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Bow (yumi) 1912-22

Bamboo, rattan, lacquer, deerskin | 213.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 79906

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After the Tokugawa shōguns brought peace to Japan in 1615, the samurai class maintained their warrior spirit through archery practice (kyūdō). This set was a gift from Prince Shimazu Tadashige, son of the last feudal lord of the Satsuma domain, and bears his family crest.

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