Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yabusame at Nakamura Hachimangu in Moka

Sorry, no family album Sunday today.
We went to a festival at the Nakamura Shrine in Moka. There was yabusame (traditional archery on horseback), here are some pictures.

Praying before the event

Yep, there was a girl riding and shooting.

And her skill has visibly improved since last year.

But still, she wasn't as good as this guy:
He was amazing.

He ruled the event.

There was also another guy, but trust me, not worth showing here. Judging by his thick glasses and the fact he missed the target EVERY time, he was either blind, or... blind, I guess.



and here's a video:


We wrote about the Rei Taisai festival at Nakamura Hachimangu in Moka here:

4 comments:

Joanne said...

What great pics, you go and see everything.... I love all the costumes and the tradition is just overwhelming:) Envy is not a nice thing but......

koikoi2002 said...

中村八幡宮の流鏑馬を、私も見に行きました。とても迫力がある神事ですね。
近くにいた女性の話では、天気が良い日にあたるのは珍しいみたいですね。初めて訪れて晴れなのは幸運でした。

A and Y Ikeda said...

コメントありがとうございます。
僕達は、中村八幡宮例大祭は昨年に続いて二度目の参加になります。お気に入りの祭りの一つです。
沢山写真を撮ったのでもう数日は例大祭の写真が続きますので、また遊びに来てください。

Hi Joanne,
it was fun, even though I stepped in horse poo, more than once. :-)

kyokopress said...

SIIIIII, ella es maravillosa y bonita así. Simplemente increíble!
She should go for Hollywood to paly in the movie! Just fantastic.

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