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Sizes posted on your webpages are all Japanese size?
Are all sizes the same for different priced Hakama?
Is there any long-sleeves Kyudo wear top?
I am a Kyudo beginner. Can I purchase Kimono and practice in Kimono?
When wearing Kimono, what shall we do with Hakama?
The sizes of Tabi, they are all Japanese sizes?
The size of Tsuru(string) is decided by the color of Tsuru wa(string loop)?
How should we choose the correct size of tsuru?
Q What kinds of materials are used to produce synthetic Tsuru?
Q Is there any suggestion on what synthetic tsuru to choose for TakeYumi users?
Q What kinds of tsuru are recommended to carbon yumi users?
Generally, what tsuru would your store recommend to glass fiber yumi or carbon fiber yumi users?
Q Do you ship TakeYumi(bamboo bow) overseas?
Q Is there any tsuru provided for customers who purchase yumi ?
Q For rattan wrapping, can we make a request?
Is it possible to order rokusunnobi yumi (6寸伸)?
Do you ship Takeya overseas?
Can woman use 2015 Ya?
Is it better to choose makiwara ya fletched with feathers?
Q Would your store choose a fit size kake for us if we send you hand measurement?

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About Kyudo words to the Kyudo beginners

About Kyudo words to the Kyudo beginners
Kyudo : the one and only

Kyudo is one of the traditional Japanese martial arts and has a long history.
Shooting the unique shape and unusual length of Japanese Yumi (bow) and elegant Ya (arrows), many people around the world practice Kyudo to establish and maintain physical and spiritual harmony and balance.
Unlike other sports, Kyudo allows practitioners to train physically and mentally at the same time.
And it is one of the most distinguishing, challenging, and inspiring characteristics of Kyudo.

Kyudo is to shoot the arrows by completing the eight essential movements, that is, 『 Shaho-hassetsu 射法八節 』
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Without haste, practitioners position both feet to the yazuka length
with 60 degree standing posture to form a firm and stable foundation.
Stabilize upper half of body and compose the ready posture for shooting.
To draw the Yumi wide open by both arms symmetrically and simultaneously.
To fulfill the power inside of our body by having even rhythm of breathing while drawing the Yumi continuously to allow arrow to fly out towards the target naturally.
Remain the correct and graceful form of posture until the end.

In Kyudo, these eight stages of fundamental movements are known as
『 Shaho-hassetsu : 射法八節 』.
They are the major movements in Kyudo.
Kyudo is more than hitting the target or defeat someone else.
Completing these eight basic movement properly and elegantly is of the essence and absolutely necessary.

Kyudo represents spiritual training.

Kyudo, seen as a form of standing Zen, is a martial art that requests full concentration and exercises
all movements to shoot the mato(target).
And yet, focusing all the attention on hitting the target only could cause practitioner felt lost or confused and result in poor shooting posture.

We are the one who brought us here. It explains well the meaning of spiritual training side of Kyudo.
Unlike those in other martial arts, practitioners in Kyudo do not have components or competitors.
When practices or test results are not satisfactory, they are of our own making.
Our shot is the reflection of ourselves.
And this is one of the most challenging parts of Kyudo and one of the reasons why it fascinates so many people around the wold.

Kyudo Equipment

Kyudo Yumi (bow) construction is elaborate and different from the archery one.
But the arrow force is so strong that it can pierce through a pottery plate.

「Yumi」Takeyumi (Bamboo bow)「弓」竹弓
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The secret of strength of Japan’s Yumi is the craft of making it.
The core of Takeyumi is of laminated 5~7 pieces of hardwood and bamboo.
The powerful force of Takeyumi comes from the well-balanced combination of hard, strong core in the middle and soft bamboo layers on two sides.

Japanese Yumi shape looks simple but the construction inside is so intricate and sophisticated beyond our imagination.
Kyudo practitioners have to train well to master Yumi to have a pleasing and satisfying result.

「Ya」 TakeYa 「矢」竹矢
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Made with natural bamboo.
TakeYa was corrected and straightened through heat one by one.
Generally, the unit of Ya set is Hitote (a pair of arrows), 2 pairs and 3 pairs (6 arrows and synthetic shaft mainly) .

