Yabusame Horseback Archery at Kawagoe | Nov. 16. 2019

Yabusame is the art of shooting arrows on horseback, performed as a traditional ceremony that derives from horse riding exercises for Samurai warriors.


Kawagoe Yabusame
河越流鏑馬

November 16th(Sat) 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00

Location: Kawagoekan Historical Park 河越館跡史跡公園, Kawagoe city, Saitama prefecture

This event is held at Kawagoekan Historical Park, located in Kawagoe city famous for the Kawagoe historic site.

Information by Kawagoe City (Japanese webpage)
https://www.city.kawagoe.saitama.jp/kosodatekyoiku/kyoikuinkai/rekishi/oshirase/bunkazaiyabusame.html

YouTube by Satoshi H http://youtu.be/A85aVYIX52s

Schedule
12:00-13:00 Traditional Dance Performance
13:00-13:30 Opening Performance
13:30-15:30 Yabusame Horseback Archery
15:30-16:00 Horse Riding Experience
*The schedule may vary depending on the situation

Related website | Koedo Kawagoe
http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/

Getting there from Tokyo
From Ikebukuro Station on the Tobu Railway, take the Tobu Tojo-sen Line (Express) bound for Kawagoe, then get off Kasumigaseki station 霞ヶ関駅. (Travel time 36 min).
Kasumigaseki Sta. is one stop ahead of Kawagoe Sta. on the Tobu Tojo-sen Line
About 15-min walk from Kasumigaseki station.

Google Maps :
http://goo.gl/maps/BTLbx

Related information
Stay in 'Little Edo' Kawagoe and Experience the Way of Life in a Castle Town https://www.digi-joho.com/bsc/saitama-kawagoe-old-house-stay.html

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