Fun Link Friday: “Yabusame: The Japanese Art of Horseback Archery”

Image courtesy of Kristi at A Modern Girl. Used with permission.

Image courtesy of Kristi at A Modern Girl. Used with permission.

Perhaps you think that Mononoke-hime‘s Ashitaka looked particularly cool firing arrows from atop his elk, or perhaps you love playing the Gerudo Valley horseback archery game in Ocarina of Time. If so, you’re in luck: today’s fun link is Yabusame: The Japanese Art of Horseback Archery” on A Modern Girl. Kristi discusses the history and modern practice of this martial art, including photos, video, and a recap of a recent yabusame event held in Tokyo.

Enjoy, and good luck getting the Gerudo Valley theme out of your head!

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