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Dedication of O'Sensei Statue at Aiki Jinja in Iwama - 11-08-09

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Crowd of about 400 attended the O'Sensei statue unveiling at the Aiki Jinja. Patricia Yarrow is in the right foreground. Statue at right awaits unveiling.

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Listening to speakers at the Jinja. Bill Witt Shihan was among the speakers. At right, onlookers gather around O'Sensei's unveiled statue.

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At left, bronze statue of O'Sensei rises in front of Jinja. At right, the three visiting Senseis: Paolo Corallini from Italy, Bill Witt from the U.S., and Ulf Evenas from Sweden. Photo below: the Ibaraki Dojo.

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