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FUNAHASHI, KAORU 舟橋薫

(c. 1913-c. 1940). B. Tottori Prefecture. From a family of Omoto believers and a relative of Morihei Ueshiba. Enrolled at the Kobukan Dojo in 1931. Of short stature, he was one of the senior uchideshi at the dojo and was known for his skilled UKEMI. He was one of the models who posed for the line drawings that appear in the 1933 Budo Renshu manual. Active as an assistant instructor at BUDO SENYOKAI branches, including the large dojo in Takeda. He also taught in Osaka in the mid-1930s after which he ceases to be mentioned. Died from a lung illness.

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