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2nd Place Sports Picture Story: Matt McClain, Washington Post–

Japanese archery is centuries old. It distinguishes itself for it’s connection to spirituality and religion. Included as a martial art is is heavily rooted in tradition and ceremony. Today it is taught in schools throughout Japan and certain disciplines including Kyudo are practiced by people throughout the world.

Mizuho Noguchi retrieves arrows as archers practice at the Ogasawara-ryu school on Tuesday November 01, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

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