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Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)

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“Yabusame” riding a running horseback and shooting arrows will be held at Sumida Park

“Yabusame” (Horseback archery) which was held as a New Year event of Asakusa Shrine in the Edo period was revived and is now held in Sumida Park.

The archer wears a hunting clothes and shoots the arrows while riding on the running horse is brave and powerful.

In addition, another place in the park “Kusajishi” (Grass deer archery ceremony) will be held. Kusajishi is held to reenact the old-time archery training to aim at deer-shaped targets made of grass.

Details

Event Name Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)
Venue 【Yabusame】Sumida Park Special Site (near Kototoi Bridge)
【Kusajishi】Sumida Park Sanyabori Square
Dates April 15, 2017
Note “Yabusame” venue is expected to be very crowded, regulations and restrictions on admission may be made.
If you purchase an viewing ticket in advance, you can see “Yabusame” nearby.
For details of advance tickets please call (03-5246-1447).
Open Hours 【Yabusame】 13:00 – 14:30
【Kusajishi】 11:45 – 12:45
Admission 【Yabusame】 Bleachers 1 seat 3,000 yen *advance tickets
【Kusajishi】 viewing free
Address 2-1-13 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5246-1447
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