Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery
Deeply rooted in tradition and highly popular among Japanese and foreigners today, kyudo, the Japanese archery, is a physical art form whose Western equivalent no longer exists. 'Kyudo - The Japanese Art of Archery' is a concise description of the sport by an ardent American enthusiast. William Acker anticipates problems and questions of the Western reader, and offers square advice on the techniques of the drawing, aiming, and firing of the Japanese bow. He complements his study with descriptions of the aims, philosophy, and ceremony associated with this great sport. Acker’s aesthetic appreciation of kyudo -- especially of the neat beauty of the full draw -- is a highlight of this classic and practical text.