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Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery

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Publisher Comments:

Kyudo-the Way of the Bow-is the oldest of Japan's traditional martial arts and the one most closely associated with bushido, the Way of the Warrior. After the Second World War Eugen Herrigel introduced the concept of kyudo to the West in his classic Zen in the Art of Japanese Archery. But until now, no Japanese kyudo master has published a book on his art in English.

In Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery, Hideharu Onuma and his American co-authors, Dan and Jackie DeProspero, explain in detail both the spiritual and practical aspects of kyudo. Written with both novices and advanced students in mind, the book is presented in simple, straightforward language and features hundreds of detailed illustrations, supplemented by rare photographs of Master Onuma, clearly demonstrating the fundamental techniques and daily practice of this form of "standing Zen."

Including chapters on equipment and kyudojo construction, Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery is the most comprehensive reference work on the subject available. Special sections on problem solving and shitsu (errors) also make it a unique teaching and learning resource, and the concluding shiteimondo (teacher-student dialogue) provides unparalleled insights into the thoughts and teachings of a true master of the martial arts.

Book News Annotation:

Meticulous exposition of the Way of the Bow with history, technique--including the spiritual, materials, western groups practicing this traditional martial art. An admirable book on an obscure topic.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A fully illustrated guide to the spiritual and technical practice of this graceful martial art, by a 15th-generation master. Detailed illustrations and rare photographs.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 151) and index.

About the Author

HIDEHARU ONUMA was the 15th-generation headmaster of the Heki Ryu Sekka-ha school of archery and kyudo banshi, 9th dan. He was born in Tokyo in 1910 into a highly respected archery family. Onuma sensei, who was instrumental in introducing kyudo to the West, believed that kyudo belonged not just to the Japanese but to the whole world. Until his death in 1990 he made regular trips abroad to demonstrate and teach his art.

DAN and JACKIE DEPROSPERO left the United States for Japan in 1981, intending to stay for one year. Shortly after their arrival they met Hideharu Onuma and began their study of kyudo. Later their relationship with Onuma sensei deepened when they moved into an apartment above the family archery equipment shop. In 1988 Dan DeProspero passed his examination for kyudo renshi (instructor's license). The following year he was promoted to 6th dan. Jackie DeProspero was the first non-Japanese woman to be promoted to kyudo 5th dan.

Cover photograph: TSUKAMOTO NAOKIYO, 12th-generation headmaster of the Heki Ryu Sekka-ha school of Japanese archery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770017345
Subtitle:
The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery
With:
Deprospero, Jackie
Author:
De Prospero, Dan and Jackie
Author:
null, Hideharu H.
Author:
Onuma, Hideharu
Author:
Deprospero, Jackie
Author:
Dan De Prospero
Author:
null, Jackie
Author:
Prospero, Dan
Author:
De Prospero, Dan
Author:
Hideharu H. Onuma
Author:
De, Jackie
Author:
Prospero, Jackie
Author:
Dan and Jackie De Prospero
Author:
null, Dan
Author:
De, Dan
Author:
Jackie De Prospero
With:
Deprospero, Dan
Author:
Deprospero, Dan
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
Tokyo ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Religious aspects
Subject:
Archery
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, and Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Outdoors-Archery
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Bushido--The Way of the Warrior
Series Volume:
9454
Publication Date:
19930715
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
86 bandw photos, over 300 illus.
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.50x7.51x.79 in. 1.55 lbs.

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