On 21st August 2016, the 6th Itsukushima-shrine martial arts demonstration (第六回 嚴島神社奉納 親と子の武道演武大会) was held at Itsukushima-jinja, Miyajima, Hiroshima Japan.
Various Kobudo or Koryu (traditional style Japanese martial arts) ryuha from all over Japan got together at the shrine for this Hono embu (demonstration for dedication of the god) event.
The aims of the event are interaction of three generations (parents, children and grandchildren) and succession between the generations. Men and women of all ages demonstrated their skills in front of many audiences on the day.
Photographed by Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan