Explore Archery Bows, Crossbow, and more!

Explore related topics

Yabusame Matsuri by SergeBermudez, via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/serge_vision/4537211482/

Yabusame Matsuri by SergeBermudez

Japanese archery, Kyudo

I had to tie up my sleeves like this during an archery shoot last weekend :) I'm still working on my igote (I made it too small)

Kyudo - the Japanese art of archery. "When an archer is shooting for fun he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold he goes blind or sees two targets – he is out of his mind. His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting – and the need to win drains him of power." ~ Chuang Tzu

Kyudo - the Japanese art of archery. "When an archer is shooting for fun he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold he goes blind or sees two targets – he is out of his mind. His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting – and the need to win drains him of power." ~ Chuang Tzu

Japanese mounted archery, Yabusame 流鏑馬:

Traditional 'Yabusame' Mounted Archery in Japan. The rider drives their horse…

Setting an arrow. KYUDO, the modern Japanese martial art of archery.  Located : Sanju-sangen-do Temple, Higashiyama, Kyoto.  Jan 17, 2016.  Text and photography by Teruhide Tomori on Flickr

The Kimono Gallery — Setting an arrow. KYUDO, the modern Japanese.

While most people equate the samurai with the katana, the yabusame knows that the true weapon of the samurai is the yumi, or bow. A master of the bow, both on foot and when mounted, the yabusame rains down death on the enemies of his lord, felling them long before ever they get close enough to draw their swords.

A Yabusame (Horseback archery) rider.

Japanese archery -kyudo-: photo by hugo_b, via Flickr

Japanese archery -kyudo-: photo by hugo_b.

Yabusame

Yabusame onna bugeisha at Meiji Shrine, Japan - (Female samurai archer)

Japanese art of archery - kyudo. I would love to study this someday. Photo by JOSS from Honolulu Magazine.:

Kyudo!

Japanese art of archery - kyudo. I would love to study this someday. Photo by JOSS from Honolulu Magazine.

Photo from Women Only Archery Competition in Japan | maxre

Sound of silence - photo ultratangerine: Women Warriors series by maxre A women only archery competition in North Japan.

Pinterest
Search