Learn about the Japanese arts of paper folding, knot tying, bowing, tea, posture, archery, and horse archery!
Kiyomoto Ogasawara, 32nd generation head of the Ogasawara Ryu, the instructors of the House of the Shogun, will lecture and demonstrate these arts during lectures and seminars August 23-26, 2018
The lectures (free) will discuss “What is Bushi, What is Bushido, What is Reiho”, with explanations of the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai o Lecture locations in Silicon Valley (Thurs Aug 23 and Fri Aug 24) being confirmed
The seminars ($40/day) will be hands-on learning and practicing
Saturday’s seminar (Aug 25) is for any level, especially for beginners and those interested to learn about Japanese arts and culture
Sunday’s seminar (Aug 26) is for those with Kyudo experience, and will focus on etiquette, kyudo, and an introduction to yabusame
Seminar location: Redwood Kyudojo, La Honda, CA www.redwoodkyudojo.com
- Saturday Aug 25: For any level, especially for beginners and those interested to learn about Japanese arts and culture
- Sunday Aug 26: For those with Kyudo experience, and will focus on etiquette, Kyudo, and an introduction to abusame
- Location: Redwood Kyudojo, La Honda, CA www.redwoodkyudojo.com (detailed directions will be sent upon registration)
- Cost: $40/day. Each day's event will run from 10am to 5pm
Step 1 - Register!
Registration must be received by Aug 10, 2018
To Register, please complete the registration form (click on desired seminar date):
Step 2 - Pay!
Payment must be received by Aug 10, 2018 for your registration to be confirmed
- Cash or Check ($40). Please make check to "Redwood Kyudojo" and mail to: Redwood Kyudojo, PO Box 68, La Honda, CA 94020
- Registered and paid, but have to cancel? Send email to RedwoodKyudojo@gmail.com. $35 refunded for cancellations received by Aug 10, 2018. $20 refunded for cancellations received after Aug 10, 2018.
For questions, please email to RedwoodKyudojo@gmail.com.
About the instructor
Ogasawara Kiyomoto, 32nd Generation Heir to the Ogasawara-ryū School of Etiquette, Archery and Mounted Archery (Yabusame)
History and Profile
The Ogasawara family traces its origins to the founder, Ogasawara Nagakiyo, of the Seiwa Genji Clan, the same family line as the Ashikaga and Tokugawa Clans who became the ruling families of the Muromachi Shogunate (1336-1573) and Edo Shogunate (1603-1868). Nagakiyo became the instructor of Kyū-hō (the arts of etiquette, archery and Yabusame) to Minamoto-no-Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate and ruler of Japan from 1192 to 1199. In 1187, Nagakiyo performed Genji-style Yabusame at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangū Shrine in Kamakura.
The role of instructor of Kyū-hō for the shoguns’ families, the rulers of samurai society, has been passed down for generations in the Ogasawara family. When samurai society came to an end due to the Meiji Restoration at the end of the 19th century, the Ogasawara-ryū School opened its doors to the general public. Since then, in order to preserve the sacred nature of Kyū-hō teaching they have strictly observed their family discipline: “One should not make a living out of teaching Kyū-hō”. Together with his followers, the present 31st generation Grand Master, Ogasawara Kiyotada, performs etiquette, archery and Yabusame rituals throughout Japan while maintaining a completely separate professional life. He is dedicated to passing on the tradition of the school in line with the needs of the time. One such effort is to modernize the school’s organizational structure through incorporation as a foundation in 2010.
Kiyomoto Ogasawara continues to share the traditions of the Ogasawara-ryū, both in Japan and internationally, while working professionally as a PhD R&D researcher of a Pharmaceutical company in Japan. He is the person on the cover of the book BUDO, which won the 2018 International Book Award. www.ogasawara-ryu.gr.jp
About the sponsor:
Redwood Kyudojo is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the art of Japanese Archery, Kyudo. The group is led by President Maria Peterson and Vice President Tim Macmillan. We are members of the non-profit groups Northern California Kyudo Federation, the American Kyudo Renmei, the International Kyudo Federation, and the Ogasawara-ryū. We offer classes in kyudo at the Redwood Kyudojo in La Honda, CA, demonstrations at local venues, and host occasional seminars by visiting instructors from Japan. www.redwoodkyudojo.com