Legends Of Bow+Arrow. Shiro’s Slide–show.

Archery, oft referred to in Japan as Kyudo is the modern application and tradition of the Ancient Way of the Bow+Arrow. Several Legends and feats retold. Slide-show and overview of the Modern Way too. Shiro targets… and tips his… hat to this historical Weapon form. Gif shots also.

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Archery, oft referred to in Japan as Kyudo is the modern application and tradition of the Ancient Way of the Bow+Arrow. Several of Our World Legends and feats retold. Slide-show and overview of the Modern Way too. Shiro targets… and tips his… hat to this historical Weapon form. Gif shots also. PhotoCredit/Thanks kyudo.com

 

BOW, ARROW, WIND ACCOUNTED FOR… AM I ON TARGET.?. WIND… AND KUNOICHI… gifcredit/thanks:taringa

 

ARCHERY, oft referred to in JAPAN as KYUDO or KYUJUTSU; (click)

is the modern application and TRADITION of  THE WAY OF THE BOW + ARROW (click).

 

A MASTER BOW MAKER… PLIES HIS ART… HANDS ON… AND FEET ON TOO. LEGEND. photocredit/thanks:bbsvoc

 

In JAPAN, the ARCHERS Weapon of choice is-

 

YUMI ( 弓 ) = the BOW.

+

YA ( 矢 ) = the ARROW.

 

 

ALL…

now a part of,.. Our World

 LEGENDS

 OF BOW + ARROW.

 

SAMURAI ARMOR, WEAPONS + co… incl ARROWS+BOW. photocredit/thanks:liveauction

 

In JAPAN of Old,..

as with many other MARTIAL WEAPONRY, it was the RULING class of SAMURAI that formalised the BOW ARTS OF WAR- usually termed KYUJUTSU; into the more SPORTIFIED approach of KYUDO (click).

 

The JAPANESE NATION itself btw,..(click)

was oft referred to as ‘ the PEOPLE OF THE BOW ‘…

both types (click).

 

photocredit/thanks:archives/gettyimages

 SO THE LEGENDS SAY,..

The LEGENDS of this WAY

tell of targets being hit from across battle-fields, harbors,

hidden by clouds or castle walls;

by day or by night…

 

as well as such as two soldiers,..

killed by,.. just one lone ARROW in it’s flight.

 

ARROW… STRAIGHT AS… STRAIGHT AND TRUE… sort of indeed. gifcredit/thanks:taringa

 

Targeting Shields, the ARROWS gone straight thru

or sending Signals that saved precious lives,..

 

somewhere and somehow,.. the arrow bolt

stayed straight as,..

 

and stayed ARROW true.

 

TOKUGAWA CASTLE, EDO… Japan. photocredit/thanks:elteprompthu

 

Fleeing… and flying ROYAL PET BIRDS too,..

even on this,

the ARROWwas on Target.

 

Impressive shot indeed,..

non-lethal, straight as, another ARROW true.

 

 

Bringing the pet down and home safe-

twas blunted this well-aimed ARCHER’s ARROW,..

no point making a point…

with this fly-a-way jailed-bird.

 

of course, that’s ALL true.

STRAIGHT AS,

 

So these LEGENDS SAY…

about this… the ARCHER’s-

 

BOW + ARROW WAY.

 

 ARROW… AVALANCHE.?.

LEGENDS too, of incredible ARCHER’s endurance, stamina and will:

 

In 1686… for example;

KYOTO’s SANJUSANGEN-DO ( The HALL OF 33 PILLAR SPANS ) saw

ARCHER WADA DAIHACHI unleash over 8100 ARROWS

 

in just one day.

Distance from WADA’s TARGET…

app. 115 mtrs… so the LEGENDS do say.

 

QUIK RELEASE ARROWS.?. HERE’s HOW. gifcredit/thanks:senorgif

 

Later too…

on another such JAPANESE day.

 

This one,.. mid MAY,..

1852…

elsewhere it seems, on this day-

 

 

at the respective HALL IN EDO…

saw a great bout, of  fine ARROW play-

saw such arrowed and aimed concentration,

targeted focus indeed too.

 

When ARCHER in-service,.. TSURUTA MASATOKI

flew down briskly,

a touch over 10000…

 

the same WAY.

 

THIS TARGET IS… TARGETED INDEED. ARROW EVIDENCE… THEREIN.

 CONTINUING THE WAY

The disciplined Japanese approach to such a MARTIAL ART, ensures such as the KYUDO Tradition continues to highlight all the various and particular actions required to perform and target appropriately.

Akin to other MARTIAL WAY’s use of KATA, (click)

 

KYUJUTSU,.. KYUDO… THE TRADITION OF THE WAY OF THE BOW… TARGETED AND CONTINUED. LEGEND. photocredit/thanks:kyudo

 

each movement,

of BOW,.. ARROW and ARCHER:

 

…reflects a functional systematic way, of achieving the precise and smooth coordination to fulfill…

 THE WAY OF THE BOW.

 

THE ZEN OF THE WAY OF THE BOW. gifcredit/thanks:tenor

 

∗ THE STANCE : ASHIBUMI

∗ PREP AND BREATHING : DOZUKURI

∗ NOTCHING THE ARROW : YUGAME

∗ RAISE BOW AND DRAW : UCHIOKOSHI

∗ SETTLE AND DRAW : HIKIWAKE

∗ FINISH FULL DRAW AND TARGETING : KAI

∗ ARROW RELEASE : HANARE

∗ FINAL POSTURE : ZANSHIN

 

photocredit/thanks:archives/gettyimages

 

photocredit/thanks:archives/gettyimages

NJOY…

 SHIRO’s SLIDE–SHOW.

 

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SHINOBI… BLADE/HEART.

 

 THE WAY OF THE BOW.

 

FOR A CLOSER LEGENDARY LOOK AT THE SOUND OF MUSIC (click)…

or here (click) TO LEARN HOW TO WALK ON WATER… NINJA STYLE

or then again…

 

AIM,.. TARGET  + HEAD UP FOR ANOTHER LONG LINGERING

LOOK AT THE SITE’s BOW + ARROW LEGENDS.

STRAIGHT AS.

 

gifcredit/thanks:freepatents

 

TILL NEXT… TAKE CARE.

NINPO IKKAN.

 

ARROW… STRAIGHT AS. photocredit/thanks:yoors

 

 

 

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