by Rafael Scheidle

Kyudo: 弓道 is Japanese styled Archery. One of the Samurai quality. *** The real beauty and art in archery!

Awa odori dancers, Japan

The Awa Dance is part of the summer seasonal Awa Odori Festival in Japan.


Kimonos are handmade, and geisha usually get kimonos designed just for them. Kimono prints and fabrics change with the seasons, but they are always made of silk. Geisha also spend about two hours just doing their makeup, hair, and putting on the kimono!

Japanese Gagaku performers

Men in Shrine by Teruhide Tomori / Gagaku performance ''Azuma Asobi''/ Located : Yasaka shrine, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto.