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Momote Shiki – Japanese Archery Ritual Video

On Seijin-no-Hi (Coming of Age Day) in early January in Japan, an archery ritual known as Momote Shiki is held at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo for all those turning 20 for that year.10 Archers at a time shoot two arrows at a central target. The ritual is performed by the Ogasawara-ryu school of archery.

Here’s a short clip of a Shinto Priest shooting the Kabura-ya (whistling arrow):

February 17, 2008 - Posted by | Archery, Blogroll, Coming of Age Day, culture, event, japan, japanese archery, japanese culture, kyudo, life, meiji shrine, momote shiki, ogasawara ryu, seijin-no-hi, Shinto, tokyo, tradition, travel, video, youtube

1 Comment »

  1. I love this time of year, its’ so colorful with all the girls wearing their lovely kimonos
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/japanese-coming-of-age-seijin-no-hi/

    Comment by robin | January 10, 2010 | Reply


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