The 2015 Young-Adult Archery Event at the Sanjusangendo Temple
Archery Bows as far as the eye can see at the Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂), Kyoto Japan -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 160mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Archery Bows
as far as the eye can see
at the Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂), Kyoto Japan

Today was the annual toshiya archery event for new adults at the Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) here in Kyoto. I blogged about it extensively three years ago starting with Traditional Archery Like a Boss.

I then followed up with what turned into one of my most popular series of posts, starting with Total Discipline: Anatomy of a Japanese Archer’s Shot, followed by a note about the crowds and the hubub outside and the instructors taking their turn (More Badass Japanese Archery) and then a look at the colorful wardrobes of the ladies and then perhaps my favorite post on the subject: Badass Japanese Archery: Now It’s The Ladies’ Turn (followed by more and more ladies) and then finally more instructors. Phew!

Posing Behind a Veil of Bows -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Posing Behind a Veil of Bows

I'll post more about the day later, but for now just a few photos...

Camaraderie -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2000 sec, f/2, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Camaraderie
Juggling phone, lunch, purse -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/640 sec, f/2, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Juggling
phone, lunch, purse
Nervous Anticipation one lifetime, 60 seconds, two arrows -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Nervous Anticipation
one lifetime, 60 seconds, two arrows
Celebration (they perhaps think it's of youth or of archery, but it's really of friendship) -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/640 sec, f/2, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Celebration
(they perhaps think it's of youth or of archery, but it's really of friendship)
A Single Hair was apparently out of place (I love the juxtaposition of the rough thick masculine archery glove, and everything else) -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1250 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
A Single Hair
was apparently out of place
(I love the juxtaposition of the rough thick masculine archery glove, and everything else)
Wonderfully Colorful men traditionally wear just black and white, but I for one appreciate the bold color -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Wonderfully Colorful
men traditionally wear just black and white, but I for one appreciate the bold color
Silk, Leather, Feathers, and Wood -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/800 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Silk, Leather, Feathers, and Wood
At Full Draw yet, something just isn't quite right... -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2000 sec, f/2, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
At Full Draw
yet, something just isn't quite right...

Continued here...


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I’d photograph as well as you. Your personal blog is excellent. Laurent from Lyon, France.

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