Japan Cultural Days: Bonote Martial Arts Demonstration

Bonote, meaning “hand with stick,” is a form of martial arts developed about 460 years ago in Japan’s feudal era. Samurai Lord Nobunaga Oda transformed the farmers of his land into the most fearsome warriors using only spears and sticks. As feudal times ended, the art of Bonote was preserved and passed down to younger generations through demonstrations, both regionally in Japan and abroad. A thrill to watch!