Naginatajutsu is a martial art of wielding halberd which is the long arms peculiar to Japan. After the sword turned into the a Japanese sword, the "halberd" classified were produced when the main arms in a battlefield became main from arrow in horseriding to fighting on foot. The naginata is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) in the form of a pole weapon. Naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal Japan, and naginata were also used by ashigaru(foot soldiers) and sōhei(warrior monks). Power was demonstrated as a monk soldier's arms from the Nara period to the Heian period for protection of a temple, and it became the main arms of the battlefield from the end of the Kamakura period to the Muromachi period. However, when the mainstream of the battle changed to the high density fighting by a foot soldier from the Ōnin War time, it was soon taken and replaced to the spear from a functional viewpoint. When it entered at the Edo period, and the Edo Shogunate forbade possession of the halberd in a samurai's individual temporarily, continuation also of the way method of the halberd as a martial art became dangerous. But, the samurai's woman continued the halberd by becoming military arts which should carry out a requirement. It applies after the Pacific War from Taisho Era, and becomes the "naginata" of martial art, and a woman's art is prosperous also in the present age. It is not the purpose that the present halberd beats a partner. It aims to let mind and body take harmony. And, the contestant of a naginata mainly has a woman in use. This photograph was taken in Tokyo Budokan Hall in Ayase of Tokyo Adachi-ku.
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pajaran (53008) 2013-01-30 10:14
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o borilackoj vestini, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Very interesting and good text on the martial art, with the given data and history ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
All the best.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-31 14:16
Your note explains and discover a new martial art for me. The picture describes a martial attitude. A photo cleverly framed and good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (44324) 2013-02-02 9:18
A timely shot when she paused momentarily, a picture full of dynamic and credit to your skill. Pin sharp in focus on the facial feature depicting the deep concentration and alertness while holding the halberd. I love the sense of motion, well coloured and good overall contrast, excellent blurry bg too. Above all i love her emotion which really suits the suject matter. A picture full of content and meaning, Well done. Congrats
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-02-03 7:31
an interesting woman, an interesting looking. great framing either.
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-06-03 23:49
Very nice shot of the lady practising martial arts.Excellent pov and exposure.TFS.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-14
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Tamron AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 Tele Macro(1:2)
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-30 1:38