Yabusame is a type of archery mounted in traditional Japanese archery. An archer on a running horse shot three consecutive special shots at three wooden targets. This archery style dates back to the beginning of the Kamakura period. Minamoto no Yoritomo panicked because of the lack of archery skills that the samurai had. He held yabusame as a form of practice.
Today, the best places to watch yabusame performances are at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū in Kamakura and Shimogamo Temple in Kyoto. It is also performed in Samukawa and on the beach at Zushi, as well as other locations.
The Japanese people have returned to prehistoric times – Joon period. The long, unique bow style is not asymmetrical with the center clamp under the Yayoi culture. Bows has become a symbol of power and power. The first legendary Emperor of Japan, Emperor Jimmu, is always portrayed with a bow.
The use of the bow was traced until about the 4th century when elite soldiers fought on horseback with bows and swords. In the 10th century, samurai will have archery gunfights on horseback. They will ride together and try to shoot at least three arrows.
These duels do not necessarily end with death, as long as the honor is satisfied. One of the most famous and famous events of the shooting in Japan occurred during the Genpei War, a struggle for power between the Minamoto and Taira patriarchs greatly influenced literature. Japanese culture, society and politics.
At the Battle of Yashima, Heike, defeated in battle, fled to Yashima and boarded their boat. They were attacked violently by Genji on horseback, but Genji was stopped by the sea. When Heike waited for the wind to be right, they produced a fan hanging from the mast as a target for any Genji archer who shot in a gesture of confrontation between enemies.
One of Genji’s samurai, Nasu no Yoichi, accepted the challenge. He rode his horse to the sea and shot the fans cleanly. Nasu has won many fame and his achievements are still held to this day.