Shi Tennô


Recently Hatsumi Sensei honored me by awarding me with a diploma of Shi Tennô. Historically, the Shi Tennô 四天王 were the four “celestial emperors” protecting the four directions of North, South, East, West. Shi-tenno (literally, “Guardian Kings,” but most often translated as “Directional Guardians”) are deities, protectors of Buddhism, who guard each of the four directions…