Thanks. I generally keep an eye out on Ebay for stuff, which is
actually what enabled me to do further research on a couple of other
things, like the bit (kutsuwa).
I've got a couple of contacts in Japan, but even they have had a hard
time coming across anything other than being able to attend a
festival or two and send pictures of the mounted participants...
Thanks for the info, though!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sigrune@a... wrote:
> I had seen some horse tack (japanese) on ebay a while back... maybe
occasionally searching there may wind up some results... I
understand you may wish to make one, but A. if you find one that is
reasonably priced you may wish to buy it and thus see the
construction... B. you may be able to contact the seller and find out
if there are current sources or dealers who specialize in it. By
doing that you may be able to track down the various dealers and
> Another avenue to explore is to contact the groups who do/run the
festivals and archery competitions, they may either have plans or
have contacts to manufactureres/reproduction artists.
> -Takeda Sanjuichiro