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The Nippon Budokan (日本武道館 Nippon Budōkan?), often shortened to just "Budokan," is an arena in central Tokyo. Budokan Karate-do is a style of Karate recognized by World Union of Karate-do Organizations (WUKO). ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ...

Nippon Budokan Hall Main entrance
Nippon Budokan Hall Main entrance
Nippon Budokan
Nippon Budokan

For many Westerners, the Budokan is synonymous with large-scale rock concerts. It was here that the Beatles made their Japanese debut and the location where many "Live at the Budokan" albums were recorded. The Nippon Budokan, however, was originally built for the judo competition in the 1964 Summer Olympics, hence its name, rendered into English is "martial arts hall". Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2209x1424, 782 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2209x1424, 782 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2152 KB) Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2152 KB) Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nippon Budokan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. ... Several musical artists have released albums or videos titled At Budokan or Live At Budokan, all recorded at Nippon Budokan Hall. ... Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Though it still functions as a venue for big musical events, its primary purpose is for Japanese martial arts. It contains three halls, the largest of which holds 14,000 people and is modeled after a hall in Hōryū-ji in Nara. The national championships of the different branches of the martial arts are held here annually. Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Horyu-ji. ... Nara Prefecture ) is part of the Kinki region on HonshÅ« Island, Japan. ...


The Nippon Budokan is located in Kitanomaru Park in the center of Tokyo, two minutes' walking distance from Kudanshita Subway Station, and near Yasukuni Shrine. This 42 m (140 ft) high imposing octagonal structure holds 14,201 people (arena seats: 2,762, 1st floor seats: 3,199, 2nd floor seats: 7,760, and standee: 480). Torii Gate at Yasukuni Shrine The main building of Yasukuni Shrine Yasukuni Shrine 75th anniversary Stamp (1944) Yasukuni Shrine ) is a Shinto shrine located in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to the spirits of soldiers and others who died fighting on behalf of the Emperor of Japan. ...


The national championships of the different branches of the martial arts (judo, kendo, karate, aikido, shorinji kempo, kyudo, naginata, etc.) are held annually at the Budokan. For wrestling fans the Budokan means professional wrestling's big shows. Now, the Budokan is mostly used by Pro Wrestling NOAH, who often hold major events there. Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ... Kendo ), or way of the sword, is the martial art of Japanese fencing. ... Karate ) ( ) or karate-dō ) is a martial art that developed from a synthesis of indigenous Ryukyuan fighting methods and Chinese kempo [1]. Karate originally meant Te, or hand, i. ... Aikido ), translated as the way of harmonious spirit, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Shorinji Kempo (少林寺拳法 Shōrinji Kenpō -- note that the World Shorinji Kempo Organization prefers the Romanization kempo to kenpo) is a martial art form of Kempo that was invented by Doshin So (å®— 道臣, 1911-1980) in 1947, who incorporated Japanese Zen Buddhism into the fighting style. ... A full draw, called kai. KyÅ«dō ), literally meaning way of the bow, is the Japanese art of archery. ... A samurai wielding a naginata Naginata (なぎなた, 長刀 or 薙刀) is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Pro Wrestling NOAH is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2000. ...


