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Japanese Archery Workshop

INNER JOURNEY TO YOUR TRUE ‘SELF’ THROUGH JAPANESE ARCHERY

4 Nights 5 Days Workshop
$1,290 per person
9/26/2018 (Wed) – 9/30/2018 (Sun)
Nagano, Japan

  • Professional Japanese instructors with English interpreters
  • All equipments & gears prepared
  • Zazen meditation
  • Local Japanese meals
  • Hot springs (onsen) at nearby bathhouse
  • Nature trekking
Japanese archery (Kyudo) is one of Bushi-do, a traditional path of mastery in the Samurai way. It not only develops skills but also spirituality within as it requires enormous concentration and freeing all of your personal desires. Your mind must be clear and focused. A busy mind blurs the focus and likely leads to missing the target. It is truly facing yourself. The goal is to feel interconnectedness and achieve a selfless state.
Meeting as strangers. Challenging Ourselves. Leaving as friends!
Proposed Schedules:

DAY 1:
Up to 15:00 Meet-up place – JR Matsubarako Station on Koumi Line, Nagano prefecture
16:00 Orientation
17:00 Hot Springs
18:00 Welcome dinner at the restaurant in the bathhouse (drinks optional)
20:00 Free time

DAY 2:
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Meditation
08:30 Japanese archery orientation & demonstration
09:00 Practice
11:45 Meditation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Meditation
13:15 Practice
14:45 Meditation/Cleaning
15:00 Optional activities*
17:30 Hot Springs
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Free time

DAY 3:
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Cleaning/Sweeping
08:15 Meditation
08:30 Practice
11:45 Meditation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Trip to Yatake waterfalls & Lake Shirakomanoike – Trek around the lake
17:00 Stop by hot springs on the way back
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Free time

DAY 4:
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Cleaning/Sweeping
08:15 Meditation
08:30 Practice
11:45 Meditation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Optional activities*
17:00 Hot Springs
18:00 Farewell dinner at the restaurant in the bathhouse (drinks optional)
20:00 Free time

DAY 5:
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Meditation
08:30 Preparation for departure
09:30 Closing remarks
10:00 Escorting to train station

* Optional Activities (fees are required on some activities)
  • Continue archery practicing
  • Nature Trekking
  • Boating in Lake Matsubara
  • Trekking to Honzawa Hotsprings (requires extended stay)
Remarks:
  • Minimum participants: 5 (can be a group of different individuals)
  • Participants must be 21 years or older.
  • Travel expenses to the meeting place are not included.
  • Inclusive of 11 meals (if you have particular food that you cannot eat, please notify prior).
  • Please note that the facility is designed for student summer camp and no luxury lodging is accommodated. Namely the comfort rooms are shared (no individual toilet per each room, though separated by gender) and the rooms have no security lock.
  • Since the facility is situated at 1,200m elevation, even at the end of September, it can get as cold as winter season in Tokyo (sometimes below zero degree in the morning). Please make yourself fit in with winter season preparation.

Please submit the following form for inquiry, or PARTICIPATE NOW.

JAPANESE ARCHERY (KYUDO) WORKSHOP INQUIRY FORM

  • Your physical information are required for preparation of archery gears. If there are more participants, we will ask later the same information for each person.

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