thekimonogallery: Japanese horse back archery, Yabusame 流鏑馬. At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. via Tokyobling.
wickedwomenwarriors: “Keira Knightley ~ Princess of Thieves ”
A mounted archer wearing a Samurai warrior costume aims at a target during an annual “Yabusame,” or horseback archery festival, in Zushi, southwest of Tokyo, Japan
Yabusame is a form of equestrian archery first adopted by century Samurai warriors; three targets are aligned, and the archer fires at each in quick succession, all while steering a galloping horse with nothing but his knees.