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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 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).

 

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 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

 

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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.

 

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TILL NEXT… TAKE CARE.

NINPO IKKAN.

 

ARROW… STRAIGHT AS. photocredit/thanks:yoors

 

 

 

Crystal Clear Collection.

Quartz crystals oft provide a… clear view. One of Nature’s sublime gifts are the gems and minerals of the Earth. Colors, shapes and sizes mix and swirl in natural forces and substances. Eye-catching… somewhat alluring… occasionally Legendary, such have become an integral part of Society. Used in tech. and fashion also-the Slide-show herein provides a crystal clear view-50+ of the ol’ fav. Crystal Ball. Shiro also has a go at Scrying, the art of crystal ball gazing. What he found… went… well indeed. photocredit/thanks:oroskopostv

 

A GIFT OF NATURE… TO SHIRO… CLICK PHOTO TO SEE AND READ MORE…

 



SLIDE–SHOW and ARTICLE SHIRO STYLE.

 

 

CRYSTAL CLEAR GIFTS OF NATURE.

SOME 5O+.

 

JUST LIKE Shiro.

NJOY. SIMPLE.

 

START AT and STAND OUT from the crowd,.. and be

WELCOME… WELCOME TO START.

 

THE SITE DATABASE OF…

A

 CRYSTAL CLEAR 

 COLLECTION. 

 

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 CRYSTAL CLEAR 

 CLARIFICATIONS  + 

 CONUNDRUMS. 

Though many indeed are of natures bounty,..

the CRYSTAL is of a particular beauty.

 

CLEAR AS… CRYSTAL. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

The natural forces, processes and ingredients combine in spectacular fashion. (click)

With Societal uses ranging from cosmetic to hi-technology, they are a consistent requirement. (click)

 

Science indeed has also explored the conundrum of CRYSTAL clear

mineral,.. water,..  snow and so forth. (click) (click)

 

 

WAS PYRAMID POWER… PIEZO CRYSTAL POWER.?. photocredit/thanks:docplayerru

 

photocredit/thanks:thepinsta …ANCIENT PLACES, CIVILISATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE… LEGENDS OF ANCIENT EGYPT RELATE TALES AND EXCERPTS FROM HISTORY… Our World Legends say the PYRAMID CAPSTONE AND INNER CAUSEWAY NICHES WERE SAID TO BE CRYSTAL OR SIMILAR… CRYSTALLINE PERHAPS BEST TRANSLATION.?. … CLICK PHOTO a CRYSTAL Clear LEGENDS LOOK…

 

 PIEZO POWER

A recent article on this site took a look into CRYSTAL LEGENDs, Ancient Egypt and the Science of piezo-electricity,.. finding uses within civilisations and ages long gone by.

Such research led to many photos submitted within this site INTEL.

Thanks to ALL.

Thus the need for SHIRO’s SLIDE-SHOW herein…

 

meanwhile…

SHIRO TAKES A CAUTIOUS PEEK INTO

 CRYSTAL BALL GAZING…

 The ART of SCRYING. 

 

WHAT DOES SHIRO SEE.?.

 

SCRYING using the CRYSTAL BALL is a long held Tradition, though other mediums such as Mirrors, Water/Oil Bowls and various Religious type icons have been utilised. (click)

Basically… gaze and await… visions. (click)

Tracking this Skill historically ensures most Societies would have to be included. Online Experts admit links to a variety of Religions and those Spiritually inclined. (click)

The LEGENDS include Ancient Persia and Egypt, the Celts, the Greeks,.. Nostradamus and so on.

 NO TRY…

 JUST SCRY SHE SAID.

Akin it seems to ‘ Meditating on an object ‘,..

become the ‘ observer/watcher ‘ .

The process involves NOT letting your imagination create images…

but rather, letting the images be created ON your imagination.

 

SIT… WAIT… LOOK… OBSERVE ONLY.

NO TRY… JUST SCRY.

 

JUST LOOK… NO THINK… NO THING… OBSERVE ONLY. WATCHER BE.

 SCRYING SHIRO 

 SEES…

PLEASE HOVER/READ PICS TO SEE…

WHAT SHIRO SAW.

 

A LIL WHILE IN… perhaps 15 mins… took several mins tho to get my position right… so shiro was not seeing shiro… per se. A circle or circular object appeared/arrived. I let the background ‘ fill in ‘ in order to try to get better definition… basically ignoring the circle… so wouldn’t focus on it and turn it into a face… or the moon etc.

