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true to my word in the 'pimp my community' post, some research things.

http://eclay.netwiz.net/translat/kyudo.htm an interesting article on why the japanese bow are not symmetrical. the moste interesting part: it argues that the design is not because of mounted archery!

http://www.kyudo.com this might already by used in this community, or known at least. fascinating site on techniques.

i'll keep digging throughout the interweb, to see what other information i can sniff out. my goal, ultimatly, is to provide information on the construction of a yumi, so that those who have the time, patience, and desire, my shoot the authentic bows.
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I've read that article some time ago, but found it too short and too light, both in its arguments and speculations. But it is interesting, nonetheless.

As for www.kyudo.com, it's maintained by Dan and Jackie DeProspero, the co-authors of "Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery", suggested in this post and this book is more complete than the site. But of course, the site's still useful for those who don't have the book.

Doing the research on the net is great but we look more for some hard paper work, something we can't find in the net. But the links, any links, are still useful, of course, so thanx a lot and don't hesitate to post if you find anything on the construction of a yumi.