In Photos: Mounted archery ritual held to pray for safety of Kyoto festival



In Photos: Mounted archery ritual held to pray for safety of Kyoto festival – The Mainichi





































































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An archer releases an arrow during the “yabusame” mounted archery ritual in the tree-lined precincts of Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto’s Sakyo Ward, on May 3, 2022. (Mainichi / Kazuki Yamazaki)

  • An archer releases an arrow during the

  • An archer hits a target with an arrow during the

  • An archer releases an arrow during the

  • An archer hits a target with an arrow during the

  • Spectators watch the

  • An archer looks relieved after hitting the target with an arrow during the

  • A man gives a signal with a fan during the

  • A woman holding a cedarwood target takes part in the

  • An archer releases an arrow during the

  • People including an archer are seen during the

  • A horse's legs with wraps in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag are seen during the

  • Archers are seen on horses during the


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