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harvestheart: Yumi - Japanese Bow and Arrow

The Yumi (Japanese Bow) is an asymmetrical longbow over two metres in height that is traditionally made of bamboo, wood and leather, while the Ya (arrows) of this period have bamboo shafts with eagle or hawk feather fletchings. Practiced for centuries as both a Gendai budo (Martial Art) and a form of Zen meditation, the sport of Kyudo is still widely studied throughout Japan.

Here for your browsing pleasure is an imposing photo of Long Time Dog. It was made in 1908 by Edward S. Curtis. The illustration documents the indian in a full-length portrait, standing, facing front, and wearing a headress, buckskin shirt, and leggings with brass bells. He is a holding a Bow and Arrows

Native American with bow arrow

Edo Archery: 19th century archery set, one bow missing.

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.