Photos from the Festival of the Great Target

Posted on by Jeffrey

Following last week’s Coming of Age celebration, the Oh-mato Taikai or Festival of the Great Target was held at Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto. Based on the archery contest, the Tōshiya, the Oh-mato Taikai is held yearly on the second Sunday in January. There are men among the 2,000 or so participants but like us, most everyone is more interested in seeing the girls.

[Via Yanidel Street Photography, Kyodo News]


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