 

No… did not then see a light-bulb… but did have the impression that there was a ‘ FLASH OF BLUE ‘ … quick indeed… the circle… (or me.?. ) then changed/morphed into another position… or shape… not sure which it was.?. but circle was now looking…

 

Basically cylindrical now… and the BLUE-NESS was darkening still… tho still, the whole scene was ‘misty/murky’ in that i had to stay focused i felt… or have the image fade away… had to squint meditatively i guess… but the image stayed… so on i saw…

 

… SO… in Shiro dived… swimming and scrying indeed. Time elapsed,… approx. 27mins. Njoy YOUR plunge into the luminal imaginal… CRYSTAL CLEAR. LEGEND,.. THAT IS. Take care… till next… shiro.

 

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Till next…

 

Bring A Stick To A Sword–Fight.?. The Awesome Legend.

Legends from the Japanese Martial Ways with Wood. The STICK was one of our earliest WEAPONS. A rock was the other. So Our World LEGENDS say. This is the 1st part of a pair following in the footsteps of MUSASHI MIYAMOTO who finds his SWORD… missing… but he has a PLAN. His woodenly and… watery lesson is hard fought and earnt. Carving out a name for himself… awe-inspiring craft work applied herein indeed. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

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ARTICLE AND BONUS STICK SLIDE-SHOW.

LEGENDS from the WAY OF THE WOOD…

work their sticky way herein…via SHIRO.

 

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 BRING A STICK

 TO A SWORD--FIGHT.?.

 THE AWESOME LEGEND.

 

The STICK was one of our earliest WEAPONS.

A rock was the other.

So the LEGENDS say. LEGENDS of two, retold.

 

Relatively easy to find and use.

Either or both of them.

Most fit nicely in the hands too. Choice.

 

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 YOUR WEAPON OF CHOICE ?

…is WOOD !

 

 

We have also sportified the concept with bat and ball type games and more. Much of recent production of sport + rec. equipment involved WOOD in some manner.

Simple in action with subtle strengths.(click)

WOOD indeed, is a versatile and somewhat practical useful all-rounder material with a great many uses tag applied indeed.

Home tool/essential, sport equip and fire-starter item too. LEGEND.

 

 

However…

 

Would YOU though ?,…bring a STICK to a SWORD-FIGHT..?

 

LEGENDS of 2the AWESOME + the SMASHING are

retold herein over 2 articles, (click)

who did just that…

and started a trend.

 

LEGENDS from the WAY OF THE STICK.

Njoy.

 

JAPANESE OAK TREE; of KYOTO.

 

 THE AWESOME LEGEND

 or aka  HOW TO CARVE

  A WOODY WINNER.

 

Some time after the SMASHING LEGEND events…                                                                                                          SASUKE, the BOAT-MAN of SHIMONOSEKI had heard the rumors. There was little that happened in the MOUNTAINS of NAGATO and KAZASHI that bypassed his ears. His position as taxi and cargo carrier was prime for information. The figure slowly approaching his boat at 8 IN THE MORN seemed to confirm the dreaded News. A DUEL between two of JAPAN’s MASTER SWORDSMEN had supposedly been arranged. Passage required to FUNASHIMA..,SASUKE soon had the boat at speed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The tide was high and with the wind at his back, gladly informed his PASSENGER they would ARRIVE AROUND 10. Soon enough he turned back to his task.., almost chuckling at the strange ways of some folk. His PASSENGER had.., to pass the time SASUKE thought, asked to have a piece of WOOD from the boats spare/emergency pile… to do some CARVING. The MAN was going crazy, SASUKE thought too. CARVE.?. at a time like this.??.                                                                                                           SASUKE turned back to the figure sharply… TWO things were noticed… a largeish pile of WOODCHIPS lay in the boat’s bottom… and the MAN… HAD NO LONG SWORD …that he could see??? The PASSENGER was and had been almost nonchalant… were the rumors wrong.?. or… How could there be a DUEL then .?. has it already been done…or.?. SASUKE’s mind raced.                                                                                                           The WOODCHIP pile grew and stray pieces lightly whirled in the wind as the boat streamed into the inlet… The surging tidal water was blue and the bottom clear and visible as SASUKE responded quickly and slowed the boat whilst still some 50+ metres off-shore just as the PASSENGER, tying a HEADBAND, had asked… and coasted to a stop.                                                                                                           He turned…to see the PASSENGER… and WOOD-CARVING he still carried, jump into the sea. At the same time, a figure on the shore ran their way – a very long SAMURAI LONGSWORD held prominently in their hands. SASUKE tried to voice a WARNING to his PASSENGER… but, as is the way of such things…a lil’ too late.                                                                                                           On the shores of FUNASHIMA. photocredit/thanks:pinsdaddy

