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Zhang Shuxin and Shu Hua Tang

July 17th, 2014 No comments
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.

Taiwan Hornbow and Jang Yuhua

October 4th, 2012 No comments

Source from Taiwanhornbow.com

“Been taught by respected Mr. Lucas Novotny, my lifelong passion for Asiatic traditional archery has led me to what I believe the ultimate art of traditional Asiatic archery implements fabrication. Specifically Asiatic horn bow making.

My goal is not production of commodities in general. All my works have been some degree of textual. Insist on using the best materials and 100% pure hand-made according to ancient records of the manufacturing process. 18 months of time-consuming are required for each horn bow I made.”

 

“Owing to the weather condition, Taiwan has an advantage in the production of horn bows. A horn bow produced elsewhere usually has a hard time operating under hot and humid condition.

Using only traditional methods, there will be completely no bow forms, jigs and clamps used in my production process.
Using 100% all premium natural materials, there is completely no artificial substance of any kind can be found in my horn bows, even coating materials and dyestuff.

Each of my horn bows needs to be seasoned at least 6 months, and spends a total of 18 to 20 months to complete. Due to my personal reasons, I don’t accept orders of Manchu bows and any kind of Manchu era (Qing dynasty) archery tackles.”

 

“For ordering Horn bows I am keen to work with you to ensure the best choice of horn bows for your need. My horn bow purchasing plan is very personal one.

Firstly, please contact me via email or telephone to discuss your need, your archery style such as Asiatic thumb draw or Mediterranean 3 fingers release, Your physique such as left-right handed, height and hand size .

You can order a finished or being produced products in my gallery. You are also most welcome to visit me in Taipei ,Taiwan to view and try the horn bows before making a selection.”

Want to find or contact  Mr. Jang Yuhua, visit here http://www.taiwanhornbow.com/contact.php

 

Juyuanhao Bow&Arrow workshop

October 20th, 2011 No comments

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

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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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