18 April 2004

Horseback archery at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu, Japan) on 18 April 2004

Source and photos: http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/memories/2004-04-18_jp-kamakura_yabusame.htm

Archer on his horse at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu) I saw 流鏑馬 (horseback archery) for the first time at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu) in 鎌倉 (Kamakura, Japan) by pure chance on 18 April 2004, in company of 治子 (Haruko) and François. Local music and modern dances preceded the archery contest, generating a festive atmosphere. Archers were difficult to see as they rode a long alley bordered with trees and spectators but we managed to reach a place where we could see the target and final action.

09 April 2004

Sumo wrestling at 靖国神社 (Yasukuni shrine, Japan) on 09 April 2004

Source and photos: http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/memories/2004-04-09_jp-tokyo_sumo.htm

Grasping sumo wrestlers at 靖国神社 (Yasukuni shrine) I saw my first fight of 相撲取り (sumo wrestlers) outdoors at 靖国神社 (Yasukuni shrine) in 東京 (Tokyo, Japan) on 09 April 2004, as a tribute to my cultural education in Japan. I appreciated the fights as well as the setting: sunny weather and free seats.

03 April 2004



In this blog, you will explore my personal world since April 2004 through exceptional notices, descriptions of travels and events in several continents (including Asia and Europe), and reflexions about topics of interest (including cultures and religion). I hope you will appreciate your time here, enjoy the stories and photos, maybe organize trips or start activities accordingly, and will share pieces of your own life with those who may appreciate or benefit from it. If we know each other, I wish you will know and understand me better after reading a few posts.

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Wishing you all pleasant and enriching moments,

DUVAL Sébastien