On Sunday 19th August 2018, the 8th Itsukushima-shrine martial arts demonstration (第八回 嚴島神社奉納 親と子の武道演武大会) was held at Itsukushima-jinja, Miyajima, Hiroshima Japan (広島県、嚴島神社、宮島).
Hiroshima area was recently suffered by serious flood damage and some areas are still recovering. Because of the natural disaster, there was a concern and possibility that this year’s demonstration could be canceled.
However, various Kobudo or Koryu (古武道、古流 traditional style Japanese martial arts) ryuha from all over Japan got together at the shrine again in this year, for this Hono embu (奉納演武、demonstration for dedication of the god) event and contributed to encourage local people for reconstruction effort.
* Photos are demonstrations of Hyoho Taisha ryu Ryu-sen-kan（兵法タイ捨流龍泉館）
Information sourced from Taisha-ryu Ryu-sen-kan Facebook page, edited by the editorial team of Watch Modern Day Samurai Movies Online.