Shooting the Japanese bamboo bow was once a battlefield skill of samurai. Today kyudo, “The Way of the Bow,” is a character-building art, a form of self-development that teaches the archer to cultivate technical precision, a clear mind, and freedom from distractions and fear. Arizona Kyudo Kai will explain the ceremonial etiquette, traditional dress, and shooting procedures and stances that make Japanese archery a discipline for both body and mind, simultaneously competitive and meditative.
The Japanese archery ceremony takes place on January 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Advance registration is required to attend this limited-seating special event. Tickets are $16 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-15,