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Moroyama Yabusame
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毛呂山町の出雲伊波比神社(いずもいわいじんじゃ)では、春(3月第2日曜日)と秋(11月3日)に流鏑馬が行われています。

秋の流鏑馬は、3つの当番区から3頭の祭馬が出て、流鏑馬が行われています。3頭の馬はそれぞれ一の馬、二の馬、三の馬と呼ばれ、一の馬が白で源氏を、二の馬が紫で藤原氏を、三の馬が赤で平氏をあらわしており、鎌倉武士の稽古、精進、合戦、凱旋という一連の生活のようすを表現しているといわれています。

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Uploaded: 24/11/2009
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