On May 3th and 4th,in my neighborhood's shrine will hold its annual festival.Their main attraction is the horse riding by the children from primary school and secondary school.

The children will perform the stunts by riding the horses with their hands stretch out without holding to the reins of the horse.This performance required alot of training and courage,and it is also very dangerous as the horse will be running at a high speed.

This horse riding performance was praticed a long time ago,as they are a regular sports in old Japan's time.Before they also do the archery while riding the horse too.Here I would like to share a few photos with you all.Hope you like them.



9 comments:

TINTIN said...

wow,..looks interesting lei..I never experience any festival in Japan apart from the drum festival last time when I visit Tokyo. I only have a very short trip to Tokyo and Hokkaido last time. Wish I can go again in future ^.^

jepunlauee said...

ya,Japan have many shrines nad temple festivals,and they varies events to see,I like the best is the naked festival,near kacang place...they onli wear a white loin to cover that "place"nia..hehe..
maybe can ask kacang to post those fesival photos for us,hor?kekeke...

amy cheah said...

wow !! they are (the jockey) so brave ...

JLE, thanks for sharing Jap's festival & tradition to us.

jepunlauee said...

You are welcome,Amy..glad you like them..hehe..

constance said...

so interesting.. i enjoy yr posts about japan traditions and stuff. did u also had to make handmade stuff for yr girl in kindy like jipunabor?

so scary, for ppl like me who cannot handle needles one...kekeke

Kikey said...

wow, very interesting!! :)

jepunlauee said...

Reply to Constance: Yes..all mothers in Japan have to make those handstuff la,but I sudah pass those stage lioa,kekekeke..

sting said...

I had always wanted to view these festivals when i was there but didn't find any.. wow, the kids are so brave ya..

Sue said...

Interesting..so many festival..