To pray for safety on the way to the Aoi Festival, the "Yabusame Shinji" was held on May 3, 2023 at Shimogamo Shrine in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. This year, for the first time in four years, it was held in front of a large number of spectators, and in the fresh greenery, 30,000 spectators (announced by the organizer) were fascinated by the lively performance of the horse and rider as one.

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