Kyudo Notebook: Kyoto 2016

By the way, I’m headed to Kyoto tomorrow (but won’t arrive until Monday) for the taikai and to watch the shinsa, especially 8-dan. There’s a pretty big Hokkaido contingent. Look for people who seem hot when everyone else is talking about how cool it is. I know one other person is going… maybe others?

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3 Responses to Kyudo Notebook: Kyoto 2016

  1. Jo says:

    Hi, very much like your blog. Reading that you visit Kyoto to visit demonstrations and other activities during the Golden Week, triggers the following question. Next year we plan to visit Japan with a group of Kyudo, Iaido and Jodo practioners and would like to include Kyoto in the Golden Week. Is there a way to learn when and where budo activities are organized in this week? Hope you can help. Thanks in advance.

  2. karamatsu says:

    That’s a good idea. Actually there were kendo and iaido tournaments/tests going on at the same time as the Kyudo events, and in the same area (Miyako Messe and at the Budokan across the street). The dates for the Kyudo events can be found in the announcements on the ANKF site (, and I imagine there are similar schedules published by the organizations for the other budo. They’ll probably publish the calendar for 2017 near the end of 2016. The other thing you might try is the site for Miyako Messe itself (
    The thing to be careful about is that Kyoto hotel space fills up fast during this season, so it’s best to reserve several months in advance. I think we booked 4-5 months ahead. You could also book someplace outside the city and ride in each day. Just be sure to figure in travel time and costs. In the end, it may be cheaper just to stay in Kyoto.
    Also at least for Kyudo, people at 4-dan or above can participate in the Kyoto tournament and the shinsa (renshi, 6-dan, kyoshi, 7-dan, 8-dan), so think about that, too. You probably just need to go through your local association to register.

    • Jo Pieters says:

      Hello, Thank you very much. This was exactly what I was looking for. Have a great day. Cheers, Jo

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      > Op 8 mei 2016 om 06:08 heeft Mu het volgende geschreven: > > >

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