2005-8-7-martial-arts_japsn-archer.jpg (1382×2048) TRUE AIM: An archer dressed in traditional samurai garb displays Yabusame (archery while on horseback) during an annual demonstration of 13th century Japanese martial arts in Tokyo. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Traditional 'Yabusame' Mounted Archery in Japan. The rider drives their horse as fast as they can, then retracts their bow and attempts to shoot 3 targets in close succession. The riders were typically samurai, and the sport was ceremonially performed so the samurai could demonstrate their horsemanship and archery prowess.
時代祭 京都 Jidai matsuri festival, Kyoto, Japon Plus
Yabusame = Japanese Archery
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
弓道 大的大会 三十三間堂 KYOTO JAPAN
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)