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Archery
Japan has a number of interesting sports in its culture, including Kyūdō and Kendo. Kyūdō (top right) is, simply put, archery. Kyūdō became extremely popular during the Edo period, in which a samurai named Wasa Daihachiro, at a range of 120 meters and with a ceiling at 2.2 meters, hit a target 8,133 out of 13,053 times in a 24 hour period. Originally known as gekiken, the name was changed to Kendo in 1920. Swordplay as a sport has been popular for centuries in Japan. Today, Kendo has become widespread, and is practiced worldwide.
Kendo