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Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

Horse archery at Meiji Shrine by tokyobling

Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…

At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…

At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…

Japanese archery, Kyudo

I had to tie up my sleeves like this during an archery shoot last weekend :) I'm still working on my igote (I made it too small)

The annual yabusame, mounted archery, festival at Tado Shrine, a small shrine in far northern Mie Prefecture.

The annual yabusame, mounted archery, festival at Tado Taisha, a small shrine in far northern Mie Prefecture.

Almost a bulls-eye. © Glenn Waters. Japan. The archer rides at full gallop and must try and shoot a small target about 6 meters away

The archer rides at full gallop and must try and shoot a small target about 6 meters away. Easier said than done. This years tournament had participants from Australia, America, Europe, Mongol, Korea and Japan

The Kamakura Yabusame festival is probably Japan’s most impressive demonstration of horse back Japanese archery. It takes place every year mid April in the Kamakura Hachiman shrine. Yabusame (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. This style of archery has its origins at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

The Kamakura Yabusame festival is probably Japan’s most impressive demonstration…

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At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previously abou...

Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…

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Yabusame – Horse Archery at Meiji Shrine

At the budo, or martial arts, tournament and exhibition at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine a few weeks ago I saw this wonderful performance of Yabusame or mounted horse archery. I have written previousl…

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 | DDN JAPAN

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

The Kamakura Yabusame festival is probably Japan’s most impressive demonstration of horse back Japanese archery. It takes place every year mid April in the Kamakura Hachiman shrine. Yabusame (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. This style of archery has its origins at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

The Kamakura Yabusame festival is probably Japan’s most impressive demonstration of horse back Japanese archery. It takes place every year mid April in the Kamakura Hachiman shrine. Yabusame (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. This style of archery has its origins at the beginning of the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

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