Jogyakarta: Jemparingan competition celebrates the art of traditional archery

A Dutch participant in an archery competition in Yogyakarta, on Sep. 1, 2013. A traditional archery style known as Mataraman, will be among the events featured on National Sports Day on Sep. 9. Athletes from all provinces of Indonesia participates in the multi-sport event. (JG Photo/Boy T. Harjanto).

A Dutch participant in an archery competition in Jogyakarta, on Sep. 1, 2013. A traditional archery style known as Mataraman, will be among the events featured on National Sports Day on Sep. 9. Athletes from all provinces of Indonesia participates in the multi-sport event. (JG Photo/Boy T. Harjanto).

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.

jemparingRaja-Kamar-498a-Yogyakarta-Jemparingan-Perpaduan-Kesenian-Yogyakarta-dengan-Olah-Raga-Panah-1tribunpanahangayamataraman26112012103715img_20120202115455_4f2a171f8d468260313-Harian-Jogja-Panahan-Tradisional02Archers 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

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