Kami no Michi The Way Of The Kami The Life & Thought of a Shinto Priest by Guji Yukitaka Yamamoto. Tsubaki America Publications Department. (1987). 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" 125 pages Paperback. "Copyright c 1987 Tsubaki America" stated with no listing of later printings. Moderate cover edge wear. Some light abrasions on the cover. A light wrinkle near the leading edge of the front cover. A light crease along the spine on the front cover. No other cover creases. Photos on pages 41 and 42 are glued in, probably as intended by the publisher. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IH07a
"Our dojo name was a gift from the Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, the 97th Generation Guji/High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Suzuka City, Mie, Japan. Alvarez Sensei met the Reverend Yamamoto at Tsubaki America Shrine in Stockton, CA in 1990.
The Tsubaki America Shrine was established in 1986 in Stockton, CA by the Reverend Dr. Yukitaka Yamamoto, the 96th High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Japan. The Tsubaki America shrine was the first Shrine to be built on North American soil. A series of Priests from Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Japan served at Tsubaki America, introducing Jinja Shinto to the US. Alvarez Sensei is honored to have as friends the Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, as well as Reverend Hitoshi Iwasaki, Reverend Tetsuji Ohiai, and Reverend Yukihiko Tsumura, who were the resident priests at Tsubaki America when the shrine was in Stockton, which is close to Livermore. For over 10 years Alvarez Sensei had close relationships with all of the resident priests and helped at the various Shinto ceremonies held throughout the years. Alvarez Sensei is also a long time close friend of the Reverend Lawrence Koichi Barrish who assumed the role of chief priest when Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America was relocated to Washington state in 2001." - aikilivermore.org