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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)
http://suizanmiyabi.com/pict/yumi/30101a.jpg
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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)
http://suizanmiyabi.com/pic-labo/ec_shopping_faq_43.png

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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