Maiko, Japan

Maiko (apprentice geisha) Takahina shelters from the rain under a red umbrella. Photo by Michael Chandler.

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Yabusame (流鏑馬) is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots three special "turnip-headed" arrows successively at three wooden targets.


Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

thekimonogallery: Japanese horse back archery, Yabusame 流鏑馬. At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. via Tokyobling.

Japanese fox masks for festival

Japanese fox masks for festival. Tradition said that foxes from all over the Oji area of Kita-ku gathered to visit Oji Inari-jinja Shrine on New Year's Eve. Now, people gather and visit the shrine in fox masks for a parade inspired by the legend.

Noh 能 | shows how mask is worn accentuating the 'high brow' look.

Noh 能 | shows how mask is worn accentuating the 'high brow' look.


"In Kyudo philosophy, you don't aim--you become one with the target. Then, in fact, there's nothing to aim at. I find it works well with women, too." Japanese archery -Kyudo- : photo by Linda Butler from Rural Japan

Japanese Awa-odori dancer

Japanese Traditional Requiem Festival "Kaze-no-Bonn-odori" Dancer ,at…

Yabusame festival in Japan, honoring an 800-year-old ritual of mounted archery.


Yabusame (festival in Japan). Yabusame is the Japanese martial art of horseback archery, developed to entertain the Shinto gods. Head to the Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura for the annual festival

GoBoiano - 35 Iconic Sights You Can Only See in Kyoto

Obi maiko The beautiful belt or waist wrapping on the Kimono of a Maiko, the apprentice Geisha, seen from the rear.