Thursday, 18 August 2011

Kendo




Kendo is a traditional Japanese martial art very popular abroad too, children at school plays it and is part of Japanese police training. I took this pictures in Wakamatsu, Fukushima prefecture, where there is  a great tradition in martial art because there was a castle and so many samurai lived there in the past, young generation are keeping alive this tradition after the end of the American ban on martial arts during the post war occupation of Japan.