As previously announced, a ceremony was held to name the next soke of Hyoho Taisha-ryu on the 1st of August 2015 in front of a sacred tree at Aoi-Aso Jinja, and Master Eriko Uehara has become the 15th soke. Masters of other Kobudo ryuha, priests of the shrine, a local Japanese sword smith and many others attended the ceremony. Taisha-ryu members, as well as other ryuha also demonstrated their skills in front of attendees.
* Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan
(center of the front line: Taisha-ryu 15th soke, Master Eriko Uehara)
(left: Master Eriko Uehara, right: Master Shinichiro Tazoe)
(left: Master Eriko Uehara, right: Master Takahiro Yamamoto)
(left: Master Takahiro Yamamoto, right: Gotan Shihandai)
(demonstrations of other ryuha)
(During the ceremony)