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Be A JAPANESE “SAMURAI”!:EXPERIENCE YABUSAME IN FUKUOKA

Yabusame is one of a Japanese traditional entertainment. Riding on a running horse back and shooting a bow. It looks like a Samurai. That sounds difficult but is elegant.
Fukuoka | 385-1 Ariyasu, Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 820-0111
(Updated on: May 21, 2017)

Be A JAPANESE “SAMURAI”!:EXPERIENCE YABUSAME IN FUKUOKA
Yabusame is one of the Japanese martial arts which appear on even 900 years old books. Big celebration, the birth of Shogun, festival ceremony, it was holding. It is courageous event where an archer on horseback aims a three targets lined in a row by shooting the bow and arrow from a horse running at full speed. Nowadays, Yabusame takes place at shrines nationwide as a Sinto ritual.
A bowman put a woven hat(Ayaigasa) on and wear a bracer and wrap a Mukabaki around waist. And also carrying a Ebira and Sword. This styli is from Samurai’s costume at hunting in Kamakura age and called Age-shouzoku. Yabusame is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts so that it require high formality and learning lots rules about that.
Bows used at Yabusame is called Kaburaya have four-barde and Kabura. Kabura is a hall shaped egg on the trip of bow. When a bowman shoot a bow, Kabura make a sound by cutting through the breeze. This sound used as sing of beginning of war.
Be A JAPANESE “SAMURAI”!:EXPERIENCE YABUSAME IN FUKUOKA
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Yabusame experience at Minto hose riding club. They work to inherit their Ogasawara-style, Japanese culture Yabusame.

TEL:0948-82-1615
HP:http://www.ogasawara-yabusame.com

★JR
5km from JR Tikuho-lien Iizuka station(10min by car)
4.5km from JR Gotoji-line Kamimo station(8min by car)

★Car
41km from Tenjin, Fukuoka city(1h)
37km from Fukuoka air port(50min)
[Yabusame experience course]
This course is for beginner at hose riding and Japanese archery. Doing lesson for bowing on wooden horse and if it goes well, you can try it on real hose.

During:1~2h
Price:10,000yen
[Yabusame experience riding ground course]
Add on the Yabusame experience course, there is riding running hose back on a riding ground. This courses require the horseback riding experience.

Both of two courses hold on Saturday, Sunday and national holiday.
Minimum pax:1

During:2~3h
Price:20,000
Bowing and hitting the target correctly on running hose back is exactly difficult but it is the real pleasure of Yabusame. This is wonderful Japanese culture.
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