 

The SWORD-bearer…, SASUKE now recognised as SWORD-MASTER SASAKI KOJIRO of IWAKUNI province…the infamous and rather long LONGSWORD he carried known as the DRYING POLE flashed quickly several times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The PASSENGER somehow fended and evaded them all… with his WOOD-CARVE PIECE… until SWORD-MASTER SASAKI almost screamed a KI-AI shout and sent the DRYING POLE over-head to cut the FINAL downward stroke. The PASSENGER’s reply shout followed immediately… SASAKI’s LONGSWORD though…struck first.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The PASSENGER’s HEADBAND.., like the WOODCHIPS earlier, fluttered briefly in the breeze to then settle on damp ground. SASUKE watched, motionless, like the now still figures on the shore…until .?.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SASAKI KOJIRO fell onto wet sand and grass and ROSE NO MORE. On the shores of FUNASHIMA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SASUKE saw the WOOD CARVING COUNTERATTACK,..had stayed STICK straight and struck true. The PASSENGER… somehow unhurt…except for the HEADBAND…now headed back…HIS WAY. …the WOOD had carved it’s own long way, through and around even slicing STEEL.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Still trying to comprehend what he had just seen and witnessed… SASUKE just managed to make a mental note to remind himself the next time at the Wharfs… to buy another spare OAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              …the previous had seen and done long enough to CARVE out a name for Itself and it’s WIELDER too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PASSENGER MUSASHI MIYAMOTO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LEGEND. AWESOME… OARSOME LEGEND INDEED.

 

SASAKI’s SWORD STRIKE…ONLY MADE IT THIS FAR…THE OAR OF MUSASHI…A LIL’ LONGER THAN EVEN THE DRYING POLE…CARVED DEEPER. gifcredit/thanks: pinterest

 

MEMORIAL TO TWO LEGENDARY BUDO MASTERS. Sasaki + Musashi. Carved in Stone… Sword + Oar… Awesome Our World Legends. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 WON OVER…WITH WOOD.

 

After reading of these LEGENDs you may well do so–

Bring a STICK to a Sword-Fight,

that is… next time.

 

WEAPON-MASTER’s TIPS… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

Following on from this DUEL

and the earlier with GONNOSUKE of KISO province,

MUSASHI continued to train and work with WOOD.

WOOD…over STEEL.

 

 BRING A STICK…

 

SO SAYETH WEAPONS MASTER MUSASHI MIYAMOTO. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

A TWIN WEAPONS FORM SYSTEM OF TECHNIQUES was soon developed and then perfected during further training and duels etc… HYOHO NITEN ICHI-RYU. (click)

MUSASHI btw also continued to WOOD-CARVE many other…non-violent cultural items per se (click). He went on to become somewhat of a LIVING LEGEND…and certainly…

one after…too.

AWESOME BUDO MASTER. OARSOME LEGEND indeed.

WORKING WITH WOOD.

 

NITEN or NITO RYU…MUSASHI TWIN WEAPON STYLE TECH. photocredit/thanks:oscarratti

 

 

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so… (click) here for

THE SMASHING LEGEND or…

stay for a lil’ more-

 

written in… or on WOOD,.. or not.

Bring a stick to a sword-fight. LEGEND.

 

SOKE DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI. photocredit/thanks:bujinkanprague
SOKE DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI. photocredit/thanks:bujinkanprague

 

DR.MASAAKI HATSUMI, current SOKE OF THE BUJINKAN

(pic above) has authored several WEAPONS themed books

(several page pics in slide-show next…)

which may be of relevant interest here incl:

 

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FOR A LOOK AT  THE MARTIAL ARTS LEGENDS SLIDE-SHOW…(click)…

or (click)…here…FOR A CLEAR LOOK AT A CRYSTAL OF A LEGEND

or scroll up + learn again how THE AWESOME LEGEND

can indeed,

BRING A STICK

TO A SWORD-FIGHT.

 

Till next…