On 3rd November 2016 (Thursday, public holiday in Japan), a major Japanese traditional martial arts demonstration was held at Meiji Jingu shrine (明治神宮西参道芝地), Tokyo, Japan. The event was organized by Nihon Kobudo Shiko-kai (日本古武道振興会 – one of the Japanese traditional martial arts associations).
Traditional martial arts of 53 styles from all over Japan demonstrated their skills, for dedication of the god.
From Kumamoto, where still recovering from damages of major earthquakes in 2016, Shihan-dai (instructor) of Hyoho Taisha ryu Dojo Yatsushiro Ryu-sen-kan and other members joined the demonstration event.
Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan