Dark red yazutsu and 4 arrows
Price: € 420,00
Dark red yazutsu 矢筒 (quiver) complete with 4 bamboo arrows. The quiver is completely covered by a dark red lacquered mesh. The removable lid can be fastened by a brown silk string ending in two tassels.
The average length of the arrows is around 95 cm.
The arrow holder, including the lid is 99 cm long, and has a diameter of Ø 5.9 cm.
The quiver is in a good original unrestored condition. One loop missing, please see the photos for reference of its condition
Meiji period (1868-1912).
Yazutsu (lit. the “[Japanese] Arrow Barrel”) is a type of arrow quiver used in kyūdō, Japanese archery, using the Japanese longbow, the Yumi. As kyūdō ya (arrows) are quite long, the yazutsu is quite long compared to quivers from other styles of archery. They are often decorated with cord. In kyūdō the yazutsu is generally just used to carry the arrows to the dōjō. Once in the dōjō, they are held in the hand or placed on the ground for actual nocking and shooting. (From Wikipedia)
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