Jan 5, 2017

Kemari Hajime (the year's first game of Japanese ancient ball-kicking), Kyoto

Kemari Hajime (the year's first game of Japanese ancient ball-kicking), Kyoto

4th January, 2017 | at Shimogamo Jinja Shrine, Kyoto  

Kemari Hajime, the year's first game of Japanese ancient ball-kicking in the precincts of Shimogamo Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, is held from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Kemari is an elegant ball game played by the nobles in the Heian period (794-1192). The players in ancient costumes make a big circle and gently kick a ball to each other.















# For the details, please access to the followings site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170104kyoto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]
http://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php?InforKindCode=2&ManageCode=1000052















蹴鞠始め(けまりはじめ)下鴨神社(京都)

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