Category Archives: kimono

Kyudo Notebook: Some Refinements

It’s been a while! At one of the previous chuo-shinsa in Hokkaido where nobody passed, my teacher asked one of the shinsa-in why, and the answer was, “Everything up to uchiokoshi wasn’t good enough,” so we’re getting a lot of … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Back to the Dojo

After ten days away, back to the dojo yesterday with only about five hours of sleep. One interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed before is that, when I have enforced time away from practice, but then come back to it after a … 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: Wide Experience

Many ups and downs. Things were strangely out of balance at practice before the final and that carried over into it, but oh, well. When your friend wins it’s still a win! Then we had another tutorial over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Kimono Sleeves, Etc

Yesterday we had our practice in kimono. One thing I discovered is that, because my left arm is bare when shooting that way, I need to adjust the way I sight the target at uchiokoshi/daisan slightly otherwise I go too … Continue reading

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Kyudo Notebook: Winter Tutorial

A good tutorial over the weekend. Everyone left exhausted. The emphasis was on taihai because, as recent articles in Kyudo suggest, the ANKF seems to feel that this needs more emphasis. It’s easy to understand why. Most people only have … Continue reading

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