Sunday, October 31, 2010

Yabusame at Kikusui Festival in Utsunomiya

Yabusame - traditional Japanese archery on horseback. This guy today had 100% shooting accuracy.

His poor horse was foaming at the mouth. I hope he got a carrot afterwards.

And this is the very short yabusame track as viewed from Parco department store across the street.

The festival was organized by Futaara shrine.

And this is how it looked like on video:


Susan said...

Your accuracy is very good as well, got his face with the arrow just below. No doubt all the orange and white banner made the horse nervous and thus the foam.... Sure was not a long run..... enjoy your pics each day, thanks.

Joanne said...

I would love to do archery but I don't have the strength in the shoulders, I think it is really cool sport!

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