On 3rd of May
From 13:00 at Shimogamo shrine.
This very old ritual starting features a man riding on a fast running horse who shoots arrows at a target.
A type of Japanese archery, one that is performed while riding a horse. The archer shoots a special "turnip-headed" arrow at a wooden target. The origin is at the beginning of the Kamakura period. Minamoto no Yoritomo became alarmed at the lack of archery skills his samurai had. He organized yabusame as a form of practice.
* you may need half day to enjoy a whole event.
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