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How to Train Like a Samurai, An Ancient Samurai Ritual Of Yabusame!!

For the past 850 years, the Ogasawara family has been teaching the ancient samurai ritual of yabusame—a style of combat involving archery on horseback.

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Kiyomoto Ogasawara is the 32nd generation of the Ogasawara clan to share his knowledge at the school, which currently has about 700 students.

By day, Kiyomoto has a demanding career in medicine, but he still finds time to serve as headmaster of the school.

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For him, there is great satisfaction in providing a place for Japanese people to learn about their cultural identity.