Established 1981

1053 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706


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Serving the San Francisco East Bay Area, including the communities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Oakland, and Richmond

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Hashimoto Tetsuichi

Hashimoto Tetsuichi Sensei was a resident of Tokyo and one of the most senior disciples of Nakamura Tempu Sensei, founder of the Shin-shin-toitsu-do system of Japanese yoga. He started studying Shin-shin-toitsu-do directly under Nakamura Sensei in 1950. Nakamura Tempu Sensei was Hashimoto Sensei's primary teacher until he died in 1968 at the age of 92. Mr. Hashimoto held the highest lectureship position in the Tempu Society, and he was one of the most senior members of the International Japanese Yoga Association ( in Kyoto. He taught Shin-shin-toitsu-do in Japan and the Philippines, where he was the Director of the Japanese Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University.

Hashimoto Sensei was a retired professor of political science for International Christian University in Japan. He attended Duke University from 1954 to 1958 for graduate studies, and he was a visiting professor for the Japanese Studies Program at De La Salle University in 1985.

He was a Senior Advisor to the Sennin Foundation Center and the teacher of H. E. Davey Sensei. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 87.