Women shoot arrows in Coming-of-Age Day ritual

Women who will be turning 20 this year shoot arrows at a target in Sanjusangendo (the main hall of Rengeoin, a small Buddhist temple in Kyoto), on Coming-of-Age Day Jan. 15. This type of archery contest dates back to the times of Iemitsu Tokugawa (1604-1651), the third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, who forced his subordinate samurai warriors to compete in such contests. ==Kyodo

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