Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kyudo Notebook: Popularity

The other day I got some statistics for this year’s Nagoya seminar. Last year there were 93 participants from 15 different countries, so many that this year the organizers decided to split it into two seminars, one for people in … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Testing

As we head into the testing season I just wanted to reiterate, if only for my own peace of mind, something my teacher said on the way to Ise last year: that you shouldn’t think of testing in terms of … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Yugaeri and Nigirikawa

Just a quick note. I’ve been having trouble with yugaeri since changing my tenouchi. Today my teacher helped me work on that, trying various things with various degrees of success. After lunch I decided I need to take a breather … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Shin-Gyou-Sou

Before leaving Haneda Airport to come back to Hokkaido I had a chance to visit their small “Discovery Museum” which currently has an exhibition of tea bowls from the Hosokawa Family collection. This is the same Hosokawa family as the … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Follow the Bouncing Left

Last Friday I went to Tokyo for work and stayed through the weekend. It was pretty nice… blue sky, relatively warm, plum and even some cherry trees (kanzakura) blooming. Spring! Of course, when I got back here it was still … Continue reading

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