Archive for the ‘Bow & Arrows Workshop’ Category

Zhang Shuxin and Shu Hua Tang

July 17th, 2014 Comments off
Mr. Zhang Shuxin

Mr. Zhang Shuxin

Shu Hua Tang is the studio that specialized in traditional bow and arrows design and renovation. Since the year of 2009, several traditional bow and arrow fans did considerable work of historical records research and cultural bow and arrow relic restoration according to cultural relic and historical records.

During the past years, many excellent bow and arrow works were created by Shu Hua Tang. These

Mr. Lucas and Mr. Zhang Shuxin

Mr. Lucas and Mr. Zhang Shuxin

fine works won the compliment and recognition of authoritative person in the cultural bow and arrow field, such as Lucas, Shufang Xie, Kaicai Xu and so on. Especially some outstanding works were collected by many people.

As we know, shooting as one of skill for the classical six arts. On the early stage in the development of the traditional bow and arrow culture, Shuxin Zhang as the one of founder for Shu Hua Tang who lead the shooting to Hanfu decorating, and made these two elements to be perfect combination for each other.
More fine works from Shu Hua Tang will coming soon, or you can get more information via here.

Author: Mr. Zhang Shuxin
Translated by: Ms. Chris D.

Juyuanhao Bow&Arrow workshop

October 20th, 2011 Comments off

Chinese traditional archery which for ancient Chinese Imperial Military
Juyuanhao videos from Discovery (Approximate 7 Minutes):

From the year of 1720 – today.

The Ju Yuan Hao bow and arrow-making workshop used to be one of the 17 Imperial bow and arrow-making workshops in the gong jian da yuan (bow & arrow courtyard), located on Dongsi Street. This workshop is the only bow and arrow-making workshop that retains its bow and arrow-making tradition.

The Ju Yuan Hao bow is one kind of “recurve” Chinese traditional bow, which has a curvature when it is unstrung. Craftsmen first make a core for the bow from thin bamboo and attach the wooden grip and the ears. Then they firmly glue horn and sinew to the core. Finally craftsmen decorate the bow with material such as birch bark, symbols, and lacquer.

The traditional bow and arrow have struggled mightily in the market since the 1960s. In order to continue keep this technical tradition alive, the owner of the Ju Yuan Hao workshop, Yang Wentong, passed on his skills to his third son, Yang Fuxi.

Now, Mr. Yang Fuxi (Master of Ju Yuan Hao Workshop) is the only one who can make the Chinese traditional bow and arrows. Juyuanhao Workshop, today’s only one who can make Chinese traditional archery which were used by ancient Chinese Imperial Military.
Features of Juyuanhao bow and arrows: Light,Durable,Immensely Accurate and Powerful.
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