Kyoto - Yabusame Shinji at the Shimogamo Jinja Shrine

Once a year on the 3rd of May, the Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto hosts a display of Yabusame – or Japanese mounted archery. In order to be able to take photos, we preferred to attend the rehearsal that took place the day before.  Sure, we didn’t get to see these archers shot at all three targets at full speed, but what we saw was very impressive, and it was much easier to take ohtoos as the place was not crowded at all.