Traditional Archery Like a Boss
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Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Like a Boss
Staring Down His Opponent
( a small target 70 or so meters away )

I went to the tooshiya archery event for the first time, held annually at the Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto today. The official name of the event is 「第62回 三十三間堂大的全国大会」. Mostly it's for ranked archers who have turned 20 years old this past year (and there were 2,132 that took part today), but this was one of a couple dozen instructors who got to shoot, and who ended up placing.

Having hauled a massive lens around all day, I got home to find that I was more exhausted than I ever recall. After an hour's power nap and a hot bath, I've just enough energy for one photo. More certainly to come.

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LOLLL @ “Like a boss”

you are so fun!

been using your plugin for years.. and today I think I updated it finally for some reason and this page poppep up so started reading and love every bit of it.. hopefully you are still doing well in Kyoto!!! Visiting there is on my bucket list! :o)

— comment by iCandy on January 28th, 2015 at 3:47pm JST (9 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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