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Gold-lacquerd bow

Yoshida Shigeuji17th century, Edo period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

This gold-lacquered bow was owned by the first lord of Yanagawa clan, Tachibana Muneshige, who was skilled in Japanese archery. It has an inscription of Yoshida Shigeuji (1588~1644), who was an archer that served the Maeda family of Kaga Domain. Shigeuji, commonly called "Okura", distinguished himself in the Siege of Osaka and was known as an expert archer. He won Tenkaichi (Japan's No.1) six times at the competition of Japanese archery held at the Sanjusangen-do Temple and became the founder of Hekiryu school of archery.

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  • Title: Gold-lacquerd bow
  • Creator: Yoshida Shigeuji
  • Date: 17th century, Edo period
  • Physical Dimensions: h208.3 cm
  • Type: Arms & Armour

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