Revisiting Last Year’s Young-Adult Archery Ceremony
Having Fun for the Cameras Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) January 2015 -- 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 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Having Fun for the Cameras
Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂)
January 2015

去年成人の日、「三十三間堂大的全国大会」撮影。14ヶ月遅いですが、この記事の続きです。

As I seem to do more often than not, I never did follow up on an early-2015 blog post that I intended to be just an introduction. In January 2015 I posted The 2015 Young-Adult Archery Event at the Sanjusangendo Temple with a few pictures and a To be continued... ending. So here we are, 16 months later, I've come across the event in my photo archives.The event for recently-come-of-age adults is introduced and descried on the earlier post, so I'll just get into the photos.

On My Way to the Event Lady in kimono walking a dog on an ugly modern street. A kimono can lend class and style and calm to any scene. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
On My Way to the Event
Lady in kimono walking a dog on an ugly modern street.
A kimono can lend class and style and calm to any scene.
The Closest I Got to the actual event -- 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 @ 80mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
The Closest I Got
to the actual event

As I've mentioned in other posts about this annual event, the crowds are utterly ridiculous. Having made the effort to get close in previous years, the above photo shows the closest I bothered with this time.

Waiting Their Turn toward the end of the 2,000 ladies shooting that day -- 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 @ 70mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting Their Turn
toward the end of the 2,000 ladies shooting that day

At one point I did have a view of the board used to indicate to the archers whether they connected on either of the two arrows they were allowed to shoot. Six archers shoot at once, so the board shows the results for twelve arrows:

All Misses it's tough to hit the target from that distance -- 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 110 — map & image datanearby photos
All Misses
it's tough to hit the target from that distance

Rather than try to muscle my way through the crowds to see the actual event, I spent more time in the less-crowded areas, using my big lens to reach across the crowds to zoom in on scenes of interest...

Me photo by Yuo Kato who kindly sent me the shots he took of me -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Me
photo by Yuo Kato
who kindly sent me the shots he took of me
The Shot I Was Taking Above -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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The Shot I Was Taking Above
Showing His Results -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Showing His Results

With crowds like we had, and my not being 10 feet tall, I often got unlucky with people caught out of focus in the frame, such as the big orb at the bottom of the shot above, which I assume is some person's head.

I also had my 70-200 zoom for more-traditional shots.

Modern Traditional -- 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 @ 155mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Modern Traditional

When the kids posed, they usually did so without the heavy leather glove worn on the pulling hand while shooting, and never posed with an actual arrow...

Posing for Pictures -- 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 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Posing for Pictures
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 220 — map & image datanearby photos
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 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Oops! These Charlies Angels actually posed with actual arrows! -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Oops!
These Charlies Angels actually posed with actual arrows!
Thought Better of It moments later -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Thought Better of It
moments later

With all this color and posing and youthful spirit, there also congregated a lot of cameras...

Mob Scene -- 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 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Mob Scene
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
Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/800 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
I'm Guessing that I Ruined His Shot sorry -- 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 900 — map & image datanearby photos
I'm Guessing that I Ruined His Shot
sorry
I'm Guessing that I Was His Shot -- 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 250 — map & image datanearby photos
I'm Guessing that I Was His Shot
Me Again with the Nikkor 300mm f/2.0 photo by Yuo Kato -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM — 1/800 sec, f/2.2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Me Again
with the Nikkor 300mm f/2.0
photo by Yuo Kato
photo by Yuo Kato -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
photo by Yuo Kato
Damien and his Red Hat -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Damien and his Red Hat

Damien Douxchamps stopped by as well, and uncharacteristically smiled (sort of) for my camera.

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 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Mob-Scene Scene -- 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 @ 70mm — 1/3200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Mob-Scene Scene

I tried not to contribute to too much mob scene feeling, so would retreat to a quiet distance with my long lens. So while the crowd above continued, I opted for a different approach to the same subjects...

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 320 — map & image datanearby photos

Another thing I could do was just wander and focus on patterns or small details...

Scabbard-esque -- 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 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Scabbard-esque
Bold -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Bold
Roof-Edge Tiles -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Roof-Edge Tiles
Fletching -- 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
Fletching
Invisible Arrow -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Invisible Arrow
Stylish I like the look of that Harris Tweed bag -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Stylish
I like the look of that Harris Tweed bag
Braids -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Braids

In looking at that last photo I realized how much work many of the ladies put into their hair.

Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/3200 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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
Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Group Shot with their teacher -- 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 @ 140mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Group Shot
with their teacher
Having Fun -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Having Fun
Top Half of the lady seen in “ Juggling ” on the earlier post -- 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 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Top Half
of the lady seen in Juggling on the earlier post
Certificate of Participation It was hard work to earn the right to be here -- Sanjusangendo Temple (三十三間堂) -- Kyoto , Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Certificate of Participation
It was hard work to earn the right to be here

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Thanks for posting the additional images from the archery event. Enjoyed seeing them all, particularly the ones of special hair arrangements. You made good use of the 300mm lens to get close without joining the crowd.

— comment by Tom in SF on May 29th, 2016 at 11:57pm JST (11 months, 29 days ago) comment permalink

Beautiful

— comment by Anne on June 5th, 2016 at 6:06pm JST (11 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink
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