Tag Archives: yabusame

November 29


The annual yabusame, mounted archery, festival at Tado Taisha, a small shrine in far northern Mie Prefecture.

December 08

Horses are cool

Forget all the futuristic technologies and oddities that have forged Japan’s modern reputation as ‘cool’.  The Land of the Rising Sun was cool way before then.  Since around the 13th and 14th centuries AD, to be precise. Yabusame (流鏑馬) is a ritualised form of mounted archery where would be warriors demonstrate their prowess whilst dressed […]