This is an extended collection of photographs from Saotome Sensei’s life, created to accompany our biography of Saotome Sensei. If you have photos you would like to add to this collection, please send them to In the body of your email please include (as possible):
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Saotome Sensei Saotome Sensei—Mary McIntire

Sarasota (1970s and ’80s)

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United Nations Demonstration (1978)

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Boulder Winter Camp (1980s)

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Chicago Shrine Dedication (1985)

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Doshu Visit (1991)

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