Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery Cavalier in action

Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery Cavalier in action

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Yabusame Photo Interlude

Photos by Sandra D’Sylva and Denis Plamondon

Japanese traditional horseback martial arts are still very much alive and well organized. Check the following all year round schedule to see where and when you can watch these performances. Today, we propose a photo report of one of these events that occurred in the forest of  Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. These photos were taken on May 3rd, 2008.

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Cavaliers at the Yabusame Contest in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto

Cavaliers at the Yabusame Contest in Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto

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Musicians at the Shimogamo Shrine Yasubane Contest, in Kyoto

Musicians at the Shimogamo Shrine Yabusame Contest, in Kyoto

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Yabusane Organizers dressed in traditionnal costume, Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto

Yabusame Organizers dressed in traditional costume, Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto

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Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery practice

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Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery under a Gate

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Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery Arrows transfert

Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery Arrows transfer

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Yabusame Shimgamo Shrine in kyoto Archery

Yabusame Shimgamo Shrine in Kyoto Archery

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Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery fully extended horse legs

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Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery

Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine Kyoto Archery

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Reflexion of spectators in a glass Yabusame Shimogamo Shrine

Reflexive glass of Yabusame spectators at Shimogamo Shrine

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