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Kodokan: Near-religious experience for foreign judo pilgrims

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Many spend small fortunes just to experience the thrill of throwing opponents where judo began and others have been known to break down in tears when they realise a life's dream.

This wasn't actually where Judo began. Jigoro Kano's first dojo was in Myogadani茗荷谷 in Bunkyo ward.

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