Kamigamo Shrine

The Kasagake Ceremony

Kasagake is an ancient Japanese archery event that appears in the Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan). There are two types of kasagake: tokasagake, in which the archer shoots at a 40-centimeter square target about 5 meters away from the horse, and kokasagake, in which the archer shoots at a 10-centimeter square target set up low on the ground. Female archers also ride on horseback. There will be seats for spectators and English commentary will be provided.

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