Because of the nature of bamboo, the joint, weight and diameter, it is said to collect the same conditions of bamboo Ya is the most difficult process and takes maximum efforts.
In recent years, the mainstream in Kyudo equipment market is duralumin Ya ・ carbon Ya.
Even so, as a splendid work of traditional craftsmanship, TakeYa has its own irreplaceable attraction.

「Yugake・Kake」「弓がけ・かけ」
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Yugake is made with deer fawn leather and one piece of fawn leather can only produce one Yugake.
Smoked by burning straw, the fawn leather is more dehydrated and leather quality is upgraded.
And the leather therefore became more sustainable and durable.
There are 3 major product lines in the markets;
ready-made Kake, semi-made Kake, and custom-made Kake.
The latest trend is to choose a fit one from ready-made products.

Kyudo is a martial art in which one competes with oneself.
There is no so-called rival to defeat.
One has to Keep both body and mind calm and composed, and fully focused to achieve the purpose of training.
That is what Kyudo, Japan's martial art, stands for.

All staff in Kyudogu Suizan, suizan miyabi are active Kyudo practitioners with titles and ranks.
Suizan is managed by Kyudoka.
And we are resolute to pass on the traditional wisdom of Kyudo, Kyudo equipment and Kyudo culture to friends around the world.

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Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice Choosing the right KAKE : Kyudo Glove

Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice Choosing the right KAKE : Kyudo Grove
【Kyudo Kake / Yagake : Kyudo Glove】Kake : Kyudo grove 弓かけ
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●In Kyudo, practitioner’s left hand holds Yumi,
right hand wears Kake and holds Ya.
In principle, Kake is only worn on right hand in modern Kyudo.

●Made with genuine leather; mostly are made with deer fawn leather
which is comparatively soft and tender.
As deer leather possesses the trait of high water-absorbing capacity,
it is commonly used in Japanese martial art equipment.

●One piece of deer fawn leather can only make one Kake.

●As Leather product is easily smeared and damaged by water, please dry your Kake in the shade and also be careful not to expose it in direct sunlight.

●For safety and water-proof protection sake, please always wears shitagake (cotton glove ) under Kyudo Kake.

●It is highly recommended to have several pieces of shitagake and to change them frequently while practicing Kyudo.
It is because dirt, stain, or sweat on shitagake could easily
transmit to leather Kake. Please also try to wash and clean shitagake every time after practicing Kyudo.

Shitagake : Cotton glove

※ Since good quality Kake can be used for relatively a long time,
It is better to manage with care. And we strongly suggest using white one only as a protection.
Using white shitagake will allow practitioners to easily notice when it gets dirty.

How to purchase the right Kyudo Kake

How to purchase Yugake with suizanmiyabi internatianl Kyudo

●The best Kyudo Kake choice is custom-made.
But many beginners may consider it over their budget.
And the alternative is to choose a fit one from the ready-made Kake.

●When choosing a new Kake, the key point is you have to make sure the Kake’s thumb size fits well the length of your finger.
That is, your thumb tip should be able to touch and feel your Kake’s thumb tip.
But please also pay attention to Kake’s overall balance.

●As ready-made Kakes are all handcrafted products, the same size Kakes do not necessarily fit identically.
Please understand.

●For customers who wish to purchase Kake fit perfectly,
we strongly suggest you to visit our store and choose the Kake in person.

●Please understand that size exchange or refund is NOT possible.

●Please refer to the diagram and Yugake size table, measure your hand and choose a size accordingly.
( Return or exchange is NOT possible)
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●For customers who are not confident to follow the direction stated above and choose Yugake size on their own, please refer to the photo and procedures below, scan right hand and send the hand scan file to our store via email. Please read the instructions carefully and make sure all the requirements are met.

File type: JPEG  
Data size: Above 500 KB and below 2MG

Rulers:

  • Please place two rulers when scanning your hand.
    Please place a white paper under the transparent rulers and do not use metal ruler
  • Place one ruler above the hand and one on the right side (placed like L ).
    Please make sure your hand is wide open and place your middle finger in parallel to the ruler on the right.And the tip of middle finger is one the horizontal line to the 0 of ruler on the right side

※Please make sure the file is clear enough to see your finger and palm shape.
Hand scan file in color will be preferable.
※Please save the file with your name and your height. (ie. Suizanmiyabi180)
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Choosing the right THURU : String
【Kyudo Thuru / String】Thuru : Kyudo string 弦
Thuru (Hemp String)

Tsuru is used to string on Yumi and Kyudo practitioners nock Ya on the Tsuru to practice. Generally,
there are 2 kinds of Tsuru;「Asatsuru」:Hemp string &「 Gouseitsuru」synthetic Tsuru.

