The first evidence of kemari is from 644 AD. The rules were standardized from the 13th century. The game was influenced by the Chinese sport of Cuju. The characters for Kemari are the same as Cuju in Chinese. The sport was introduced to Japan about 600, during the Asuka period. Nowadays, it is played in Shinto shrines for festivals. George H. W. Bush played the game on one of his presidential visits to Japan.
It is a non-competitive sport. The object of Kemari is to keep one ball in the air, with all players cooperating to do so. Players may use any body part with the exception of arms and hands – their head, feet, knees, back, and depending on the rules, elbows to keep the ball aloft. The ball, known as a mari, is made of deerskin with the hair facing inside and the hide on the outside. The ball is stuffed with barley grains to give it shape. When the hide has set in this shape, the grains are removed from the ball, and it is then sewn together using the skin of a horse. The one who kicks the ball is called a mariashi. A good mariashi makes it easy for the receiver to control the mari, and serves it with a soft touch to make it easy to keep the mari in the air.
Kemari is played on a flat ground, about 6–7 meters squared. The uniforms that the players wear are reminiscent of the clothes of the Asuka age and include a crow hat. This type of clothing was called kariginu and it was fashionable at that time.
Statistics of Emperor's Cup in the 1979 season.Asukai family
The Asukai family (飛鳥井家 Asukai-ke) was a Japanese noble family.
The family began in the early Kamakura period as a cadet branch of the Fujiwara clan, being founded by Fujiwara (Asukai) no Masatsune. The family excelled at waka poetry and playing kemari (an ancient Japanese sport similar to soccer), as well as calligraphy.
They had a hand in several of the imperial anthologies of waka, and had close ties to the Kamakura and Muromachi shogunates.Asukai no Masatsune
Asukai Masatsune (飛鳥井雅経, born 1170, died 1221) was a Japanese waka poet of the early Kamakura period. He was also an accomplished kemari player. and one of his poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.He was a son of Nanba Yoritsune (難波頼経, Japanese Wikipedia), and the ancestor of the Asukai clan, who were known for their skill at both poetic composition and kemari. Being of Fujiwara stock, he was also known as Fujiwara no Masatsune (藤原雅経). Among his grandchildren was the poet Masaari. He made a private collection, the Asukai-shū, which was posthumously edited by his grandson in 1292. Twenty-two of his poems were included in the Shin Kokin Wakashū, and a total of 134 in the imperial anthologies.Bleach (season 10)
The tenth season of the Bleach anime series, released on DVD as the Arrancar vs. Shinigami arc (破面・VS.死神篇, Arankaru VS. Shinigami Hen), is directed by Noriyuki Abe, and produced by TV Tokyo, Dentsu and Studio Pierrot. The 16-episode season is based on Tite Kubo's Bleach manga series. The episodes' plot continues to follow Ichigo Kurosaki's and his friends' battle against the Espada, the strongest of former Soul Reaper Captain Sōsuke Aizen's army, to rescue Orihime Inoue. Episodes 204 and 205 are centered on a soccer match developed by the Kasumiōji Soul Reapers who appeared in season 9.
The season aired from October 2008 to February 2009 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The English adaptation of the anime is licensed by Viz Media, and aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim from February to May 2011. Aniplex released the season in a series of DVD compilations, with each of the four volumes containing four episodes. The first DVD volume was released on May 27, 2009, and the fourth one on August 26, 2009.The episodes use three pieces of theme music: one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "Velonica" by Aqua Timez. The first ending theme, "Hitohira no Hanabira" by Stereopony, is used for episode 190 to 201, and the second ending theme, "Sky Chord (Otona ni Naru Kimi e)" (Sky chord 〜大人になる君へ〜, Sukai Kōdo ~Otona ni Naru Kimi e~, lit. "Sky Chord (To the Adult You)") by Shion Tsuji, is used for the remainder. To promote the third feature film, Bleach: Fade to Black, which was released on December 13, 2008, the credits from episodes 197 through 201 use teaser footage.Cuju
Cuju or Ts'u-chü is an ancient Chinese football game. It is a competitive game that involves kicking a ball through an opening into a net. The use of hands is not allowed. Invented in the Han dynasty, it is recognized by FIFA as the earliest form of football for which there is evidence, being first mentioned as an exercise in a Chinese military work from 3rd–2nd century BC. It is also played in Korea, Japan and Vietnam.District of West Karachi
Karachi West District (Urdu: ضلع کراچی غربی ) is an administrative district of Karachi Division in Sindh, Pakistan. It is located in the western part of Karachi.
