Toh-shiya (Archery Contest) at Sanjusangen-do Temple, Kyoto, Japan

These women are in kimono and hakama (the wide pants) doing archery. Notice the huge open gap in the sides: you can’t wear hakama without a kimono!

Jeffrey Friedl's Blog » Badass Japanese Archery: Now It’s The Ladies’ Turn

Kyudo literally means “The Way of the Bow” and is the Japanese martial art of archery. Kyudo is one of the oldest arts in Japan.

Japanese Kimono Kokeshi  Doll

Japanese Kimono Kokeshi Doll - I have a similar one that I need to dig out of a box and put on display!


Funny pictures about Beautiful Modern Geisha. Oh, and cool pics about Beautiful Modern Geisha. Also, Beautiful Modern Geisha photos.

dark blue hakama with matching haori and kimono

This version of the men’s kimono, in contrast to the one from earlier today, is using very dark blue hakama with a matching haori and kimono.