One of the most spectacular demonstration in the raw of performances with the weapons in the festival program is the demonstration program of the representatives of kobudo. The term «Kobudo» in Japanese means «ancient military road». There are two main areas of Kobudo:

  • Nihon Kobudo — the direction that connects the system, which is common on the main islands of Japan that uses in its arsenal cold steel weapons with the samurai origin and weapons from the arsenal of ninjutsu.
  • Ryukyu-Kobudo and Okinawa Kobudo – direction, combining the system with the leading origin of the Ryukyu Islands Archipelago (modern Okinawa Prefecture, Japan) which uses in the arsenal of weapons – items of peasant and fishing goods of the residents of these islands.