I visited Sumida Park, Asakusa, Tokyo to watch Yabusame performance. In a nutshell, Yabusame is a traditional mounted archery in Japan. It used be a practical battle method for samurai. There are no samurai these days but Yabusame still remains as a performance of special occasions. Actually this is the first time to watch Yabusame in person, and I found it really cool! I also enjoy taking a panning shots of them.


[ Nikon D4, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, 78mm, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO100, Lightroom 4.4 ]

Image published by Takashi(aes256) on 2013-04-20 08:26:09 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , Nikon D4 , Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II , Tokyo , Panning , Japan , Archery , Asakusa , Sumida Park , Yabusame , Hourse , Mounted archery , 東京 , 流し撮り , 弓 , 浅草 , 隅田公園 , やぶさめ , 流鏑馬 , 馬 , 騎馬 , 台東区 , 東京都 , 日本

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