Folding and Wrapping
Modesty and heart-felt intentions are highly esteemed in Japanese culture, and the slightest gesture can convey great meaning and beauty. This is why, depending on the object, time of year, and occasion, appropriate forms of folding are used to transmit an aesthetic sense of beauty.
Ogasawara style bow and arrow. Betrothal items (replicas). A scroll describing Ogasawara etiquette. A video of Kyuba Archery（a traditional style of archery done by mounted samurai), can be viewed at the permanent exhibition in the Japanese Garden within Kokura castle.
『Ogasawara-ryū Musubu Oru, Tsutsumu』
Author：Kiyotada Ogasawara, 31st generation head of Ogasawara-ryū
Photographed by : Hoshino Tatsuro
Publishing Agency : HEARST Fujingaho Co. (Previously Asset Fujingaho Co.)
TATEHATA Atsuko(Kokura Castle Japanese Garden)
OHIRA Midori (Tachibana Foundation)