These photos show the archery hall (more specifically, kyūdo hall) built by FT Architects for Kogakuin University at their campus in west Tokyo last year. The brief was to build a inspiring venue with 100m² of uninterrupted, column-free floor space, using locally sourced timber. The roof is constructed of Japanese cyprus, a timber latticework with straight mortise and tenon joints … Continue reading what does your indoor range look like?
Richard Priestman competed in three Olympic Games for Great Britain, and came home with two bronze medals from the team events in Seoul and Barcelona. He has been an archery coach since 1993, and has travelled the world coaching national sides. This year, he has been coaching the Columbian recurve squad, the women’s team achieving a … Continue reading Interview: Richard Priestman
It’s the last British Pathé Tuesday, and I’ve dug up a brief clip from 1937 featuring some footage from an archery competition in Lancaster, PA, some soundless instinctive trick shots, and… well, have a look for yourself. The voiceover is exactly the sort of posh, patronising rattle satirised so well by Harry Enfield in the 90s. … Continue reading Artful Archery (1937)
Big piece about Archery Tag in the New York Times today, that didn’t exactly shy away from the usual Katniss / HG references. It looks like great fun though. Read it here: A Chance To Embrace Your Inner Katniss. What is Archery Tag? This video will explain: Continue reading Archery Tag hits the mainstream
It’s British Pathé Tuesday, and time for some Cholmondley Warner-style bowmaking, fletching and archery from 1961 in glorious Technicolor, fetching outfits, and staggeringly RP accents. Enjoy. Continue reading British Pathé Tuesday
Pretty good film, but kinda slow in places. 🙂 (via Clube Espéria Arco e Flecha) Continue reading THE SHOT
Beautiful 1930s Japanese woodblock print new year’s greetings card. From here: http://www.fujiarts.com/cgi-bin/item.pl?item=382322 Thanks to Rob Galo. Continue reading greetings / arrows