• Short Summary

    A SPECIAL FORM OF ARCHERY 13 CENTURIES OLD WAS SEEN IN TOKYO THIS WEEK AT THE YABUSAME FESTIVAL.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CROWD ENTERS SHRINE GROUND. (2 SHOTS).
    0.09

    2.
    SV CROWD PRAYING (2 SHOTS).
    0.16

    3.
    SV MORE PEOPLE ENTERING.
    0.20

    4.
    GV ARCHERS RIDING ONTO FIELD.
    0.27

    5.
    CU RIDER.
    0.29

    6.
    SV SPECTATORS.
    0.35

    7.
    CU ANOTHER RIDER (TILT DOWN TO) HORSE.
    0.44

    8.
    SV DRUMMER.
    0.45

    9.
    SV FIRST ARCHER RIDES TO TARGET.
    0.49

    10.
    SV SPECTATORS.
    0.51

    11.
    LV ANOTHER ARCHER.
    0.54

    12.
    SCU ARROW HITS TARGET.
    0.55

    13.
    SV MAN BEATS DRUM.
    0.56

    14.
    LV SPECTATORS PAN TO JUDO EXPERTS.
    1.06

    15.
    SV SPECTATORS.
    1.09

    16.
    SCU JUDO CONTEST.
    1.19



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A SPECIAL FORM OF ARCHERY 13 CENTURIES OLD WAS SEEN IN TOKYO THIS WEEK AT THE YABUSAME FESTIVAL. THOUSANDS OF JAPANESE GATHERED AT THE MEIJI SHRINE TO WATCH THE ANNUAL EVENT, STAGED BY SAMURAI ARCHERS.

    YABUSAME -- OR SHOOTING FROM A RUNNING HORSE -- CAN ONLY BE SEEN THESE DAYS AT THE MEIJI AND KAMAKURA SHRINES. IT'S A FORM OF ARCHERY FIRST PRACTISED BY THE JAPANESE EMPEROR TEMMU IN THE SEVENTH CENTURY. LATER ADOPTED BY ONE OF THE TWO LEADING MILITARY FAMILIES, IT BECAME AN ANNUAL EVENT IN 1266. . .

    THE COURSE, SET BY TRADITION AT 119 YARDS, WAS RIDDEN OVER AT SPEED BY FIVE SAMURAI ARCHERS. APPROACHING THE END OF THE COURSE, THE LET LOOSE THEIR ARROWS AT THREE TARGETS; EACH TWO FOOT SQUARE AND MOUNTED ON A FOUR-FOOT POLE.

    THEN FOLLOWED A DISPLAY OF ANOTHER KIND OF SPORT TYPICALLY JAPANESE. TAKING THE CENTRE OF THE FIELD, TWO JUDO EXPERTS THRILLED THE CROWD WITH A FAST-MOVING CONTEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAECKYH4LXW7O3YZ8XOF3ELXRDN
    Media URN:
    VLVAECKYH4LXW7O3YZ8XOF3ELXRDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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