Over 400 traditional archers (or Jemparingan) participated in the Jemparingan Championship at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1 September, 2013.
“Jemparingan” is a tradition archery art, and the competition was held in commemoration of the birthday of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. this time was held on the Ground Square South Kemandungan Jogjakarta.
Archers sit cross-legged on a mat, with body facing 90 degrees to the site. This position imitates ancient Javanese soldiers that would shoot while riding a horse.
The target is in the form of a scarecrow, approximately 30 meters.
Each arrow that hits the head of the scarecrow is worth three points and the body earns the archer one point. Citizenside