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JAPANESE BOWS AND ARROWS [Yumi to Ya]

After the appearance of guns (Tetupo) in the mid-sixteenth century bows and arrows were used still as main weapons, but since Japan closed the country in the early seventeenth century shooting the bow became one of the martial arts that Samurai should learn to extend their spiritual existence. Records show that some middle class.
Samurai (2000 Koku-Samurai membership in "Middle Class.") held ten guns, five bows and five spears, which means this Samurai could hire thirty men, including backups. It is difficult to know the actual power of the bows and arrows in warfare, but there are quite a few artifacts which have been well preserved and from which one may speculate.