Honbu Dojo – Bujinden

On August 18, 1997 there was the very first training held in Hombu Dojo. Sensei Hatsumi said, that this new dojo will become the “navel” of the world of Bujinkan.  The other word that Soke Hatsumi uses for Hombu Dojo is Bujinden, which means the palace of the warrior’s spirit. While the “KAN” from the word Bujinkan has the meaning of hall, “DEN” from Bujinden reminds us that this is the main Dojo from all Bujinkan’s Dojos. And possibly also that the people training there are of higher moral standards and such a qualities which represent “Bujinden”. Soke had enounced that just as the first day there must be practiced Kihon Happo  and so he demonstrated the basics of Ichimonji no kata.

The Hombu Dojo official opening was on September 9, 1997, the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th Heisei year.

Dojo is located in one of many architecturally dishevelled streets of Noda town close to the Atago railway station.
The building itself stands right next to railway and it is built in a traditional japanese style mostly from plasterboard faced wood. The object that would attract you utmost right after your entering is voluminous altar consisting of five separated altars, many candles and other fundamental relics. Underneath the altar and on the walls are stands for various training arms. Many of them were created by Shiraishi sensei. The area of the Dojo is 48 tatamis (i.e. 60-70 m2).

There is also a kind of lobby where shoes can  be put, small kitchen and a depository room for personal  belongings and a toilet.

In the forenfront of the Dojo there is an altar consisted of 5 separated altars. Those minsters represents 9 schools of Bujinkan. Each having two candles which have to lit during the „Shikin Haramitsu dai komyo“ prayer. The minsters are lined up in following order (from left to right):

1. Gyokushin ryu……………………..separated kamidana
2. Kumogakure ryu…………………..separated kamidana
3. Takagi yoshin ryu…………………large kamidana
4. Kukishinden ryu……………………large kamidana
5. Shinden Fudo ryu………………….large kamidana – in the middle
6. Togakure ryu…………………………large kamidana
7. Gyokko ryu……………………………large kamidana
8. Koto ryu………………………………..separated kamidana
9. Gikan ryu………………………………separated kamidana

Address:
756-2 Noda
Noda-shi
Chiba-ken
278-0037