Asathuru (Hemp String)

●Made with natural hemp. Comparatively not so easy to be worn out or become longer.

●Having the trait of fabulous and clear sound that many Kyudo practitioners are aiming for.

●This string’s nature of softness puts less burden to Yumi at the instant when arrow leaves string.
It is even more obvious for TakeYumi.
For TakeYumi practitioners, asatsuru is a preferable choice.
We strongly advise TakeYumi users to practice with asatsuru.

Goseitshru (Synthetic String)
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●Generally used by glass fiber Yumi or carbon fiber Yumi users.

●Most products in the market are made with a synthetic fiber called
aramid fiber; such as Technora, Kevlar or Zylon etc.

●Wide product ranges; various kinds of synthetic fibers Tsuru perform differently.

●The major synthetic material used is Zylon and it is commonly
and widely used in Kyudo equipment industry.

●The nature of synthetic Tsuru is harder and more durable compared to natural asatsuru.
Tsurune (sound of Tsuru) tends to be more acute and high-pitched.
The Yumi's turn speed goes faster the second when hanare (arrows travels out).
Thus, arrow speed is likely to be more faster.

●Some synthetic Tsuru may cause strong impact on Yumi and such an impact could damage Takeyumi(bamboo bow).
So we suggest Takeyumi users to choose synthetic Tsusu with extreme caution.
Tsuru made with Zylon would be a good option.

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Shopping Procedure

Shopping Procedure
HOW TO BUY

This page will help you to understand how to shop at SUIZAN-MIYABI.

※Please read these terms and conditions carefully before placing an order.
※The minimum order total for international shipping is JPY 10,800.
※Credit card payment is preferable.
The minimum order total for international wire transfer is JPY 108,000.

1. Place your order

Browse or search for the items you wish to purchase, add them to your shopping cart, and proceed to check out.

2. Receive automatic verification mail

You will receive an automatic verification email from suizan-miyabi.
Please note that the order total in this email does not yet include shipping cost and handling fee for duty free.

3. Notify the stock status and shipping cost.

Once we receive customer’s order, we will check stock, collect goods, and calculate the shipping cost.
And then notify the final total via payment request email.

Back order items:
Depending on the maker’s material stock status, the production lead time could be from 2 weeks to 4 weeks or so.
For order with such purchase, we will quote and notify the shipping charge upon receipt of products.
In this case, please understand that the notification of shipping cost could not be done immediately.
In other words, sending out shipping charge and payment request mail means the back order product is in our store and ready to be shipped out.

4. Payment

※Payment could be done by credit card or international wire transfer.
(SWIFT Code for wire transfer will be reminded again in payment request email)
※Credit card payment:
customers will receive payment request email after delivery charge is calculated. And payment charged to credit card will be done on the day when goods are shipped out..
※Wire transfer :
Please complete wire transfer within 2 weeks upon receipt of payment request mail; or the order will be automatically cancelled by shop system. 
※Wire Transfer handling fees will be borne by the customers.
※All wire transfer should be made in JPY and no other currency is acceptable.
※Additional JPY 4000 handling charge requested by Japan’s local bank will be added into the final total.

Please refer to the following link of rough quotation of EMS・TNT delivery charge. http://www.tnt.com/express/en_gb/site/home.html

5. Shipping

All goods will be shipped via EMS, except yumi.
Please note that there is no other shipping options available.
We are unable to split the order and ship to more than one single address or more than one single method.
We will notify customers the parcel tracking number after the goods are sent out.

6. Receive automatic verification mail

The delivery normally takes around 5 to 7 days.

EMS delivery charge : please refer to the Japan Post’s website link as below.
http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/charge/list/ems_all_en.html

TNT delivery charge
Please see the link below for quotations.
http://www.tnt.com/express/en_jp/site/home.html
Delivery charge informed in payment request email does not include local import tax and consumption tax.
Whenever there is import duty or taxes occurred, please contact TNT or local authority for further details

Rough delivery charge quotation for 3 yumi.
Asia : JPY 16,000~19,000
Oceania・North America・Middle America・Middle And Near East: JPY 23,000~30,000
Europe: JPY 25,000~32,000
South American・Africa : JPY50,000~60,000

※The delivery charge via international courier, TNT, is normally calculated by Volume or Weight.
However, for large size item such as yumi, the delivery charge will be based on the volume instead of weight. Please note.

