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Kano Jigoro Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 24, 2021

Short Biography

Kano Jigoro was born on 28-10-1860 in Mikage, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. He was a Japanese Martial Artist, Educator, Athlete, Writer, Author & Founder of the first Japanese Martial Art called "Judo", which became first official olympic sport.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Kano Jigoro died at the age of 77 due to pneumonia on 04-05-1938 around 05:33 AM at sea during a voyage in NYK Hikawa Maru (a Japanese ocean liner), Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

DEATHDAY 4 May,1938 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE NYK Hikawamaru, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Kano Jigoro Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born into a sake-brewing family. His father name was Kano Jirosaku and his mother name was Sadako Kano. His mother died, when he was just nine yerars old. He had two elder brothers. He was married to Sumako Takezoe between 1891-1893. The couple togther had nine children including three sons and six daughters. One of his son was Risei Kano, the 2nd president of the IJF (International Judo Federation).

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 16.5
Waist Size 40
Body Figure Mesomorph
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Tokugawa shogunate, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Religion Jain
Address Tokugawa shogunate, Japan
School Private School, Tokyo, Japan
College N/A
Qualification Graduation
Hobbies Judo, krata, Reading
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Grey
Favorite Brand Adidas, Gucci
Favorite Sport Judo, Wrestling
Favorite Movie Fictional movies
Favorite Song Japanese traditional songs
Favorite Place Europe, Germany
Favorite Dress Japanese traditional outfit
Favorite Food Non-Veg

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kano Jigoro

  • Kano Jigoro is a Japanese Martial Art player, educator and the father of Judo.
  • He was the one who became the first person by participating in Olympic games.
  • Kano was born on 4 December 1860 and died in the age of 77 years on 4 May 1938.
  • Before becoming a judo player, Mr. Jaforo taught children and was the member of primary education wing at Japan.
  • The player was the first Asian who became the member of International Olympic Committee from 1909 till 1938.

Kano Jigoro Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Kano Jigoro was 77 years 6 months & 7 days old age.