Object Title

Whistling arrow (kabura ya)

Whistling arrow (kabura ya)



Object Number



Found Broad Arrow Tower 1992.

Physical Description

The bamboo shaft is unpainted, with a carved nock and bound immediately behind the nock, before and after the fletching and behind the head where it is approximately 15 mm wide, below which is a single black painted band. There is a painted inscription in Japanese on the shaft in front of the flights.
The whistling head and arrowhead are missing.
The flights are large but the feathers are in poor condition.


Dimensions: Length overall 100 cm, Length of fletching 15 cm, Weight: 40 g

Inscriptions and Marks

Inscribed on the shaft 'kasu-ya yanagi hayai' (humble shop swift willow).


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