SHADES OF ISSHINRYU
The Kyan Gateway 1956
This was the only entrance to the
home/dojo of the Shimabukuro family circa 1956. The right pillar
reads "Isshinryu karate dojo, Shihan Shimabuku Tatsuo".
The left pillar reads "Unsei Handan Shinkodo", this can be
translated as "Fortunes told, hall of godly light".
Shinko is a Buddhist term and refers to the light that shines as a
result of spiritual powers.
Copyright © 2005 Harry G. Smith