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Diamond Route Japan 2018 : History - Feel the Real Samurai Spirit(2:19)
..Just seven years passed after the northeastern area of Japan was attacked by giant earthquake.
Because the nuclear power plant was destroyed by a tsunami, Fukushima is famous.Fukushima is also famous as the last hard-fought battle of the Meiji Restoration 150 years ago (1868) .This is the unique video advertising a tradition of Fukushima where produced strong Samurais in old days.
"Discover the Diamond Route. History, culture, nature, food, outdoor sports - the three prefectures of Fukushima, Tochigi and Ibaraki are full of sparkling treasures, to give you the experience of a lifetime in the heart of Japan."
View from Above- Japan (3:32) Kancho's familiar favorite places
As a Japanese sightseeing spot, only Kyoto and Tokyo are famous.But the leading role of this video is Hakone-jinja which is the my neighborhood shrine. (However, it is two hours by car from my home.It is in Hakone national park having Mount Fuji and the big lake (Lake Ashinoko).)This Shinto shrine is the place where my wife and me had the wedding ceremony, and it is in the prefecture where we live.Other locations are only the places where I have been to, too.For such a reason, I want to introduce this video as my (Kancho Omoto) familiar favorite place.
My favorite video clip for the introduction of Japan. "My JAPAN - Where tradition meets the future "This movie vividly portrays the traditional, modern and natural attractions of Tokyo, Kyoto and other locations throughout Japan from a unique perspective.(3;01)
Yabusame is Japanese horseback archery, a tradition that goes back well over 1000 years. The first samurai referred to their profession as "The Way of the Horse and Bow" - the sword as a principle weapon coming much much later.

Performed at Kamigamo Shrine in October, Kasagake Archery is one of the three original styles of archery performed for the entertainment of shrine deities in Japan. The nature of the shooting at this event harkens back to the practice drills performed by archers in the days of Japan’s warring period, recreated today as part of a religious offering. This ritual is performed by participants from the Takeda-ryu school of mounted archery, which has a long and interesting history. As opposed to the more commonly performed yabusame ritual where the archers shoot only at one fixed target, the archers at this event take aim at five targets- three at shoulder-height and two closer to the ground to simulate more realistic military maneuvers on the battlefield. Scores and hits are announced after each run, and riders with the highest score advance to the second round, where the targets shrink in size until a winner is crowned. Watching the riders race down the trail while drawing back their arrows before letting them fly was exhilarating, especially when they found their mark! Take a look for yourself and marvel at the beauty of the horses and riders at Kamigamo Shrine’s Kasagake Shinji!
VariousYabusame are seen in various places of Japan in the season of the festival.(2:09)
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