The student archers, dressed in traditional uniforms, kneal in a line behind their instructor the dojo. They hold their bows before them and practice the kyudo method of knocking the arrow. Japan, circa late to early
Kyudo or Kyūdō (弓道) ("way of the bow") is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō); kyudo practitioners are referred to as kyudoka (弓道家). Kyudo is based on kyūjutsu (art of archery), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.