Kemari is a ball game where players keep a ball from touching the ground using only their legs and feet.
At Kompira-gu Shrine, it is played by the group of 6 people called Za with wearing traditional Kimonos which used to be worn by court nobles since the Heian period.
Kemari was brought to Japan from Ming Dynasty along with Buddhism in around the year 500 AD.
At Kompira-gu Shrine, Kemari is believed to be held in Okushoin garden till the Edo period.
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Kotohira Town, Kagawa Prefecture