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AREA: 590 sqm




LOCATION:  Tamil Nadu


PROJECT TYPE: Recreational - private

Kyudo the Japanese martial art of archery is a highly rutyakuzed activity and as such givrd plenty of opportunity for anthropological interpretation Kyudo is practiced in many different schools, some of which decend from military shooting and others decend from ceremonial or contemplative practice. Therefore, the emphasis is different. Some emphasise aesthetics and otheres effeciency. Contemplative schools teach the form as a meditation in action, in certain school to shoot correctly will result inevitable hitting in the desired target.

The whole complex is based on the cardinal directions such that in the SOUTH there is the azuchi 深 (target area).

In the EAST there is the mukiwara 卷藁(straw target), for shooting at from a short distance and the yatori roka ⽮矢取廊下(path for collecting arrows), along which people move south to the target area to collect arrows that have been shot. 

In the NORTH there are the waiting/resting area and the social rooms, which are always placed in this direction either directly north or else northwest or northeast. 

In the WEST there is the kamiduna 神棚(altar), the shinpan seki 審判 席 (judges’ seat), and the entrance.

The stupa
The bow
Flat roof
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