Bows and arrows
Dai-kyu: The Japanese long bow, about 7 feet long it is designed to be fired from horseback.
Yumi: The average Japanese bow to be fired from standing, much smaller than the Dai-kyu.
Ya: Ya is the Japanese arrow, made of wood and having many different kinds of arrowheads. Here are some of the different arrowheads used by the samurai.
Last updated: 6/04/02