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December 2020

Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Commendation Award for 2020

I would like to express my sincere gratitude upon being awarded the prestigious Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Commendation Award. I also express my thanks to the practitioners of Katori Shinto-ryu and the individuals involved in Japan’s classical martial arts who support this tradition. It is my intention that Tenshinsho-den Katori Shinto-ryu continues to be transmitted in the Katori region to posterity, and that we are able to further contribute to the spread and promotion of Japan’s classical martial arts.

Iizasa Yasusada, 20th headmaster Tenshinsho-den Katori Shinto-ryu