2008-04-16 16:25 #0 av: AnnaL

"In 1940 the third Ten-ran jiai (competition before the emperor) was held inside the imperial palace. This competition was held to commemorate the 2600th year in Koki (imperial calendar). Kendo, kyudo, and judo competitions were held for three days from 18th June, but on the 20th when the emperor was present, all competitors are said to have prepared themselves by bathing and visiting the shrine in the morning."



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