The Kyudo Alliance

Oct 6 - 8, 2017

Simpsonville, SC

Please Contact: Arron Blackwell, sensei for details   



What is Shinto Lecture and Kyudo demo

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Saturday, December 9, 2017
TIME 1:30pm at the Museum Theater

We are very proud to be sponsoring a talk by Taishi Kato at the
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida.

What is Shinto?

Shinto is said to be the source of Japanese culture — But, why is it a mystery? Taishi Kato, known under his priest title Taishi Gon-Negi, shares his view of Shinto by shedding light on how the characteristics of Japanese culture such as “cleaning”, “harmony” and “perspectives on nature” are rooted in Shinto. Taishi Gon-Negi will perform a Shinto blessing after the lecture, followed by the Kyudo Renmei of Florida, demonstrating an archery ceremony called taihai
The Shinto lecture and Kyudo demo is free of charge with pain museum admission.

Taishi Kato is a licensed Shinto priest from Hattori Tenjingu in Osaka Japan. He was born as the eldest son of a multi-generational family serving their 1000-year-old Shinto shrine. He graduated with a Masters of Arts in Religions of Asia and Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) from the University of London. He is committed to introducing his native Japanese religion of Shinto to people all around the world.

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