Horseback archery

Nikko horse v1The Yabusame or horseback archery is a Shinto ritual which  was employed by the Shoguns as a military training exercise. The Nikko Yabusame involves nine archers in two groups, whose individual task is to hit all three targets spaced 70m apart along the Omote-Sando while mounted on a horse galloping at full speed uphill.


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