Kyoto Embu Taikai – May 2nd, 2014
By Jeff Broderick
The first week of May is “Golden Week” in Japan – a cluster of national holidays when most people take time to go back to their hometowns and visit their relatives and old friends. But for martial artists, it marks one of the biggest events in the annual calendar: The All Japan Embu Taikai, held at the Butokuden Hall near Kyoto’s Heian Shrine. Our staff was on hand to bring you scenes from a long day full of demonstrations.