Japanese traditional mounted archery, Yabusame 流鏑馬

Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

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.

Yabusame is a ceremony in which archers clad in the hunting outfit of medieval warriors shoot at three targets as they race by on horseback. Among the yabusame events held across Japan, the one that's best known takes place every year on September 16 at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura.

Yabusame Japanese Ritual Mounted Archery Japan Amazing discounts - up to off…

Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. This deeply moving music transcends time and space.

Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. A uniquely Japanese art form, Gagaku is filled with infinite musical resonances from all across Eurasia. This deeply moving music transcends time and space.

Karuta Hajime - Karuta is traditional Japanese playing cards. On the 3rd of New Year, Japanese little girls in ancient kimono playing karuta.

Karuta Hajime - Karuta is traditional Japanese playing cards. On the of New Year, Japanese girls in ancient kimono playing karuta.

Kabuki | Elliott Franks Photography Services

Kabuki featuring Ebizo Ichikawa XI at Sadler's Wells, London, Great Britain rehearsal June 2010 Ichikawa Ebizo (as Sato Tadanobu / the fox Genkuro) Photograph by Elliott Franks

Kabuki Theater actors

Japanese traditional theater, Kabuki, traditional Japanese popular drama with…

女人厄除まつり Girls play the 'Sho (Japanese traditional musical instrument)' - Women amulet Festival, Ichime-jinja shrine, Kyoto, Japan

女人厄除まつり Girls play the 'Sho (Japanese traditional musical instrument)' - Women amulet Festival, Ichime-jinja shrine, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese Bugaku dance. Bugaku is music and the dance that I approximately just handed down an ancient style to to date.  Osaka Shitennouji temple, Japan.

Bugaku is music and the dance that I approximately just handed down an ancient style to to date.

Kabuki and the Floating World of Tokugawa Japan

I've learned so much about the artform of Kabuki. Everything about it is intresting from it's origins to it's wild make-up;

Sho, Edo period  The sho, the Japanese mouth organ descended from the Chinese sheng, is used in gagaku (court music). Air blown through the projecting mouthpiece circulates through the lacquer air chamber activating tiny rectangular metal reeds mounted in the sides of some of the tubes. The tubes are arranged symbolically in the form of folded phoenix wings.

fromthefloatingworld: “ Sho, Edo period The sho, the Japanese mouth organ descended from the Chinese sheng, is used in gagaku (court music). Air blown through the projecting mouthpiece circulates through the lacquer air chamber activating tiny.

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