Attentions!!
General terms:

●The minimum payment total for international shipping order is JPY 10800(tax included).

●All products will be shipped via EMS.
Please note that there is no other shipment alternatives.
However, items such as yumi (bow)exceeded EMS size limits will be delivered via international courier service, TNT.

●We only normally accept on-line credit card payment, however for orders with final totals above JPY 108,000 we also accept international wire transfer.

●Please note that payment total showed after order placed excludes shipping cost.
The final total will be notified via email after shipping cost is computed.

Product colors/appearances

※There are possibility of color variation between photos displayed on our
website and image projected on customer’s PC monitors or smart phone screen.
Please understand.

Yumi

Please understand that we have difficulty to comply the request of replacing
Nigirikawa(grip leather) or add more rattan wrapping from 3to 5.
※ Yumi draw weight : namisun yumi is measured with 85 cm draw length.
※ Nisunnobi is measured with 90 cm draw length.

Reminders of Ya

Some duralumin shafts may have a tiny marks near hazu,
Please understand it is inevitable from manufacturing process.
※ Yazyaku length excludes Yaziri.
In other words, the final ya length will be around 1 cm longer. Please understand.
※ Hazu・Yaziri can’t be specified. The conventional hazu・yaziri are used for all duralumin and carbon ya.
※ There is only one set of ya for each item posted. Order of multiple sets are not possible. Please note.

Kake

Due to the nature of leather, it is likely a certain of products may have some marks, wrinkle, stains etc.
Please note and understand that they are not damaged or flawed products.
※ A piece of white cotton shitagake will be enclosed.

Credit card issue

Please note that the order will be automatically cancelled by the system
when credit card transaction failed or being declined.
Please try to place order again with a different credit card.
(Customers will receive cancellation notification shortly afterwards)

Delivery address requirements.

  • Please enter shipping address outside of Japan.
    For order with any domestic delivery address, consumption tax exemption can't be claimed.
  • Any order placed to an export agent’s domestic address will be rejected by the system automatically.
    Thus, please do not enter export agent’s address under any circumstances.
    Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation will be acceptable under any circumstances once the order is placed.
Please double check the order details before placing order.
We reserve the rights to cancel the orders due to concerns of recipient country policy or order contents etc.

Return and Refund Policy

Any return or refund will be IMPOSSIBLE once order confirmation e-mail is sent out.
We will do every effort to collect and pack the goods ordered.
And photos of items to be packed and shipped
will be sent along with tracking number to the customers for their record.
There is possibility items may be missing or lost when/after declaring Customs.
In such cases, we are afraid we will not be responsible for such a shortage issue.
Please contact the local authority and international courier directly for compensation.

Consumption Tax

※ We will not collect Japan’s consumption tax from overseas customers for online order. 
However, this term can be only applied to order with shipment address outside of Japan only.
However, consumption tax is included in the automatic reply e-mail
(the e-mail sent immediately after your order placed).
Therefore, we will be sending a “Thank you for your order” e-mail to inform customers the total order amount with the consumption tax deduction.
※ 2% of handling fee for consumption tax process will be charged and deducted accordingly.

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Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice Choosing the right KYUDOGI :Kyudo Wear

Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice Choosing the right KYUDOGI :Kyudo Wear
【Kyudogi / Kyudo Wear】Kyudogi : Kyudo Wear 弓道衣

All size tables showed on our webpages are Japanese sizes. Advice of Kyudo Wear.

Uwagi (Top)

The criteria of sleeves length should be right around the elbow;
appropriate length should not be over or under elbow.
Same criterion applied to both man and woman.
※There are Uwagi(tops) made with different materials for all season around or for summer.
However, please note that there is no winter version of long sleeve tops in Kyudo.

Obi (Japanese Belt)
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It is strongly recommended to use Kakuobi(角帯).
The wear methods for man and woman are slightly different.
For man : the upper end of Obi is right on the bellybutton.
For woman : the below end of Obi is right on the bellybutton.
※The favorable Obi used in Kyudo is called kakuobi 「角帯」
In Budo, Japanese martial art, Obi(Belt) is irrespective of gender.
So there is no woman version of Obi.
※No colors specified for different Kyudo occasions.
Kyudo practitioners can choose favorite color according to your personal preference.

