The leaves may not be turning until November, but Kumamoto likes to kick off the autumn early with the five-day fall festival at the city’s Fujisaki Hachiman Shrine. While the weather may still be a tad on the warm side, who doesn’t love dancing, drumming and … drunken horses???
I mentioned yabusame (archery on horseback) the other week in my post on Culture Day, but it’s a topic that definitely deserves its own post. I’d never had the chance to witness yabusame until this past October at the Kumamoto Castle autumn festival but I can now say with authority that it is very, very cool.