This is a reenactment of the ancient Japanese tradition of “Yabusame” or horseback archery. Visitors can enjoy a wonderful demonstration of the unity between horse and rider, and experience “Samurai culture” throughout the day in an event offering visitors the opportunity to watch, experience and learn. Seeing a now rare Washuba native Japanese horse galloping offers visitors the priceless experience of contact with the culture of that era.
On site offerings include Yabusame demonstrations, horseback martial arts,
Iai-battojutsu (“the art of drawing a sword”), Shihan-mato (archery from a sitting position), dance, Taiko drumming, Bon-odori dancing, Ohayashi traditional festival music, open-air tea-ceremony,pony petting and horse rides.
This is NPO Busyuunoyoriai’s fifth year in operation. The group has been active as a Hachioji Yabusame organization since 2015 and was registered as an NPO last year. As well as Yabusame, the organization also works to promote the local Shitahara school of sword-making.
Vice chairman &Secretariat
482-13 Nibukata-mati Hachiouji-shi Tokyo 193-0822
3506 Katakura-mati, Hachiouji-shi, Tokyo