Dakyu

Dakyu is an equestrian ball-and-goal team game which has been played in Japan for over a thousand years. It is like a mounted form of lacrosse, with the players carrying a metal pole with a net at the end with which they catch the ball and throw it into the opposing goal which is a circle 61 cm in diameter.
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Dakyu

==History== Originally from China, dakyu was played in Japan as early as the Nara period. It remained popular amongst the aristocracy until the Kamakura period, when it gradually died out (the last recorded game being in 986). In the eighteenth century the game reappeared, largely due to support from Tokugawa Yoshimune. By this time it had evolved...
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