Before the beginning of the Yabusame competition, the archers, the judges and their assistants parade along the track in front of the spectators.

For every figure there is a specific clothing that is a perfect reproduction of the original: the materials, the shape and the decorations of each dress date back to the Kamakura period. Attending the parade is like jumping back in time of nearly 800 years.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR
Focal lenght: 135mm
Shutter time: 1/500 s
Aperture: F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

This shot belongs to the award-winning series in the PX3 Prix de la photographie 2014 edition: “Yabusame” – Bronze medal – Category Press/Performing arts

 

You can find the full blog post about the japanese traditional horse mounted archery at the following page: Yabusame, the japanese horse mounted archery

 

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