Seminar Report

「The Fourth Asia-Oceania Seminar」

Dates:April 8 ? April 16, 2015
Venue:Nihon Gaishi Sports Plaza Kyudojo (Nagoya, Aichi, Japan)
Sponsor:International Kyudo Federation / Co-sponsor: All Nippon Kyudo Federation


挨拶 / Opening Greeting

国際弓道連盟  会長  石川  武夫

International Kyudo Federation  Takeo Ishikawa, President






I would like to give my greetings to this opening of the 4th Asia Oceania Kyudo Seminar. This seminar has seen an increase in participants every year and this year we have over 200 participants in total gathering here in Nagoya. As hosts, we are extremely delighted to see this.

Last year, in the International Kyudo Federation General Assembly held in Paris, France, both the New Zealand Kyudo Federation and Taiwan Kyudo Association’s official membership into the IKYF was approved.

We see this as Kyudo spreading within the Asia Oceania Area and also look forward to Kyudo continuing to develop more internationally. This is also due to the hard work and efforts of those involved in each country and area, and I would like to express my respect and appreciation.

Not just from Europe or the US, when I think about Kyudo enthusiasts gathering from all over the world to make exchanges through the Japanese traditional culture of Kyudo, my heart fills with anticipation.

Lastly, with efforts of the Aichi Prefecture Kyudo Federation and those involved to help make this seminar possible, I would like to use this opportunity to express my sincerest thanks for your support. Thank you very much.