!! My apologies for being this late with publishing !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
What a joy ... after such a long time of being patient I can start with our third anniversary month. Today I have a wonderful festival for you ... this festival is called: Ohmato Taikai, Festival of the Great Target, and (as you will understand) it's a festival especially for archery (Kyudo) and it takes place around January 10th, say around the Japanese (classical) New Year.
Let me tell you a little bit more about this Festival:
|Credits: Sanjūsangen-dō Temple|
The competition, called Tōshiya (lit. passing arrow) started in 1606 when a Samurai gave a demonstration of his Kyudo prowess — shooting 100 arrows in rapid succession the entire length of the temple. He hit the target 51 times.
|Credits: Ohmato Taikai|
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until October 4th at noon (CET). I will (try to) post our next episode, our first CD Special of this festive month, later on.