Aikido Masters – Morihei Ueshiba

1963
First All-Japan Aikido Demonstration (October)

1964
Receives Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, as Founder of Aikido

1968
New Hombu Dojo building completed

Usshiba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969
Gives final demonstration January 15 at Kagami Biraki celebration, Dies April 26, Ashes buried at Kozanji, Tanabe. Hair preserved at Iwama, Kumano Dojo, Ayabe and Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Made honorary citizen of Tanabe and Iwama. Wife, Hatsu, dies in June