Hi Everyone, just to let you know Maruyama sensei is OK in Tokyo. Friends and aikidoka in Tokyo and OSaka reportedly OK as well.
Sadly from the aikidojournal.com we hear the founders dojo is not faring so well "In checking various reports on the Internet, we have learned the following concerning the effects of the horrific earthquake of last week in Iwama. The Iwama Dojo built by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba has been badly damaged with the collapse of the roof and walls of the dojo. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba is scheduled to inspect the dojo next week to decide on a course of action."