Saito Sensei's Funeral

Sensei Sargeant at the entrance to the Remembrance Hall

Sensei Sargeant outside the Remembrance Hall. To the left you will see a marquee, this was one of many as their were over 2000 guests to the remembrance celebration of Saito Sensei. Each one had a large TV showing films of Saito Sensei's life work in Aikido.

Saito Sensei's sister at the entrance hall to the Remembrance Hall

Saito Sensei's sister at the entrance hall to the Remembrance Hall

Inside the Remembrance Hall

Inside the Remembrance Hall

Inside the Remembrance Hall

Inside the Remembrance Hall

Hitohiro Sensei speaking about his Father to the top Japanese teachers that had come to pay their respects. Many great teachers that the world regards as the very best from the Hombu Dojo & from all over Japan.

Board displaying good will messages for Saito Sensei

The board that displays good will messages for Sensei's parting from this world.
The messages are from Japanese friends and friends from around the world.

Saito Sensei's brother quietly reading the messages

Saito Sensei's brother quietly reading the messages.
The messages are painted on wood & are much like Europeans send cards.

Sargeant Sensei sitting down to eat at one of the many set dinners to remember Saito Sensei on the remembrance day

Sargeant Sensei sitting down to eat with many of his teacher friends from around the world. One of the many set dinners to remember Saito Sensei on the remembrance day that went on to late into the evening.

Many distinguished teachers attended

Many well respected top teachers that had followed Sensei for many years.
It was a very emotional time for all.

Sensei Sargeant & Hitohiro Saito Sensei at after wake dinenr

Sensei Sargeant & Hitohiro Saito Sensei at after wake dinner which Hitohiro Sensei, had prepared himself. He worked tirelessly to make everyone comfortable at a very sad time.

After wake dinner with many top European & Iwama teachers

Same dinner. Top European teachers came to pay their respects & some top Iwama teachers also were present.

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