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In 2019 SatosanMetals continues a line of minted 1oz. silver products with the second issue of this proof struck 2018 obverse called “Kyudo”. 100 pieces of this 2018 obverse/2019 reverse will be minted this year. Each round is edged numbered and will be accompanied by a numbered COA.
Kyudo is a Japanese martial art in which the mind and body are trained through a series of conduct shooting a Japanese bow and arrow at a target. It developed a long time ago as “Kyujutsu” for tactics and military use and today is considered a martial art and healthful exercise. The bow or “yumi” is a 7 foot long instrument made of laminated bamboo. The grip is located 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the bow. The grips placement allows for use while on horse back and still maintain the advantages of the long bow.
The obverse is sculpted by Heidi Wastweet it depicts a kyudo archer in traditional kyudogi and hakama. In the background is the torii gate at Itsukushima shrine. On the left sakura flowers drape down.
The 2019 reverse is also sculpted by Sandra Deiana it is inspired by the colors, designs, and silk needle work you would see on a Japanese kimono.
Editions: (2018) s/n 0001-0100. (2019) 0101-0200.
Exclusively produced for SatosanMetals.
Obverse Sculptor: Heidi Wastweet
Reverse Sculptor: Sandra Deiana
Edge: Reeded and numbered
Edition of :100 (for 2019)
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