Photos of the Founder of Judo

Eishoji Temple, the birthplace of Kodokan Judo
Eishoji Temple, the birthplace of Kodokan Judo

Jigoro Kano and Yoshiaki Yamashita
Jigoro Kano and Yoshitsugu (Yoshiaki) Yamashita, 10th dan, performing the Koshiki-no-Kata

Jigoro Kano teaching Judo
Jigoro Kano teaching Judo

Jigoro Kano teaching Judo at the Kodokan
Jigoro Kano teaching Judo at the Kodokan

Jigoro Kano teaching his favorite throw
Jigoro Kano teaching his favorite throw, uki goshi or floating hip throw

Jigoro Kano lecturing at Kodokan
Jigoro Kano lecturing at a Kodokan promotion ceremony

Jigoro Kano throwing Yoshiaki Yamashita with uki goshi
Jigoro Kano throwing Yoshitsugu (Yoshiaki) Yamashita with uki goshi circa 1914

Jigoro Kano in practice with Kyuzo Mifune
Jigoro Kano in practice with Kyuzo Mifune

Jigoro Kano demonstrating kuzushi
Jigoro Kano demonstrating kuzushi

Jigoro Kano with Mr. and Mrs. Yamashita and K. Roosevelt
Jigoro Kano with Mr. and Mrs. Yamashita and K. Roosevelt

Jigoro Kano with leaders of jujutsu ryu
Jigoro Kano (seated 3rd from right) with leaders of various jujutsu ryu

Jigoro Kano demonstrating Judo with a policeman in Berlin
Jigoro Kano demonstrating Judo with a policeman in Berlin

Jigoro Kano at Berlin Olympics
Jigoro Kano at Berlin Olympics in 1936 as Jesse Owens, USA, is presented with one of the 4 gold medals he earned

Jigoro Kano demonstrating Kodokan Judo in Vienna
Jigoro Kano demonstrating his Kodokan Judo in Vienna in 1933

Jigoro Kano Coffin
The casket of the late Prof. Jigoro Kano draped in the Olympic flag arriving in Yokohama after his death at sea.

Jigoro Kano at age 10
Jigoro Kano at age 10

Jigoro Kano at age 17
Jigoro Kano at age 17 practicing jujutsu

Jigoro Kano at age twenty-one
Jigoro Kano at age twenty-one (1881), when he began studying Kito Ryu jujutsu under Tsunetoshi Iikubo

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Jigoro Kano in judogi

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Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano with Ichiro Hatta
Jigoro Kano with Ichiro Hatta who brought wrestling to Japan (1937)

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano portrait

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Signed portrait

Jigoro Kano
Jigoro Kano at age 77

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Statue of Jigoro Kano in front of the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan


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