LEGENDS OF BOW+ARROW. SHIRO’s SLIDE–SHOW.

 

 

SHINY DELL SILVER MOON SHIRO

GREETINGS FROM SHIROs AND SILVER MOONs.

 

WIND… AND KUNOICHI… BOW TOO.

 

KYUDO AND HORSE RIDING SKILLS INHERITED FROM THE SAMURAI MEN AND WOMEN OF ANCIENT JAPAN.

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.

In JAPAN, the ARCHERS Weapon of choice is-

 

YUMI ( 弓 ) = the BOW.

+

YA ( 矢 ) = the ARROW.

ALL…

now a part of,..

 LEGENDS

 OF BOW + ARROW.

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).

 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.

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.

PICTURE THIS… IN… ANCIENT JAPAN AND LANDS OF THE SHINOBI …TOKUGAWA CASTLE, EDO.

 

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.

THIS WARRIOR… HAS HER WAY OF THE BOW… TARGETED INDEED.

Later too…

on another such JAPANESE day.

 

This one,.. mid MAY,..

1852…

elsewhere it seems, on this day-

JAPAN… FUJIYAMA.

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)

Photo Credit/Thanks kyudo.com

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.

 

Photo Credit/Thanks kyudo.com

 

∗ 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

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.

 

TILL NEXT TAKE CARE.

NINPO IKKAN.

 

 

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