Too many Dani`s

In Ninjutsu there cannot anymore achieve 15 dani. There happened a small, but meaning mistake. I happened to read Danjuro Sensei`s diaries. They still exist. Well any hows.

On one august Danjuro Sensei had started a drinking pipe. He sometimes drank mainly sake and similar alcohol products. He also kept long times completly without drinking. During those times he enjoyd a sort of herbal tea which helped him to relax, living a busy life. He was one of the most famous No theater actors in Japan.


Danjuro Ichikawa

Well on one sunday after having enjoyd alcohol. Danjuro Sensei started to consider if hes talent in Budo have gone past only ten Dani. So he started consider if he should have for example 15 dani and unfortunatly wrote this in his diary. A few of his assistants happened to see this writing after Danjuro Sensei had retired to sleep.

The writing on the next morning is self explanatory. It goes something like this and this isn`t straight quote im writing from my own memory. Any How:

What a hangover. I will never ever drink again. I will start to drink herbal tea again and continue teaching Budo and Taijutsu. Which the latter no one normally knows it being the secret art of my family. What a ludacrious, well obviusly no one can achieve over ten dani in any Japanese sports. Fortunatly no one saw my writing last night. I will hide this diary that no one sees it. I´ll continue besides shaking and trembling everything is good.

The assistants happened to write that. From now on in budo there can achieve even 15 dani. This was Danjuro Sensei himself`s actual and legal decision. We are too shy to ever mention of this matter personally to himself. And continue training as normal and it even seems he has all ready stopped drinking, which is fortunate, because right now on august warm and harvest going so well and all the apple trees are making a huge harvest. It is the most important to continue studying Budo.

So there u go. 🙂 -LOVE.


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