Despite a typhoon cancelling the renseikai prior to the tournament, the Otsuhai Invitational Women’s Tournament in Mimasaka, Okayama went ahead as planned on Sunday, Oct 13.

The Canadian Kendo Federation was pleased to be invited once again, with a team of three, attending led by Kimura Sensei. 

Yuko Miyamoto made it to the 3rd round (best 32), Kyoko Miyata 2nd round, and Alysha Hum lost in 1st round. Everyone had a tremendous time and a great learning experience.

CKF is grateful and appreciates the help and hospitality of Michiya Kawamura and Sayuri Kawamura sensei and Tahara sensei every year.