Asakusa Yabusame


When: 16/04/16: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Sumida Park, 7-1-22 Asakusa

Every third Saturday in April, highly trained professionals practice the art of yabusame – horseback archery. Similar to medieval jousting, the discipline has been practiced since the 12th century. Arrive at Sumida Park (close to Asakusa Station) early to secure a spot. Roads around the park will be blocked off. It’s recommended to mind the horses, keep noise to a minimum, and keep your eyes peeled as you watch riders in traditional dress take aim at targets while racing down the street.

Asakusa Yabusame

How much: Free

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Image: Takashi Hososhima/Flickr, used under CC

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