[Day 25 - Early Afternoon] Iaijutsu Tournament - General Gallery (Open)

A series of tatami floored rooms ring the dojo. At any given time, wooden and bamboo practice swords can be heard clacking or the sensei lecturing students. Peculiarly enough, compared to most dojo, these sensei speak with more questions than orders. Here, one corner of the ground floor has been reserved for guests to practice their own martial arts. At the center, a larger tatami floor spreads against a short conclave of bleachers. The east wall is occupied by a trio of shrines to Mirumoto, Shinsei and Togashi. A single stone at the base marks the grave of Mirumoto Hojatsu. Akin to the shrine in the village, a banner hangs with the words "Neither Will I."
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[Day 25 - Early Afternoon] Iaijutsu Tournament - General Gallery (Open)

Postby Togashi Gozato » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:41 pm

The interior of the Iron Mountain Dojo has been well-lit by three large braziers and several candles to provide sufficient illumination despite the winter darkness. Standing screens dictating the life and achievements of Mirumoto stand between the main floor of the dojo and the walls. A small, raised area with cushions have been set up for the judges where they can easily observe the participants.

As the judges gather, competitors are welcome to demonstrate their skill.

A small gallery area has been set up for non-students to observe the tournament. It is heated by one of the braziers, and is set somewhat away from the gathered students.
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Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 pm

Kakita Kyoumi arrives to find a perch to watch the iaido, hoping to leave Arami-sama to judge. She is just here to support her cousin...and think about various things.
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Postby Yasuki Nakura » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:48 pm

Nakura arrives dressed in black.
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Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:08 pm

Seeing Nakura approach, Kyoumi quickly rubs her eyes with the back of her hand.

Has he thought of it yet? Is she too honorable to even understand what I said?
I cannot hint it...it is their choice and their honor. And if I did he might be more rash than he need be.
But it will save her life...


She looks torn for a moment, and then invites the newly minted Unicorn to join her to watch the competition.
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Postby Yoritomo Waito » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:05 pm

With no daisho, where is a monk going to stand but in the stands? He watches the undeniable skill on display and refrains from making any remarks on how he coulda been a contender...
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Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:11 pm

Kyoumi gets to see the Daigotsu in action for the first time, and is impressed by the beauty of her blade. "That is a lovely piece...a pretty kata too."

She gives all appropriate credit to the Yasuki's massive cut. "You could cut a tree in half with that stroke."
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Postby Gyushi Dotai » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:11 pm

Dotai makes his way to the viewing gallery.
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Postby Asako Hitomi » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:24 pm

The Monk is there just as the Daigotsu begins to start. As she finished she bows hoping to show that it was a thing of beauty that she had just witnessed.
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Postby Bayushi Onasugamiso » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:54 pm

Before the beginning of the event, Bayushi Onasugamiso approaches Kazusa and bows to her. "Good luck, Lady Kazusa of the Soshi." The woman says and gives her a piece of paper. "A small token of my sincerity. May the fortunes bless you and your choices yet another day." She bows again and walks to the judge's circle.
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Postby Soshi Kazusa » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:09 pm

"Ah, Bayushi-san, I-"

Onasugamiso approached, bowed, spoke, shoved a piece of paper at her and then made sarcastic comments. Aside acting and leaving abruptly, without giving her a chance to respond properly, Kazusa thinks it not entirely strange considering their past. Still...

Then she briefly reads the note, and her eyes narrow dangerously at the Bayushi as she retreats. For the rest of the tournament, it is likely Kazusa's aura would be distracting to both the audience and competitors alike.
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