Sanjusangen-do – Ohmato Taikai (Archery Competition)

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A Kyoto Winter Tradition

The Ohmato Taikai is a tournament in which only young adult (20 years of age) ranked archers and martial artists can participate.
Participants compete by shooting two arrows at a target around 60 meters away.
Participating in this tournament is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people, and every year around 2000 young adults come to compete.
The sight of participants wearing furisode and hakama as they pull their bows taut is brilliant and stunning. Even those who are not familiar with the intricacies of archery can enjoy the skillful displays.
Participation is strictly limited, but anyone can watch the competition. Admission is free on the day of the tournament.

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Sanjusangen-do – Ohmato Taikai

Sanjusangen-do – Ohmato Taikai (Archery Competition)

657 Sanjusangendomawaricho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Accessible from the 100, 206, and 208 city bus lines from JR Kyoto Station.
Directly off of the “Hakubutsukan Sanjusangen-do Mae” stop.
January 13, 2019
8:30 AM Young Adult Males
10:50 AM Young Adult Females
1:50 PM Title-Holders
3:00 PM Finals