Mitsugi Saotome Shihan (“Sensei”) is not only a practitioner of Aikido (“aikidoka”), but also a mechanical engineer, artist, designer, carpenter, calligrapher, and author. Shobukan Dojo houses many of Sensei’s works of art, and is a living museum of pieces which express the continual expression of Takemusu Aiki. It is our honor to preserve these works and also to preserve the honor of Sensei’s and Morihei Ueshiba’s vision (“O-Sensei”) for the practice to enable world harmony.
One doesn’t necessarily need to practice aikido to appreciate the architecture, design, and dojo aesthetic. Feel free to stop by during regular hours and take in the sites, you might find some inspiration for your own home, business, or maybe even a dojo.