Yabusame

From my JAL newsletter:

Yabusame, or horseback archery, is a highlight of the annual Tsurugaoka Hachimangu in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, festival of September 15th and 16th. Men wearing warrior’s clothing simulated from that era fire arrows at a wooden target erected in the shrine precincts as they gallop by on horseback.

I know this won’t appeal to everyone, but for someone like me this sounds pretty cool. I’ll be teaching and unable to go, but I’m putting on my list of things to see.

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