110427 - Panahan Mataraman

This is a traditional archery competition held by Kraton Yogyakarta, where each participant is required to wear traditional Javanese clothings. They sit in a row while shooting at the targets, four arrows for each archer for each round. The archer who hits the targets the most within 20 rounds wins. Though I've lived in Jogja for 10 years and have heard about this competition many times before, this was actually the first time I saw it in person, and was quite impressed. Some of these men and women have mad skills!



















4 comments:

Rio Angga Satria said...

apik wid

Wanderer said...

apik wid, fotonya bercerita! (TM)

rusditaufiq said...

panahan Mataraman dimana Do?

Wid said...

@Topik:
Di belakang Kraton. Masuk dari sebelah Sasono Hinggil di Alun-Alun Kidul. Katanya Juli nanti bakal ada lagi tapi aku lupa tanggal berapanya... Terbuka untuk umum lho, meh melu po? :D