Kemari - a type of football played by courtiers in ancient Japan: photo by デジカメ自由人

Kemari - a type of football played by courtiers in heian era Japan: photo by デジカメ自由人

Cuju the beginning! ~ Shimogamo ~: THE PHOTO DIARY By CANON! A game of kemari

Cuju the beginning! ~ Shimogamo ~: THE PHOTO DIARY By CANON! A game of kemari

Kamomiya Shrine | Kyoto city Japan | UNESCO World Heritage | 賀茂御祖( かもみや )神社(下鴨神社)

Kamomiya Shrine | Kyoto city Japan | UNESCO World Heritage | 賀茂御祖( かもみや )神社(下鴨神社)

Kemari-hajime is an ancient football game of the Imperial Court.  You can see this event  at Shimogamo-jinja in the New year.  The schedule will be changed every year so you should check it before traveling. #Kyoto #Japan

Kemari-hajime is an ancient football game of the Imperial Court. You can see this event at Shimogamo-jinja in the New year. The schedule will be changed every year so you should check it before traveling.

談山神社けまり祭

談山神社けまり祭

"Kemari" is Japanese traditional style football. Kemari is the old games from the ancient. Balls made of deer skin meet kicks with eight participants. In Kyoto, at the shrine of some dedicated kemari.

"Kemari" is Japanese traditional style football. Kemari is the old games from the ancient. Balls made of deer skin meet kicks with eight participants. In Kyoto, at the shrine of some dedicated kemari.

下鴨神社 蹴鞠はじめ

下鴨神社 蹴鞠はじめ

談山神社けまり祭

談山神社けまり祭

A kemari ball game with men dressed in kariginu

A kemari ball game with men dressed in kariginu

Men dressed in kariginu playing kemari

Men dressed in kariginu playing kemari

写真:蹴鞠を披露する金刀比羅宮の神職=出雲市大社町

写真:蹴鞠を披露する金刀比羅宮の神職=出雲市大社町

"Praying for victory Clad in Heian-period clothing, former Football player #HidetoshiNakata duing the ancient ball game of #kemari at Shimogamo Shrine in #Kyoto on May 31, 2014.  The game is being played to pray for Japan’s victory at the World Cup in Brazil.  #中田英寿 #hidenakata  #나카타히데토시 #中田英壽 #nakatahidetoshi #hide #下鴨神社 #蹴鞠 #蹴鞠奉納神事 #毬水干" Photo taken by @nakata_hidetoshi on Instagram, pinned via the InstaPin iOS App! http://www.instapinapp.com (08/20/2015)

"Praying for victory Clad in Heian-period clothing, former Football player #HidetoshiNakata duing the ancient ball game of #kemari at Shimogamo Shrine in #Kyoto on May 31, 2014. The game is being played to pray for Japan’s victory at the World Cup in Brazil. #中田英寿 #hidenakata #나카타히데토시 #中田英壽 #nakatahidetoshi #hide #下鴨神社 #蹴鞠 #蹴鞠奉納神事 #毬水干" Photo taken by @nakata_hidetoshi on Instagram, pinned via the InstaPin iOS App! http://www.instapinapp.com (08/20/2015)

蹴鞠
談山神社  蹴鞠 - 奈良県桜井市

談山神社 蹴鞠 - 奈良県桜井市

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