Date and Hours: Sunday October 16 from 13:00 to 15:00 (Tentative plan)
There will be a lecture on Kasagake and visit to the riding course in the morning. The meeting with the archers will be held after the performance.
Venue: Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kyoto
The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Japan Arts Council and Japan Equestrian Archery Association with the collaboration of Kamigamo-jinja.
Program: Kasagake Ritual at Kamigamo-jinja, lecture on Kasagake, visit to the riding course, meeting with the archers: live transmission of this Kasagake: DVD of the points of interest in this Kasagake performance. They will be given in Japanese as well as in English to propagate the enchantment of Kasagake in Japan as well as abroad.
Kasagake is one of the three traditional styles of shooting arrows while riding which is functional and requires more skill. Kasagake of Kamigamo-jinja has the history that 800 years ago, Gotoba jyoko performed Kasagake at the Shrine. Kasagake Ritual is an important traditional culture being the only one in Japan.
→ A scene from Kasageka Practice
The URL will be announced when the DVD of this presentation is ready
On YABUSAME WEBINAR held on Sunday, May 15, 2022
A yabusame archer from the Takeda School who is supported by the Japan Equestrian Archery Association presented at a webinar on yabusame for EngageAsia. EngageAsis is a U.S.-based NPO that introduces Asian culture to school teachers and educators in the United States. The webinar recording is here: https://vimeo.com/712389563 . This webinar is great for beginners as it provides an easy to understand introduction to yabusame. We hope you will watch it.