Tōshiya is the exhibition contest of the Japanese traditional archery, which take place in Sajusangendo every year in January ( see the detail in Wikipedia).

I reached Sanjusangendo temple at 8:30a.m. in this morning. But many people were already on the line in front of main gate of the temple to see the contest. Especially they and I would like to see the female archer, putting on traditional and beautiful kimono, shoot the target.

The aspect is very cool, beautiful and brave.

Tōshiya in Sanjusangendo temple

Tōshiya in Sanjusangendo temple