General information

With great pleasure, we have the honour of announcing the Himawari Seminar 2018, which will be held in the Netherlands for the ninth time. We are very excited that Matsuoka sensei and Kinomoto sensei will lead the seminar once again.

This ninth edition of the Himawari Seminar will be held on 31 July, right after the Iaido Summer Seminar of the Dutch Kendo Renmei (28-30 July). As such, this year’s Himawari Seminar will be devoted entirely to Shinkageryu iaido (koryu).

The participation costs for the seminar:
– Seminar participation, including lunch: €55,-

Matsuoka sensei and Kinomoto sensei will be staying at the Fletcher Hotel Nieuwegein-Utrecht. In case you have special inquiries, please don’t hesitate to email Stan Engelen at

We hope the ninth Himawari Seminar will once again be a great event, both fun and instructive!

The Board of the Dutch Shinkage ryu Foundation