Ten archers tend to shoot their arrows (2 arrows in a pair) towards the target ten times each, ten times ten equals a hundred, it is the origin of the ceremony's name. In Japanese, "Momote" actually means a hundred hands.

Because this archery rite is dedicated particularly for an invocation, the archers and participants of the rite decorate an altar to worship the Shinto-God, they solemnly enshrine the invaluable holy arrow kept in a gorgeous colored and patterned bag to the altar.