Cuju the beginning! ~ Shimogamo ~: THE PHOTO DIARY By CANON! A game of kemari
Kamomiya Shrine | Kyoto city Japan | UNESCO World Heritage | 賀茂御祖( かもみや )神社(下鴨神社)
Kemari-hajime is an ancient football game of the Imperial Court. You can see this event at Shimogamo-jinja in the New year. The schedule will be changed every year so you should check it before traveling. #Kyoto #Japan
"Kemari" is Japanese traditional style football. Kemari is the old games from the ancient. Balls made of deer skin meet kicks with eight participants. In Kyoto, at the shrine of some dedicated kemari.
"Praying for victory Clad in Heian-period clothing, former Football player #HidetoshiNakata duing the ancient ball game of #kemari at Shimogamo Shrine in #Kyoto on May 31, 2014. The game is being played to pray for Japan’s victory at the World Cup in Brazil. #中田英寿 #hidenakata #나카타히데토시 #中田英壽 #nakatahidetoshi #hide #下鴨神社 #蹴鞠 #蹴鞠奉納神事 #毬水干" Photo taken by @nakata_hidetoshi on Instagram, pinned via the InstaPin iOS App! http://www.instapinapp.com (08/20/2015)