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Kyudo: The ’Way of the Bow’ as a Traditional Japanese Form of Art

Japan is home to many martial art traditions where some are only recognized within Japan. One example of this is “kyudo,” a Japanese martial art originating from the samurai class. For most practitioners in Japan, Kyudo is an art form and literally means “way of the bow” which is also linked to ancient Shinto tradition.…

See a traditional archery competition in Kyoto

Every January in Kyoto since back to the 12th century there has been a Kyudo competition – “Toh shi ya” held in the grounds of Sanjusangendo temple, one of Kyoto’s famous tourist spots. Competition History Back in the day the competition was a pretty extreme event with a range of different categories. One thing that…

Overview of 4 of the Greatest Japanese Sports

In a country such as Japan, sports have been holding an important place in the national culture. Japanese sports are also known worldwide and many foreigners wish to practice and to learn new techniques. Moreover, plenty of tourists come to see the local sports shows. If you’re interested in sports, then this article is for…

5 Leading Japanese Martial Arts

Japan is a country where people have a big interest in sports. Sports, originally in Japan, was often associated with culture. For these reasons, some traditional Japanese sports and especially martial art still exists and Japan and still have a huge audience. we are listing here some of the most popular ones. 1. Sumo jp.fotolia.com/…