Moro no Yabusame Matsuri 毛呂の流鏑馬祭 Saitama (Nov.)
Moro no Yabusame Matsuri is held in spring and autumn at Izumoiwai Shrine. The horseback archery performed is not that of a school of martial arts, but a style passed down through the region as a matsuri. In the autumn yabusame, youths of around fifteen years of age are chosen to be the archers, and repeatedly perform purification rites before the day of the matsuri. The youth shoot the arrow and pray for peace in the region.
Izumoiwai Jinja, Moroyama-machi, Iruma-gun, Saitama
Get off at Moro station on the JR Hachiko line. Approx. 5 min. walk.
Get off at Higashi-moro station on the Tobu Railway Ogose line. Approx. 10 min. walk.
Approx. 20 min. after exiting the Kan-Etsu Expressway at the Sakado-Nishi Smart interchange.
Approx. 30 min. after exiting Ken-O Road at the Sayama-hidaka interchange.