Source: © PR Times Inc. / © City of Sakura Experience Samurai Sword and Archery Demonstration at Sakura Castle Park 2018-03-09 Fri 2018-03-09 Fri If you're a fan of samurai, traditional Japanese martial arts and Japanese castles, and you happen to be visiting or living in Japan right now, you're in luck! Tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th, as part of their 400th anniversary celebration of the establishment of their castle and the surrounding town, Sakura in Chiba Prefecture is having a special demonstration of Ogasawara-ryū school archery and Tatsumi-ryū school swordsmanship which were both practiced by members of the warrior class. Whereas Ogasawara-ryū combined a system of etiquette with the three martial arts of bajutsu horsemanship, kyujutsu archery and yabusame mounted archery, Tatsumi-ryū is focused on the sword in particular, but also encompasses the use of other weapons and various techniques and strategies to be used against opponents. Source: © PR Times Co., Ltd. Source: © PR Times Co., Ltd. The demonstration planned for tomorrow will give you a taste of the dignified and powerful martial arts techniques that the samurai employed hundreds of years ago. Sakura Castle Remains Park is about 100 minutes away from Tokyo by train, so it's not unreasonably far away for an interesting day-trip. Details Date / Time: March 10th (Sat.), 10:00-12:00 (Free) Place: Sakura Castle Remains Park 佐倉城址公園, Honmaru 本丸 (castle keep) In event of rain: Sakura Elementary School Gym Parking: Sakura Castle Remains Park Parking Lot Inquiries: Sakura City Board of Education, Cultural Division TEL 043-484-6191 Tea Ceremony Content: Shikisei Oribe-ryū 式正織部流 style Tea Ceremony Time: 12:30pm Place: Sakura Castle Remains Park, Sankei-tei 三逕亭 Tea House Cost: 400 JPY By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:© PR Times Inc. Tags: archery / Chiba Prefecture / Demonstration / Japanese archery / Japanese castles / Japanese martial arts / kyudo / Sakura Castle / Sakura City / Samurai / Sword grape Japan Culture Experience Samurai Sword and Archery Demonstration at Sakura Castle Park Related Article Isao Machii Sets 6th World Record For Most Sword Cuts In One Minute Authentic Katana Paper Knives Will Make You Feel Like A Sword-Swinging Samurai Swordsman Cuts All Sorts Of Things Literally Flying Towards Him… It’s Amazing But A Bit Funny Too Japanese Martial Arts Masters Demonstrate A Battle Of Katana vs. Chain-Sickle Japan’s Samurai Robot: It Was Bound To Happen Sooner Or Later Modern-Day Samurai Vs. Cutting-Edge Robot In A Slicing Competition! How Do These Two Compare?