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All Nippon Kyudo Federation

The All Nippon Kyudo Federation (ANKF) was established in 1949 for the purpose of promoting and developing Kyudo, a part of the traditional Japanese culture. The All Nippon Kyudo Federation has been active in Japan and overseas for 69 years.

Today there are 47 affiliate organizations in Japan and about 124,000 members of all ages of males and females are practicing Kyudo.

In 2006, the All Nippon Kyudo Federation played a central role to establish the International Kyudo Federation (IKYF) and 28 countries including Japan are affiliated.

In 2007, a commemorative Taikai celebrating the establishment of the International Kyudo Federation was held in Japan.

The first president of the All Nippon Kyudo Federation,
the late Uno Yozaburo Hanshi, highlighted the following points :
*To study the principles of shooting (Shaho) and the art of shooting (Shagi)
*To apply the formalized movements (Taihai) based on etiquette (Rei)
*To improve the level of shooting (Shakaku) and shooting dignity (Shahin)
*The necessity to strive for perfection as a human being.

Based on these very ideas, we, the All Nippon Kyudo Federation will continue to spread Kyudo in Japan and all over the world together with the International Kyudo Federation.

Date of Establishment 22 May, 1949
President Name Hideya Nakano
Number of Members
Shogo/Dan Numbers
【Hanshi】70     【Kyoshi】1,996     【Renshi】4,911
Kyu / Dan : 116,975
Total : 123,952
Office Address Kishi Memorial Hall 1-1-1, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-8050, Japan
Tel/Fax Tel:+81-3-3481-2387/Fax:+81-3-3481-2398
E-mail mailto@kyudo.jp
Web Site http://www.kyudo.jp/info/english.html
A.N.K.F Main Dojo Chuo-Dojo 1-1, Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 151-8557, Japan

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