Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kyudo Notebook: More Nagoya Notes

Just some additional notes/memories that have bubbled up to the surface in my mind since getting back: At one point Uozumi-sensei told the people in the wafuku (4-dan and up) group, “By now you should be able to shoot with … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Recitations

One of the practices we did at the beginning of each day during the seminar was formal recitation of the Raiki Shagi and Shaho Kun, the two short texts at the beginning of the Kyudo Kyohon, and also frequently displayed … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Glycerin

One small thing. Until the seminar I’d been using the Tenkyu lotion/powder in place of fudeko. It does the job very well, but because it leaves very clear, bright white fingerprints on the sleeve of my black kimono, it’s always … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Nagoya

Back from Nagoya. It was an excellent seminar, very intensive with three days of hands-on instruction by wonderful teachers led by Uozumi Ichiro, Hanshi, 8-dan. There were 93 participants from 15 different countries, including not just Asia/Oceania but North America … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Elements

Also I just wanted to make a quick link to this interesting essay by Dean Torges. Excerpt: There are a peck of dangers in dividing the world into two camps. Liberal and conservative, hunter/gatherer and farmer, male and female, up … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Takeyumi Care I

Sorry for the delay. Many things going on including another two-day seminar with a very dynamic Hanshi. These are the highlights from the first page of instructions that I received along with the new takeyumi. This was the “read this … Continue reading

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