The Beatles were the first rock group to perform here, in a series of shows in June/July 1966; their appearances were met with suitable opposition who felt the appearance of a western pop group would defile the martial arts arena. By 1978, however, the arena gained worldwide fame when American artists Bob Dylan and Cheap Trick used the arena to record their concert albums, Bob Dylan at Budokan (1978) and At Budokan (1979), respectively. British heavy metal band Judas Priest recorded their 1979 live album Unleashed in the East and 2006 live DVD Rising in the East at Budokan. Other US rock artists to appear at this venue include KISS, Pearl Jam Guns n Roses who also filmed a concert DVD " Uses you illusion 1 & 2 ,Ozzy Osbourne which filmed Live at the Budokan The Smashing Pumpkins, and progressive metal band Dream Theater (2004), who recorded a live 2DVD/3CD Live at Budokan. On September 4th, 2006, R&B artist Beyoncé Knowles performed a number of songs off her B'Day album at the Budokan. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for four decades. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bob Dylan At Budokan is an audio recording taken from two different shows on February 28 and March 1, 1978. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... At Budokan is a live album recorded by Cheap Trick in 1978. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1968 in Birmingham. ... Unleashed in the East is Judas Priests live album that was recorded live in Tokyo, Japan during the Hell Bent for Leather tour in 1978. ... Rising in the East Is a live DVD released in 2005/06 of Judas Priest performing a concert in Tokyos Budokan filmed in 2005. ... Kiss (or KISS) is a United States rock band formed in New York City in 1973 featuring trademark face paint and stage outfits (costumes). ... Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. ... Guns N Roses (GNR) is an American hard rock band whose dangerous reputation, controversial front man, and technical prowess have made them one of the most popular and acclaimed rock n roll bands ever. ... Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Live at Budokan is a 3CD/2DVD combination released by progressive metal band Dream Theater on October 5, 2004. ... Beyoncé Chantelle Knowles (born September 4, 1981) is an R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, fashion designer and model. ... BDay is the second studio album by American R&B singer Beyoncé, released by Columbia Records on September 1, 2006 (see 2006 in music) outside North America, on September 4, 2006 worldwide (Beyoncés twenty-fifth birthday, hence the title) and on September 5, 2006 in Canada and the...


On February 3, 14, 15 and 16, 1997, a Canadian super star Celine Dion performed her 4 Falling into You Tour concerts here. Céline Marie Claudette Dion Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Starting in March 1996, Céline Dions Falling into You Tour was a concert tour organised to support the album Falling into You. ...


American crossover band SOD did not record their 1992 album Live At Budokan here, instead they recorded it in NYC. English rock band Oasis played a series of gigs there in 1997, one of which was broadcasted by MTV. Rolled sod Sod is turf and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots, or a piece of this material. ... This article is about the Cheap Trick album Live at Budokan. ... Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ...


On August 15, a national ceremony to mourn the dead from the Second World War is held with the attendance of the prime minister and the emperor and the empress. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Some famous Japanese acts that have played at Budokan are Luna Sea, Dir en grey, the GazettE, Malice Mizer, L'Arc~en~Ciel, Glay, Janne Da Arc, Utada Hikaru, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Morning Musume, miyavi, m-flo, T.M.Revolution, Do As Infinity, Siam Shade, Ringo Shiina, Tokyo Jihen, X Japan and many more. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dir en grey is a Japanese band formed in 1997. ... Gazette or the GazettE ), is an indies Japanese rock band of the visual kei variety. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Glay ) is a rock/pop band from Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan formed by guitarist Takuro and vocalist Teru during high school in 1988. ... Janne Da Arc is a Japanese rock band. ... This is a Japanese name; the family name is Utada Utada Hikaru born January 19, 1983), also known by her fan-nickname of Hikki ), is a third culture Japanese pop singer-songwriter, arranger and record producer. ... Yellow Magic Orchestra were a Japanese electropop band, formed in 1978. ... Morning Musume ) is an all-girl J-pop group from Japan. ... Miyavi, born September 14, 1981 in Nishikujo, Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Japan,[1] is a Japanese solo rock artist and former guitarist (under the name Miyabi )) for the visual kei indies band Dué le quartz, which disbanded in 2002. ... m-flo is a Japanese hip hop group currently consisting of producer and DJ Taku Takahashi and emcee VERBAL. As to the origins of the groups name, VERBAL explains: It was originally meteorite flow, but for the Japanese thats pretty long, so (Avex) asked us to shorten it... Takanori Nishikawa - UNDER:COVER Takanori Nishikawa ) more popular as T.M.Revolution (Takanori Makes Revolution) is a Japanese pop singer. ... Do As Infinity ) was a popular Japanese band which debuted on September 29, 1999[1] with the release of their first single, Tangerine Dream. ... Siam Shade is a Japanese rock music (J-rock) band most often recognized as the group that performed 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou, one of the many ending themes of Rurouni Kenshin, a popular anime series. ... Ringo Shiina )[1] is a Japanese singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist born on November 25, 1978. ... Tokyo Jihen Tokyo Jihen The Tokyo Incidents) is a Japanese band created by Shiina Ringo ), after leaving her solo career. ... X Japan, or X which was their initial name, was a Japanese Visual kei band, the brainchild of Yoshiki (Yoshiki Hayashi). ...


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