Most universities have a kendo club in Japan. These students were practising on a winter’s afternoon.
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About the author
Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.
3 comments for “Picture Postcards: Kendo in Japan”
Martial arts are quite fascinating, even for somone like me who knows little about it, as the outfits seem to come from another age. They always remind me of the samourais and i always admire their technique that reqquires so much focus, body language reading and anticipation of movements!
I agree. The costume and techniques are so interesting. it’s like watching a bit of history come alive.
Fascinating world that of martial arts. I wonder if the costumes they wear have some meaning? I really know very little about this!