The District was abolished in 2000 and divided into five towns namely:
and Orangi Town.On 11 July 2011 Sindh Government restored again Karachi West District.The district contains mix population including Sindhi, Baloch, Punjabis, Pashtuns and Muhajirs. No single ethnic group form established majority in the district.Freestyle football
Freestyle football, also known as freestyle soccer in North America, is the art of self-expression with a football while performing various tricks with parts of the body. Similar in style to keepie uppie, kemari and the ball discipline of rhythmic gymnastics, it has become a widespread sport across the world and is practiced by many people. The official governing body for this sport is known as World Freestyle Football Association (W.F.F.A).Keepie uppie
Keepie uppie, keep-ups or kick-ups is the skill of juggling with an association football using feet, lower legs, knees, chest, shoulders, and head, without allowing the ball to hit the ground. It is similar to Kemari, a game formerly practiced in the Japanese imperial court.Kiamari
Kemari or Kiamari (Urdu: کیماڑی ) is a neighbourhood of Kiamari Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.There are several ethnic groups in Kemari including Kutchi, Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Brahuis,
Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim. The population of Kiamari Town is estimated to be nearly one million.The iron Napier Mole Bridge was built in 1840 connecting Karachi with Kemari, the landing place for all goods and passengers bound for city.Kiamari Town
Kiamari Town or Kemari Town (also spelt Keamari and Kemari) (Sindhi: ڪياماڙي ٽائون, Urdu: کیماڑی ٹاؤن ) is the main coastal town of Karachi on Hawke's Bay, comprising the western parts of the city, including the Port of Karachi with an extensive coastline of sandy beaches, small islands and Mangrove forests. It does not include the southern Island of Manora which is under cantonment administration because of the naval base located there. The town forms a large triangle with highly defined boundaries: the RCD Highway and the Lyari River form the northeastern border, the Hub River to the northwestern border, and the Arabian Sea forms the southern border.
There are several ethnic groups represented among the population of Kemari Town, with the Kutchi, Sindhis, Balochis, Muhajirs, Punjabis, Pakhtuns, Kashmiris, Chachis, Seraikis, Brahuis,
Memons, Bohras and Ismailis. The population of Keamari town is predominantly Muslim with small communities of Hindus and Christians.
Kiamari Town is represented by Constituency NA-239 in the National Assembly of Pakistan, and by PS-89 and PS-90 in the Provincial Assembly of Sindh.Kokon Chomonjū
Kokon Chomonjū (古今著聞集), lit. A Collection of Notable Tales Old and New, is a Kamakura-period collection of setsuwa. It was compiled by Tachibana Narisue (橘成季) and completed in 1254. The twenty volumes are divided by subject into thirty chapters: chapter 16 concerns art and painting and 17 kemari or "kickball". Of the 726 tales, nearly two-thirds are set in the Heian period. In a note between tales 721 and 722, Narisue states that "the original aim of this collection was to collect fine stories about music and poems, and depict them as if in paintings".List of Union Councils of Karachi
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Union Council is the primary governmental institution in Pakistan. Headed by a Union Nazim, each union council has 13 elected members or councilors. In addition to four male and two female members elected directly, there are two male and two female representatives of the labor, a minority member, a Union Nazim and his deputy known as Union Naib Nazim. Beside elected members, there are several government employees and functionaries in every union council, who report to the Secretary of the Union Council. The latter is a civil servant appointed by the state. The territory of a Union Council or Village Council is usually part of a Tehsil (county). Less commonly, a Union Council may be part of a City District.List of skill toys
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Lyari Town (Sindhi: لیاری ٽاؤن, Urdu: لیاری ٹاؤن ) is one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated town. It is bordered by the towns of SITE Town to the north across the Lyari River, Jamshed and Saddar to the east, and Kemari to the west across the main harbour of Karachi.Operation Python
Operation Python, a follow-up to Operation Trident, was the code name of a naval attack launched on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. After the first attack during Operation Trident on the Port of Karachi, Pakistan stepped up aerial surveillance of its coast as the presence of large Indian Navy ships gave the impression that another attack was being planned. Pakistani warships attempted to outsmart the Indian Navy by mingling with merchant shipping. To counter these moves, Operation Python was launched on the night of 8/9 December 1971. A strike group consisting of one missile boat and two frigates attacked the group of ships off the coast of Karachi. While India suffered no losses, Pakistani fleet tanker PNS Dacca was damaged beyond repair, and the Kemari Oil Storage facility was lost. Two other foreign ships stationed in Karachi were also sunk during the attack.Poco's Udon World
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Sagawa Express Osaka Soccer Club(佐川急便大阪サッカー部) were a Japanese soccer team based in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. They were founded in 1965 and played in the Japan Football League (JFL) from 2002 to 2007, when they merged with Sagawa Express Tokyo S.C. to form what is now Sagawa Shiga F.C. As the name implies they were run by Sagawa Express, a Japanese transportation business.
Prior to joining the JFL the team played in the Kansai Soccer League, in which they won four championships. They joined the JFL in 2002, one year after their Tokyo counterparts did. They did not repeat their earlier success after the switch. In 2007 the team announced the merger with Sagawa Express Tokyo to form Sagawa Express S.C., now Sagawa Shiga F.C., based in Shiga Prefecture.Tanzan Shrine
Tanzan Shrine (談山神社, Tanzan-jinja), also known as the Danzan Shrine, the Tōnomine Shrine (多武峯社, Tōnomine-sha) and the Tōnomine Temple (多武峯寺, Tōnomine-ji), is a Shinto shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan.Transport in Karachi
The city of Karachi is a major transport hub of Pakistan. The Karachi port and airport are major gateways to Pakistan. The Karachi Railway stations transports the major part of Pakistan's trade with other countries.
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