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The CEO of Portland Japanese Garden served Yabusame ritual as the marshal on 4th Oct.


Mr. Bloom participated as Grand Marshal

Foreign children assisted Yabusame ceremony

Sukeisha-taisai (Worshippers’ Association “Enju no Kai”) and Yabusame were held on 4th October.

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu invited Mr. Bloom, the CEO of Portland Japanese Garden, to play the role of “Grand Marshal” of the horseback archery. As a part of intercultural activities of Enju no Kai, about 50 foreign diplomats and 80 oversea students were also invited to Yabusame.

This year, 5 children from the embassy of India, Canada, and the US also participated as assistants in the horseback archery with Japanese children. They enjoyed this historical event and deepened their understanding of Japanese culture and tradition.

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