Jidai Matsuri: history and tradition of Japan at the festival of the ages

In Kyoto, during one of the most important festivals of the country, the history of Japan comes back to life: prepare to meet samurai, daimyo, shogun, princesses, priests and many others historical figures at the Jidai Matsuri.

Yabusame, the japanese horse mounted archery

Japan is a country with a strong cultural and historical identity. Some of the ways japanese keep their traditions alive is with “matsuri” (festivals), ceremonies and by organizing special competitions. Amongst them there is the Yabusame.

Yabusame is the japanese traditional mounted archery: it’s a ceremony in which archers shoot three arrows at three different wooden targets, while standing on a galloping horse. It’s a difficult competition that requires a great balance, concentration and years of practice.

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