Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Dec 2010

Kyudo is the art of archery, practiced in Japan virtually unchanged since the 12th century. It is a solitary practice and the only Japanese martial art in which there is no opponents. I started pra … read more
The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

The Japanese Almanac (Nijushi Sekki)

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 17th Nov 2010

The Japanese almanac divides the year into 24 season-like periods, each lasting about two weeks. These periods are markers of significant celestial events (such as equinoxes and solstices), weather … read more