Feb 07

Photo Essays


This photo essay shows some of the beginning level students at Suigetsukan Dojo in Oakland, CA.

Fei Chang, Francis DeCosta

Taken on a Canon SX40.


This photo essay shows the lineage of Toyama Ryu Battodo.  Starting with images with the founder Nakamura Taizaburo, and his student Obata Toshishiro.  After this are images of Mike Esmailzadeh the head of Suigetsukan, then Tim Smith and Nathaniel Nelson who some of the advanced students.

Nakamura Taizaburo

Taizaburo, Nakamura. Spirit of the Sword. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web.


Obata Toshishiro

Digital image. Sinkendo. N.p., Sept. 2005. Web.


Mike Esmailzadeh, Tim Smith, Nathaniel Nelson

Taken on a Samsung Galaxy S3.