Hakama
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The wear methods should be consistent to the position of Obi.

Tabi

●All items sizes shown are Japanese sizes.

●Best fit of Kyudo wear, including Tabi, is strongly recommended.

So, please measure foot size instead of shoe size when purchasing tabi.
●White is the only acceptable color to wear in Kyudo.

Choosing the right KIMONO : Japanese Wear 
【Kimono / Kyudo】Kimono : Kyudo Japanese Wear 着物

●All item sizes are Japanese size.

●Best fit size: better to choose kimono with right length of sleeves with care.

Over long kimono sleeves may cause practitioner having difficulties to practice Kyudo.

●The best color choice for Kimono for official or formal Kyudo occasions is black for both genders.

Hakamo to go with Kimono
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●For man : best choice is Shimabakama
For woman: best color choice is black or navy.

※In Kyudo, practitioners should behave and in formal dress according to the time, venue, and occasion. If possible, it is recommended to choose black kimono irrespective of official or informal occasions.
※Kimono color is irrespective of Kyudo ranks or titles (Shogo)
※Kimono is not for specific Kyudo ranks or titles.
So, Kyudo practitioners may consider your own needs and choose to practice in Kimono or Kyudo wears accordingly.

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Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice. Choosing the right YUMI : Bow

Kyudo Equipment Selection Advice Choosing the right YUMI : Bow
【Kyudo Yumi : Kyudo Bow】 Yumi : Japanese Bow 弓
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●Yumi have a long history in Japan, and the bow itself is longer than those used in other parts of the world.

●The standard length of the Yumi used to practice Kyudo is 221cm,
However it is vital that the size of the Yumi and the practioner's Yazuka
(see below) be in perfect accord.

●In Kyudo, Yazuka is the main criterion for determining the proper Yumi size.

●Yazuka is also the essential criterion for determining the length of a practitioner's arrows (Ya).
The method of measuring the Yazuka is illustratedas below.

Yazuka
yazuka img

Yazuka Measurement:
Standing upright, stretch the left arm fully out to the side, and
measure from the center of one's body to the very tip of the
middle finger of the left hand.
(One can also say this is the draw length when practicing Kyudo).

Various sizes of Kyudo Yumi

※ The diagram presents the general criteria for determining one's Yumi size,
but the practitioners height should be also taken into consideration.

yumi size
Kyudo Yumi Choices / Takeyumi : Kyudo Bamboo Bow
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●Every TakeYumi has has its own personality.
No two are alike, even when they are made by the same craftsman, and have the same size and draw weight.

●Constructed by laminating a bamboo inner layer, a core of 5-7 pieces of hardwood and bamboo, and an outer layer of bamboo.

●The symbol of Kyudo.
Fully embodies the unique features, beauty, and depth of Kyudo.
In Japanese, the first kanji of 弓道(Kyudo) means Yumi, and the importance of its role in Kyudo is obvious.

●The longer a bamboo Yumi is used to practice Kyudo, the easier it becomes for the practitioner to connect with it, and the sooner the practitioner and the Yumi become one.

●Most of contemporary bamboo Yumi are made with synthetic adhesives. So they are relatively easier to manage and maintain, and not that easy to damage or break compared to the yumi made with traditional natural adhesives.
Most contemporary bamboo Yumi are made with synthetic adhesives, so compared to Yumi made with traditional adhesives, they are easier to manage and maintain, and are not as easily damaged or broken.

●There is no rule stating that only practitioners of middle ranks(dan) and above can practice Kyudo with TakeYumi. Beginners can also find practicing Kyudo with TakeYumi very enjoyable.

Carbon insert Bamboo Yumi

●A hybrid of carbon and bamboo. Instead of the core of hardwood and bamboo, the middle layer of Yumi is the core of carbon, hardwood and bamboo.

●Combines the elegance of Kyudo with modern materials.

●Product of contemporary innovation.
Event hough it is hard to distinguish a carbon insert TakeYumi from an all-natural TakeYumi, carbon insert TakeYumi is still not viewed as a genuine bamboo Yumi. Some characterize it as a new genre of Yumi.

