Video lecture: Kanō Jigorō’s First 35 Years…. and beyond


Monday May 16th 2022 I gave an online lecture to the Facebook ‘Informasia’ group, primarily Western academics with strong Japan links.

The lecture is an hour and covers 1860-1895 in some detail, then a quick overview of the rest of the life of Kanō shihan (1860-1938) and even a bit into the Occupation of Japan (1945-1952). Q&A runs another 30 minutes. All in English.

You can find it here.
Please note that you can increase the playback speed to reduce the total time required to replay.

Please let me know if you have questions or something is not clear!

Lance Gatling
Author / Lecturer
The Kanō Chronicles®