Special training with Yoshihiro Yamada Sensei, Renshi 6th Dan
真善美 (shin.zen.bi) Supreme goal of Kyudo
shin (Truth): Truth in reality – through shooting, seeking to unite man with the absolute.
zen (Goodness): Search for moral values – cultivating peace, equanimity, composure.
bi (Beauty): The form of Truth expressed in the application of Good.
Record of Etiquette—Truth of Shooting
The shooting, with the round of moving forward or backward can never be without courtesy and propriety (Rei).
After having acquired the right inner intention and correctness in the outward appearance, the bow and arrow can be handled resolutely.
To shoot in this way is to perform the shooting with success, and through this shooting virtue will be evident.
Kyudo is the way of perfect virtue. In the shooting, one must search for rightness in oneself.
With the rightness of self, shooting can be realized.
At the time when shooting fails, there should be no resentment towards those who win. On the contrary,
this is an occasion to search for oneself.
What a beautiful poster! Must be French!
2nd World Taikai (tournament) in Paris, July 2014
Poster for “The 3rd Tokyo World Tournaments, April 2018” poster. Beautiful.