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Combining bamboo, Miyakonojō longbow

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

The Miyakonojō longbow is roughly made up of the bow (outer part and inner part), the core and seki’ita (end-plates onto which the end loops of the bowstring are attached). The bow and the core are individually created.
Making the bow.
Step 1: cutting out the bamboo.
Step 2: drying (approx. 5 months).
Step 3: removing oil content from the bamboo.
Step 4: combining .
Step 5: heating and shaving the bow.

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  • Title: Combining bamboo, Miyakonojō longbow
  • Subject Keywords: Miyazaki Prefecture
  • Rights: © Miyakonojo bows manufacturing Association

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