of temple wall that survived the shelling of the battle of Okinawa in WWII. Located in Tomari, Okinawa.
Dedication Monument at the Sogenji Temple gate.
Looking to downtown Naha, Okinawa. February 1996
Shurijo Castle in all its Splendor. It was newly restored to its old beauty in 1995 and reopened in 1996. How very fortunate was I to visit there in February 1996
Shuri no mon gate at the advent to the Shurijo Castle
Entering the Shurijo Castle site at street level.
Visiting Okinawa:
...the birthplace of Karate
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