This summer I was able to visit Tsubaki America Shrine for my O-Mairi. It has been many years since I was able to go, so I was really happy to be there and experience the transformative atmosphere of the Shrine, and even more: Guji-San’s amazing talent as a shrine-keeper. We were able to visit a little bit, but it was a very busy time for him, too. So, all the more, we enjoyed so much his hospitality, and hope to return soon.
We are hoping to collect a group of dojo-members who might be interested in experiencing shrine technology and take them up for a little trip.
I want to extend my incredible gratitude to Sensei for the years of work that have created this Shrine. He’s one of the few people that I’ve ever met who have that level of commitment that they can make something that everyone says is impossible actually happen, and happen in a bigger and more incredible way than anyone could have imagined.
- – - Kimbal Anderson Sensei, August 2014