Kodokan Spring Kohaku-jiai (a traditional contest between Red & White) was held on a large scale at the Kodokan on Sunday 1st June that was a clear and sunny day.

Men's contest had 479 participants, and women's contest had 64 participants. In each contest, members were divided into two groups, Red and White. Then matches were held in sequence. A participant went on having matches until he/she lost a match or it ended in Hikiwake (draw).
There is a unique system that enables instant promotions in Kodokan Kohaku-jiai. Using the system, participants who win prescribed number of matches by Ippon are able to get a higher Dan grade on the same day. This time, the system was applied to two male participants.

beginning of Kohaku-jiai
Red group and White group lined up and bowed to each other in the beginning of Kohaku-jiai.
Enthusiastic matches were held at the Main Dojo
Enthusiastic matches were held at the Main Dojo

Awarding ceremony
Awarding ceremony
Awarding ceremony
Awarding ceremony
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