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(b. c. 1914-c. 1983). From a family of devout OMOTO RELIGION believers. Elder step-brother of Kanshu SUNADOMARI and Fukiko SUNADOMARI. First saw Morihei UESHIBA at demonstration in AYABE in 1928. Began training shortly thereafter. Sunadomari maintained a long-term relationship with the founder and published the first biography (see bibl. ) on his life in February 1969. A slightly revised version of this biography was republished under a different title.