Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kyudo: Samurai Spirit Video with Subtitles

Perhaps because it won an award, NHK has produced a version of the Samurai Spirit Kyudo program with Japanese subtitles and without the English voiceover for the Japanese speakers. It’s on Youtube in four segments: Segment one Segment two Segment … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Kyoto

It’s still a bit early, but it looks like I’ll go to the Kyoto taikai this year along with several others from our dojo. Time to watch good people, poke around in shops, and explore. When I lived in Tokyo … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Hasshakai

So the first taikai of the year is now history. I was tied for second after the main shooting was over, but didn’t do well in the enkin and ended up with fourth place. Very nice tin of cookies, though, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: 2011

First practice of the year last night, with obligatory blizzard. The first arrow felt pretty good, and although it hit well, shaking the snow off the target, the tsurune was weird. I tried a couple of things with the bow … Continue reading

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