When Horse, Rider and Bow Become One

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on November 27, 2023 Available until November 27, 2024

Performed at Shinto shrines, Yabusame is a ritual in which an archer on horseback shoots arrows at targets. Australian Michael No was so impressed by Yabusame that he moved to Japan to learn it. Now with ten years of experience under his belt, he's going to open the ceremony at the famous Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Tochigi Prefecture. Will his arrows strike true? Join us to find out! We also meet Tantely Rasoanjanahary from Madagascar who works at a food-processing machinery manufacturer in Higashihiroshima.

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