Yabusame is the mounted archery show performed by Japanese Samurai warriors. These shows are not only activities that demonstrate how Samurai overthrow their enemy, but were also worship-like ceremonies held to maintain public peace and quiet.

 

Documents indicate that Yabusame existed in Japan even 1400 years ago, and its official rules were determined by General Minamoto, who governed the Kamakura Region 800 years ago.

 

Yabusame was further developed in memory of the General, and participating in Yabusame became a point of honor, an important martial art and pride for the Samurai. Arrows that the Samurai kept on their shoulders since 1400 years became their most valuable items.