The Yabusame archer, standing on his running horse, shoots the arrow.
The judges and thei assistant evaluate carefully the performance of the challenger. The archer is maintaining a correct posture and his balance is perfect. In this picture is possible to see the typical asymmetric shape of the Yumi longbow. Moreover, this archer is wearing a hat named “Ayahigasa”, different from the other one already seen in a previous shot. In this case the protection for the legs “Mukabaki” is not made of deer’s leather, but rather of decorated japanese silk.
You can find the full blog post about the japanese traditional horse mounted archery at the following page: Yabusame, the japanese horse mounted archery