In pictures: The pageantry of horseback archery

Culture Apr 18, 2016

In pictures: The pageantry of horseback archery

Yabusame — traditional archer on horseback — started in the Kamakura Period (1185–1333) as a way to appease the gods for prosperity and hone the Zen-like focus of samurai warriors. The eventual arrival of firearms eventually to the decline of archery as a military necessity, ...