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KUBIJIKKEN PHOTO

‘Kubi-jikken’ means ‘kembun’ [visual confirmation and inspection] of whether or not a severed head is really that of the person in question. The collection of enemy heads was a common practice in medieval Japan, developed from war. In the Battle of Sekigahara, the commanders of the Tokugawa army would present the heads of enemy commanders to the shogun. The enemy heads would be counted and examined to check their identities. It was ritualized as a ‘performance review’. Commanders were rewarded for the most heads they collected. Commanders who failed to gather heads were publicly scolded in public. The heads were either buried or publicly displayed on bridges or execution grounds. Women of samurai class were also involved in kubijikken. They were responsible for washing the traditional makeup off the decapitated heads for identification. Commanders of high ranking would blacken their teeth as a display of their status. Women would blacken the teeth of the heads in order to present it as a higher, valuable prize.

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GRAZ, AUSTRIA – JANUARY 7TH & 8TH, 2012

 

* KOTO RYU & GYOKKO RYU / HANBO-JUTSU & JO-JUTSU

 

 

HENNEF, GERMANY – JANUARY 14TH & 15TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y, U.S.A – JANUARY 28TH & 29TH, 2012

 

* TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU IAI-JUTSU

 

 

FIRENZE, ITALY – FEBRUARY 4TH & 5TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

LAUSANNEE, SWITZERLAND – FEBRUARY 11TH & 12TH, 2012

 

* TAKAGI YOSHIN RYU & SHINDEN FUDO RYU / TO-JUTSU

 

 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – FEBRUARY 18TH & 19TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 25TH & 26TH, 2012

 

* TOGAKURE RYU NINPO TAIJUTSU / TOGAKURE RYU & KUKISHINDEN RYU TO-JUTSU / TORINAWA-JUTSU

 

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – MARCH 31ST & APRIL 1ST, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 21ST & 22ND, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

ATHENS, GREECE – APRIL 28TH & 29TH, 2012

 

* KUKISHINDEN RYU

 

 

GRAZ, AUSTRIA – MAY 5TH & 6TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – MAY 12TH & 13TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

ROME, ITALY – MAY 19TH & 20TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

TORONTO, CANADA – MAY 26TH & 27TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

ERLANGEN, GERMANY – JUNE 9TH & 10TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A

 

 

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – JUNE 23RD & 24TH, 2012

 

* TOPIC – T/B/A