THIMPHU, Bhutan--Princess Mako, on a visit to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, experienced the country’s traditional sport of archery on June 3, shooting an arrow herself, much to the delight of spectators.

Mako, 25, wore Bhutanese ethnic costumes which her parents, Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, received from the country’s former king 20 years ago when they visited there.

On June 3, Mako attended a national archery competition that was under way in the archery stadium. The princess initially watched competitors shoot arrows into targets.

During a break in the competition, the princess tried shooting a bamboo-made arrow. The arrow flew about 20 meters, bringing a nice round of applause from the crowd.

After attending the archery competition, which is Bhutan’s national sport, Mako attended a luncheon hosted by the former king.