Why Japanese Longbows Are So Expensive

Business Insider -- Nov 14
Longbows, or Yumi, have been used in Japan for centuries. But today, a handmade bamboo bow can cost over $2,000. At over 2 meters tall, these bows are difficult to handle. And making them is just as challenging.
Kanjuro Shibata carves raw bamboo and inserts over 100 wedges to curve the bow.