Traditional 'Yabusame' Mounted Archery in Japan. The rider drives their horse as fast as they can, then retracts their bow and attempts to shoot 3 targets in close succession. The riders were typically samurai, and the sport was ceremonially performed so the samurai could demonstrate their horsemanship and archery prowess.

Traditional 'Yabusame' Mounted Archery in Japan. The rider drives their horse…

Yabusame is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots three special "turnip-headed" arrows successively at three wooden targets. This style of archery has its origins at beginning of Kamakura period. Minamoto no Yoritomo became alarmed at the lack of archery skills his samurai had. He organized yabusame as a form of practice.

Yabusame is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots three special "turnip-headed" arrows successively at three wooden targets. This style of archery has its origins at beginning of Kamakura period.

Japanese traditional mounting archery, Yabusame

美しすぎる日本の伝統儀式「流鏑馬 (やぶさめ)」陰陽道で宇宙と呼応する画像 26選

abusame (流鏑馬) is a type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shoots three special “turnip-headed” arrows successively at three wooden targets.

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