To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, an event was held in New Delhi, the capital of India, where traditional Japanese yabusame and traditional Indian horsemanship were presented. rice field.
This event was held in New Delhi, the capital city of India, on the 18th by the Japanese Embassy in India, and about 800 people, including local Indians and Japanese living in India, gathered at the venue.
First, the Japanese traditional Yabusame was performed, and members of the Ogasawara-ryu school, which has been around since the Kamakura period, rode horses in costumes and ran through a 300-meter course at once, shooting arrows at targets.
The audience applauded when the Japanese archers hit their target.
In response, the Indian side performed the traditional equestrian art of "tent pegging," and the Indian soldiers on horseback poked targets on the course with spears, to great cheers.
An Indian woman in her 50s said, "It was my first time seeing a bush shark, and it was amazing. I think it deepened the friendship between our two countries."
Ambassador Hiroshi Suzuki of the Japanese Embassy in India said, "It is necessary for Japan, which will chair the G7 next year, and India, which will chair the G20, to work closely together to address various global issues. This event will be held next year. I think it was a big impetus for the future," he said.