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Date Clan Style Archery Experience
Even beginners can experience the archery of the “Date Clan Insai School” from the days of Date Masamune!
Available all year round during select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.
About 2 hours.
Number of Participants
Tabimusubi walking tours (not bus tours) have restarted accepting tour requests and applications. In order to prevent the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, we ask all participants to wear face masks and allow us to check your temperature. On the day of the tour, a guide assistant will have hand sanitizer and incorporate social distancing measures, so please join without concern.
The Sendai Domain, created by the city’s founder and first feudal lord Date Masamune, was famous for their high level of martial arts. A samurai warrior had to master many skills, including archery. The Date Clan, headquartered in Sendai, practiced a traditional school of archery called “Heki ryu Insai-ha." The style emphasizes battlefield effectiveness over ceremonial aesthetics. In particular, the shooting method utilized mobility, solo or group tactics, and powerful shots to penetrate armor.
In this archery experience you’ll time travel back to feudal Japan to train like a soldier of the Date Clan! After hearing the history and battle tactics of the day, receive instructions on how to shoot arrows safely inside a modern martial arts center. This experience will be led by Ken Kurosu, a representative of the “Date Insai Archery Research Group,” which also performs at Sendai's Aoba Festival.
No experience necessary! Even beginners can try traditional archery!
|Experience Program Name||Date Clan Style Archery Experience|
|Activity Location||Miyagi Budokan (Martial Arts Center)|
|Operator Name||Tabimusubi, Inc.|
|Time Required||About 2 hours.|
|Operation Period||Available all year round during select times, or whenever the minimum number of people apply. Please check website for details.|
|Start Time||13:00 (depending on the day the time may change, so please confirm by phone beforehand)|
|Minimum number of participants||10people|
|Maximum number of participants||15people|
|Reservation Deadline||3 days before by 16:00|
|Important notes regarding participation||The tour will be conducted even in rainy weather, but will be canceled in case of stormy weather or disaster. Please check with us the day before the event.|
|What is included in the price||Guide fee, materials fee, insurance.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation costs to and from the meeting point, any personal costs (i.e. for drinks, snacks).|
|Method of Payment||Please pay in cash on the day of the tour.|
|About cancellations and changes||* Please note that a cancellation fee will be charged if canceled within 3 days prior to the event date. If you are able to find a replacement who can participate instead, no cancellation fee is required. Please contact us if that happens.|
|Cancellation Policy||Cancellation up to 3 days before 0:00, up to the day before = 50% of the participation fee.|
Same day cancellation, no-contact/no-show is 100% of the participation fee.
* Cancellation by phone can be done on business days and business hours, generally on the same day you apply.
* If you are able to find a replacement who can participate instead, no cancellation fee is required. Please contact us if that happens.
|Meeting Spot||15-1 Negishi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0844|
Miyagi Budokan (Martial Arts Center)
|Meeting Time||12:50 (time may change, so please confirm beforehand)|
|Access||--By Public Transportation--|
5-minute walk from Nagamachi-Itchome Station (Sendai Subway)
|About Guides and Tours||The tour is led by a local guide.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
The guide can speak simple English.
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