Happy 2013! For the first post of the new year I spent some time looking back af old kendo pictures, some from books, others that I picked up randomly on the web. I really enjoy looking at these old pics so I’d like to present a handful of them here (the earliest picture is from 1906). Its good to see and reflect on what changes there has been to kendo over the past century or so, as well as whats stayed more-or-less the same.
If kenshi247 readers have any high quality kendo pics from before WWII and are willing to share, please get in touch!
Also, check out this pictorial guide of Butokukai branches (each a Butokuden) that was published in 1925. Click the image to see it larger. To read the translation of the 1925 guide, click here.