Aomori Horseback Riding Club tries Yabusame

Cute.  Apparently a western riding club in Aomori has decided to try Yabusame:

Shibata Kanjuro XX passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

 Sad news from Boulder, CO.
Shibata sensei will be sorely missed by all the Zenko dojos and other archers who were fortunate enough to have met him (I was one of the lucky ones).  The article isn't dated so I assume the day of passing was Oct. 21, 2013.

Update:  I now see the date of the article so the day of death is October 21st, 2013.

I believe cremation was on the 25th.

Update 2: Yes, cremation was on the 25th.  Here is a moving video of the ceremony with the music being a song that Shibata Sensei himself sang:


Seminar Report of The Second Asia-Oceania Seminar