When I was in Odawara, I had the good fortune to see a Yabusame competition. This was the first time I had seen this. Yabusame is Japanese archery while riding by on a horse. (click on the link above to read more about it and its history). I think it must be a very difficult thing to do. I was finding it difficult to take pictures of it, let alone do it! The archers rode by very fast, so I was late snapping the picture.
This is the "getting ready" area.
I took many pictures of the archers riding by, but sadly, these are the best of them.
After they had all gone through, the rode back slowly and retrieved their arrows.
This was a very interesting competition to see and I hope I get to see it again some day.