Yumi (弓?) is the Japanese term for bows, and includes the longer daikyū (大弓?) and the shorter hankyū (半弓?) used in the practice of kyūdō, or Japanese archery. The yumi was an important weapon of the samurai warrior during the feudal period of Japan Yumi is also a Japanese name
Kyudo or Kyūdō (弓道) ("way of the bow") is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō); kyudo practitioners are referred to as kyudoka (弓道家). Kyudo is based on kyūjutsu (art of archery), which originated with the samurai class of feudal Japan.