Posted by: Ryoko
Yabusame, or the horseback archery that takes place in Asakusa,
has a very long history, and it is held annually in April.
During the Edo era, it was held every year on January 5
as one of the New Year's special events at Asakusa Shrine.
This event has been described in detail in such historic documents
as Sensoji-shi (A History of Sensoji Temple) and
Toto-saijiki (The Chronicle of the East Capital).
Today, Asakusa Yabusame follows the traditional style recreated with
the cooperation of the head of the Ogasawara School of Archery and Horsemanship,
and it’s held at Sumida Park at 10 am.
Don't miss it!!
Posted by: ryoko (April 15, 2010 9:15 PM)