Monday, May 4, 2009
More brocade cowboys
Posted by C A R I N at 7:55 AM No comments:
Brocade cowboys, Shimogamo shrine
one of my all time favorite festivals here is part of aoi matsuri,shimogamo shrine. they have dashing men in silken robes and lacquer hats doing archery while racing on horseback. we've dubbed them the brocade cowboys. the races date back to the heian period as do the robes.swoon.
Posted by C A R I N at 7:25 AM No comments:
Labels: archery, brocade cowboys, kyoto, shimogamo
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