Martial Art demonstration at Hachimangu Shrine, Kyoto

We went to visit the Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine near Kyoto, which is famous for protection from evil and cherry blossom viewing. We were surprised to find out that a large martial art demonstration was taking place, with a lot of people from different swordsmanship schools.  It was an impressive demonstration of their ability and a great subject for photography.