Thursday, June 05, 2014

Shibata Bow Maker in Kyoto



Last April Korsakul and me had the opportunity to go to Japan to attend the 3rd Asia Oceania Kyudo Seminar in Nagoya, we had a great time and successfully passed our respective rank test. 
We spent some time in Kyoto before the seminar and while there we visited the famous and only bow maker in town, the Kanjuro Shibata bow studio, a historic family of master bowmakers and archers dating back to the 16th century.



It was very interesting to see the famous artisan shop,  I was there also to buy a bow for myself and the young Shibata son helped me to choose one.

Here is an interesting link about kyudo bow making at the Shibata shop: 

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