• Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2023

  • Language(s):

    German, English, French

  • Rights:

    TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

Yabusame is the name of the Japanese art of archery from the back of a galloping horse. It is the only samurai tradition that has survived unchanged for the last 1,000 years. Mounted archery events have been taking place since the 4th century. Since then, riding and archery techniques as well as the samurai ethos have been passed down from generation to generation in the country's yabusame schools. But recently, a revolution has been raging in male-dominated Japan. In the magnificent Towada National Park, Ayuka Kamimura is working to revolutionise Yabusame. The charismatic 45-year-old is Japan's first female Yabusame sport shooter. She has opened up the world of mounted archery to women. Kamimura's women's yabusame competition takes place every year at the cherry blossom.