18 April 2004

Horseback archery at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu, Japan) on 18 April 2004

Source and photos: http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/memories/2004-04-18_jp-kamakura_yabusame.htm

Archer on his horse at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu) I saw 流鏑馬 (horseback archery) for the first time at 鶴岡八幡宮 (Tsurugaoka Hachiman-Gu) in 鎌倉 (Kamakura, Japan) by pure chance on 18 April 2004, in company of 治子 (Haruko) and François. Local music and modern dances preceded the archery contest, generating a festive atmosphere. Archers were difficult to see as they rode a long alley bordered with trees and spectators but we managed to reach a place where we could see the target and final action.

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