Special tricks you can only find on the Kyudo Kai web site and nowhere else !
You like your bow, and you like traveling ... how to be sure your bow does not suffer from this ?
As everybody knows, the Japanese bow is asymetrical, and his curvature when unstringed is opposite to the one when stringed. It is very solid when curved the same direction than when putting the string, but delicate in the opposite direction.
In the bus, train, metro it may be better to keep the string on, so that the bow is shorter and stronger.
As it is a bit long to go to Japan by boat, you may choose to fly there, and for a few years you can not take your bow anymore in the cabin. If traveling with other kyudoka, it may be good to wrap several bows together, to make them stronger, and eventually to share the flight overprice if any (bows are more than 2m long, and maybe subject to special taxes). If traveling alone, and specially with a bamboo bow, you can purchase or create some special bamboo renforcements that you wrap to the extremities of the bow to make it stonger, and you wrap it into several layers of plastic-buble sheets. Another method is to build a box in which to place one or two bows, and eventually some arrows or find some other appropriate containers but be careful to the weight.
Here below some photos to explain bow packing for airplane transportation. First the fragile extremities of the bow are protected, wrapped with pieces of bamboo (found in Japan). The bow is then wrapped in his cloth and inserted into a pastic tube to improve resistance to crunching. The bow and arrow holder are wrapped together and wrapped into a double-layer plastic bubble paper. The extremities are again closed by smaller sheet of double-layer plastic bubble paper.
Yes, Japanese have humour too !
It is the name of a good fortune toy, made with a broken string, string which broke during a successful shooting where the arrow hit the mato.
no omamori: good fortune for pregnant woman
:the string that hit successfully ! (well, not only the string there ;-) )
Yes, it exists, here are the photos: The only gris-gris recommanded by the Kyudo Kai doctors
anzan no omamori: good fortune for pregnant woman
安産 の お守り
atari zuru :the string that hit successfully ! (well, not only the string there ;-) )
Yes, it exists, here are the photos:
The only gris-gris recommanded by the Kyudo Kai doctors