Takeda Shrine (武田神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, dedicated to the kami of Takeda Shingen.
Shrine dedicated to Ninomiya Sontoku – a prominent 19th-century Japanese agricultural leader, philosopher, moralist and economist. By working hard all his life he climbed from a poor boy to a wealthy much respected individual. That’s why it is very common nowadays finding a statue of Ninomiya as a boy in front of a Japanese school – usually depicted carrying firewood and reading at the same time.
What occurred me me this year was the number of the prizes the winner gets – about 20 different trophies, cups and stuff.
Kendo Taikai at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu