Archers take part in Yabusame festival, Kamakura, Japan.
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Yabusame festival is held in Kamakura, Japan.
Various shots magnificently dressed archers marching in procession. Various shots as they bow their heads at the purifying rites. C/U pan from foot to head of an archer. M/S as the flutter of a fan gives the signal for the archers to begin.
Various shots of archers, mounted on horses, galloping down a narrow lane and shooting arrows at three targets at the side of the lane as they pass. If they hit the target the Japanese believe that a good harvest will follow. Various shots spectators. M/S arrows being removed from targets.