Yabusame

These were taken at the practice for the yabusame, horseback archery, on the day before the main Autumn festival at the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Yabusame is quite a spectacular display of horseback skill – the object is to hit a small target while riding past at speed. Though, unfortunately, I couldn’t get any good action shots!

The start:

The judges:

The result:

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