This is the Kyudo competition holding at Sanjusangendo in Kyoto annually in January.
This competition is connected to “Long-range archery” held in Edo period, and about 2000 people participate in this competition every year.
This video focuses on that part. We often see their play with Kimono in January at news.
Foreigners see this traditional combination of archery and Kimono as a very beautiful thing.
WOW. It’s interesting.
It’s amazing that they measure from 120m far! It should be very difficult.
(*Actually the distance is about 60m)
Japanese bow is big…. Our ancient people created the bow with a normal forest tree. It’s not long, but easy to hold. Sami people are as tall as Japanese.
Self-discipline of these people are amazing.
I respect people who can do this kind of things. I wanna try this.
It’s very cool, Kimono is beautiful, cute sleeve is awesome… Everything is perfect!
I think Japanese have tendency to exaggerate everything, but the style they play Kyudo makes me feel calm. Actually you can be in your own world when you pull a bow.
Woah! It’s cool that they play Kyudo with Kimono!!!
Wow. I’m impressed. I can imagine how hard it is for cameraman to get the best position.
I don’t know why, but I like Japanese culture and history. These interest me.
It’s very attractive. =) Awesome!
Arrows are not their own properties? Are they prepared?
I think these are their own properties. It’s normal for Japanese Kyudo to shoot an own arrow.
Oh… elegant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing a great video.
The combination with Kyudo and female is the best!
Very cool! We should have these events in US, too!
It’s my first time to see that beautiful women get together and do something cool. It should be very interesting if I could see it in real!
Does this event hold all year? Or just at the particular period?
If I remember well, I think this Kimono is for graduation ceremony…
By watching these girls, I become eager to play Kyudo!
Their calm movement and style focusing on the process not the result.
It’s similar to our public service….
Form is beautiful. Just watching they throw a bow, I could enjoy.
But they cannot concentrate if the others take photos like that. w
There is no place to put an arrow like western archery. They hold it with their fingers.
I’ve played archery for long, and I use Japanese traditional long bow now.
It doesn’t mean anything bad, but it’s wasteful. A bow is heavy, and I need to pull to the back of my head. Movement is slow. (I know it’s tradition)
Anyway, I guess western archers would match a long bow rather than Yumi archers.
It’s because Japanese bow needed to go through an armor.
We should not compare Kyudo and western archery. I don’t know well about western archery, but Japanese archery doesn’t focus on breaking. It has ritual implication, and they are done with very slow movement. Well, Kyudo is based on Kyujutsu which is used for battling, though.
I did’t know this event has been held for 400 years..
This event at this place has that history, but wearing Kimono etc is very modern. In ancient period, they competed how many they could throw in 24 hours. It has a meaning of contest.
Kyudo has more than 1000 years history.
1000 years? It’s amazing without joking.
This is an art rather than sports. I wanna try this one day.
Their kimono is cute and beautiful.
Traditional Kimono is very attractive. It’s nice to see young generation play bowing, not games. We could learn more by playing Budo. I think we have many things to learn from Japanese culture.
By watching this video, I thought I want to watch this in real. Of course seeing beautiful woman throwing an arrow, but I’m impressed by the technique of Japanese archery and whole pace.
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