For decades we have been fortunate to train in a
handcrafted dojo built under the direction of Reverend Kensho Furuya, known fondly by his students as "Sensei", and in the style
of a 16th century samurai mansion.
All things change with time and so it is with our
dojo. The new owner of the 940 E. 2nd Street building is converting the
entire building into condominiums. As we approached the need to
relocate, Furuya Sensei sought a new space which had the potential to
be imbued with the spirit, presence and beauty of the residence and
school he had built over a span of over twenty years.
The illustrations here are all architectural
renderings of the new dojo which were prepared for Sensei.
Key structural elements such as the tokonoma
& tea ceremony rooms will be deconstructed from our original
school and reconstructed in the new location. The myriad antique ramma,
shoji, screens, scrolls, tansu, panels and original architectural
elements will all be used to the fullest extent in the new structure.