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His Excellency Mr. Freddy Svane served Yabusame ritual as the marshal on 2nd Oct.

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Sukeisha-taisai (Worshippers’ Association “Enju no Kai”) and Yabusame were held on 2nd October. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu invited his excellency Mr. Freddy Svane of Royal Danish Embassy in Japan, to play the role of “Grand Marshal” of the horseback archery.

 

 

 

 

 

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As a part of intercultural activities of Enju no Kai, many foreign diplomats and oversea students were also invited to Yabusame. This year, 7 children from the embassy of India, Canada, Denmark, the UK 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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