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Momote-shiki archery Ceremony on Coming of age day(24 images)

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  • A man bows at the start of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • A Shinto priest performs a ritual prior to loading his bow at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • A Shinto priest's attendant holds a Samurai sword at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • A Shinto priest removes his shooting arm from his kimono to better facilitate shooting during a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • A Shinto Priest aims a ceremonial arrow at the start of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer waits on his turn to shoot at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer undoes his kimono to remove his shooting arm to better facilitate shooting during a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer readies himself and his bow before shooting  during a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer looks at his arrow before shooting during a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer prepares to shoot during a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • An archer raises his bow above his head as he draws it at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 11/1/2010
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  • A Shinto priest prays at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • A Shinto priest performs a ceremony prior to firing a ceremonial arrow called a Kabura-ya at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • Archers prepare to fire their bows at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • Attendants return fired arrows at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • Attendants at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • A Shinto priest at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • A Shinto priest bows at a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • An archer takes wine from a Shinto priest at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • An attendant drinks ritual wine at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • An archer takes wine from a Shinto priest at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • Archers take wine from a Shinto priest at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • A Shinto priest pours wine at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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  • A Shinto priest leads a procession of archers at the end of a Momote-shiki archery ceremony on Coming of Age Day at Meiji shrine in Tokyo, Japan. 10/01/2011
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