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They are playing the kemari that is the ancient football at the Kyoto imperial palace. This is the first time for me to see the real kemari game.

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kemari (ancient football)

kemari

At first, players are sitting.

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They put each of their fan in turn.

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fan

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Then they are waiting for starting the game.

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They wear traditional kariginu(?).

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One puts the ball on the ground.

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The ball seems soft.

kemari

They stand on the circle.

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The rule is that no dropping the ball.

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They are calling something when they kick the ball.

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Their wear are different color.

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The sleeves are long. I guess it is difficult to move and kick a ball by this costume.

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kemari

kemari

ball’s box

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back is two birds

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