The bow in Japanese is normally called kyu however the special names listed below are also used, for bows and arrows.
- a plain self bow with a round section usually seven to nine feet long.
- a bow similar in size to above but of composite wooden construction, with a cherry, mulberry or sumac core boxed in with bamboo and bound with rattan and then finally lacquered over.
- Bankiu, Hankiu
- two names for half sized bows.
- a composite re-curve bow of the Mongolian type with stiffened limbs and some structural metal in its construction.
- an arrow with a forked end sometimes six inches wide-the flying goose.
- the flesh tearer.
- pointed headed arrows from lance shapes to heart and bodkin shapes often fretted and decorated.
- willow leaf shaped heads.
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