like golf of today was performed in Japan for many years.
remains as the music accompanying traditional Japanese Court dances.
descended to Japan in the government time of Emperor Jinmei in the Heian
is said that 88 or 40 persons rode horses and danced.
the case of Shitenno-ji Temple, although it was dancing of 6 dancers
originally, it is that of 4 dancers now. The
dancers wear "ryoto" (=apron), and they fasten "sebie
have "kyujo" (=stick) of about 2 shakus and 7suns in their
hands, and strike a ball like "hoju (=fireball)."
reminds us the ball play at the Imperial Court.