Synthetic Yumi : Glass - fiber bow・Carbon fiber bow
yumi img

●Substitute for all-natural bamboo Yumi.

●Mass production Yumi. Rather sustainable and endurable.

●Easier for a complete novice to use and hit the target make it
popular and widely used among Kyudo beginners and students.

●Most product lines are reasonably priced and easier to obtain.

How to choose the right Kyudo yumi

●Kyudo Yumi Size: please measure your Yazuka and choose the correct size of Yumi accordingly.

●When a Yumi is too long, the arrow speed may drop.
And a shorter Yumi is more easily damaged than correct size.
It is best to choose a Yumi that is right for you.

●Draw weight of Kyudo Yumi:
use your the draw weight of the Yumi you are currently practicing with as a guide to choosing the correct draw weight. If you are not certain about what draw weight to choose, we strongly suggest that you consult your Kyudo instructor.

●Over time, the draw weight of a bamboo Yumi may drop 1-2kg, while a synthetic Yumi may drop 0.5kg.
In some cases, the draw weight may drop considerably after about ten years.

Choosing the right YA : Arrows
【Kyudo Ya : Kyudo Arrows】Ya : Japanese Arrows 矢
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●The Japanese term for the arrow used in Kyudo is “Ya.”

●The length of your ya is determined by your yazuka.

●We recommend choosing Ya which are in accord with the size and draw weight of your Yumi.

※The Yazuka is not the full length of the Ya.

> Yajaku: the full length of the ya
(especially for beginners, for safety we recommend that this be 10-15cm more than the Yazuka)

> Yazuka: the distance from the center of one’s throat to the tip of middle finger of left hand when standing upright.(see below).

Please refer to the diagram below for yajaku and yazuka : Ya

yazuka size
Take Ya : Bamboo arrows

●Handcrafted with all-natural bamboo.

●Custom-made; personal touches are possible.
The favorable weight and diameter of TakeYa could be chosen and crafted to meet customer requirements.

●Normally sold in a set of 4 Ya.

Duralumin Ya : Duralumin Arrow

●Easton shaft; comparatively durable and not so easy to break or damage.

●Normally fletched with turkey feathers.

●The shape and characteristics of duralumin ya will not be affected by temperature or humidity.

●Identical specifications: shaft weight and thickness are standardized.

●Competitive price ranges, popular among Kyudo beginners and students.

●The shaft should be chosen in accordance with the practitioner's Ya length, as well as the size and
draw weight of the Yumi.

●Normally sold in a set of 6 Ya.

Carbon Ya  :  Carbon Arrow
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●Made with carbon fibers.

●Higher price than duralumin arrows due to cost of materials.

●Unlike duralumin Ya, carbon ones will not twist or bend.
But it may break after strong impact.

●Chosen using the same criteria as Duralumin ya (see above).

How to choose the right Kyudo ya

●Choose your preferred material.

●Bamboo and synthetic ya will have different flight speeds.

●The best choice is to make sure the specifications of chosen ya are in accord with your yumi size and draw weight.

●For best results, we suggest choosing Ya by taking your yumi specifications into consideration rather than just choosing from personal preference.

How to choose the right Kyudo ya shaft

●1913 : Duralumin Ya・7623: Carbon Ya
【Yazuka : around 85~95cm, Draw weight of Yumi : around 8Kg~12Kg】

●2015 : Duralumin Ya・8023 : Carbon Ya
【Yazuka: around 90~100cm, Draw weight of Yumi: around 12Kg~17Kg】

The advice above is for reference only.
If you have any doubts or questions, please consult your instructor.

※Advice for deciding Ya length
For experienced Kyudo practitioners, approximately : Yazuka +10 cm
For Kyudo beginners, add additional length for safety : Yazuka+10~12cm.

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International Shopping English website
International Shopping, English website

On-line purchase for international delivery is only available for products
posted in Suizan Miyabi International store.
Items not listed on Suizan Miyabi International cannot be shipped internationally.
For details on how to shop, please check the Suizan Miyabi International [Shopping Guide].

Shopping Procedure
How to choose the right kyudo equipment
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弓道具商翠山 SUIZAN

SUIZAN CO.,LTD
Address : 5-10-23 sakae nakaku Nagoya city Aichi JAPAN
Post code : 460-0008
Phone Number : +81 52 241 3973
Shop Owner : Nanami Usami
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