The world-first Fiber Grass Reinforced Plastic Kyudo bow , MIYATA

Junji MIyata, the founder of MIYTA Sogyo, co. ltd., created Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic Kyudo bow, since he needed much better performance of Kyudo bow to compete world-class archery players using Kyudo bow under Archery rule in 1960s. He was delegated to 1967 World Archery Championships in Amersfoort, Netherlands by ALL NIPPON KYUDO FEDERATION as the Kyudo bow player.

Traditionally, Japanese Kyudo bows and arrows are made by Bamboo. In Kyudo, players shoot inside buildings but these bows and arrows have disadvantage in archery since they do not work properly in humid / rainy whether.

Junji Miyata (left end) The Japan Team of 1967 World Archery Championships

Junji Miyata was the only representative player shooting by Kyudo bow. Despite of the disadvantage shooting by Kyudo bow under the Western Archery rule, Junji Miyata placed the 4th in the selection for all-Japan national archery team (1st place among Kyudo player).

Miyata launched Miyata FRP for Kyudo bow after he got back from the championships.

Junji Miyata decided to produce Miyata Kyudo bow for ordinary Kyudo after he returned to Japan, since the FRP kyudo bow has very good potential for kyudo with the high quality for better performance and durability.

Since then, FRP bow has been widely used among Kyudo players all over the world.

Our bows

A

  • Our standard Fiber-glass Reinforced Plastics bow. Good for beginners / advanced.
  • draw weight: min. 10kg max. 20kg
  • standard draw length for nami-sun: 85cm, for nisun-nnobi: 90cm

CGⅢ

  • Our standard fiber-Glass / Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics bow. Good for beginners / advanced.
  • draw weight: min. 10kg max. 20kg
  • standard draw length for nami-sun: 85cm, for nisun-nnobi: 90cm

CGV

Our advanced fiber-Glass / Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics bow. Good for advanced.
draw weight: min. 10kg max. 20kg
standard draw length for nami-sun: 85cm, for nisun-nnobi: 90cm

AC

Our highest - performance Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics bow. Good for advanced.
draw weight: min. 10kg max. 16kg
standard draw length for nami-sun: 85cm, for nisun-nnobi: 90cm

Options

Bamboo - style Karashi-Yumi (A type only)

Bamboo color

Dark read (Urumi-iro) color

Old Bamboo Style ( A type Only)

Bamboo Style Urushi- Nuriyumi

Traditional Bamboo bow used to protected with strings and Japanese lacquer made from URUSHI, since the glue made from deer skin used to traditional bamboo bows could not be used in humid weather in rainy / summer season due to the nature of the glue. Our model is modeled after traditional Urushi - Nuriyumi.

Black

Dark read

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All Nippon Kyudo Federation hosted the training camp for the World Archery Championships 1967

All Nippon (Japan) Kyudo Federation hosted the training camp for the World Archery Champi...

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MIYATA as a Kyudo player

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Ite - Mura (Shaping a Bamboo bow by Kyudo player)

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Research & Development of traditional Kyudo equipment for World Archery Championships 1967: Executive Summary

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Gosya Rokka (5 shooting methods and 6 principals of Traditional Kyudo)

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Junji Miyata won the 3 consecutive championships of Enteki (60m distance) contest at Meiji Jingu

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Shooting long distance in Kyudo

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Research & Development of traditional Kyudo equipment for World Archery Championships 1967: Bow

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Junji Miyata won the Inagashi (Traditional long-distance Kyudo shooting) Contest with the national record 334m

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Hanare in Kyudo is different from Release in western archery

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ALL-NIPPON KYUDO FEDERATION delegated Junji Miyata to World Archery Championships 1967 as the Kyudo player

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