Sunday, April 29, 2007

Amazing Arrow Shooting Automaton

Known as Karakuri, the Japanese have a very long tradition of fine automata making. This is a reproduction of an original from the 1850s. The boy reaches down, selects and arrow, puts the arrow on the string, draws back, and fires at the target. He repeats this action several times. Amazing.

Kits for making your own can be purchased from The Karakuri Corner.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that's cool, but it obviously needs some work. It missed every shot!

May 16, 2007 at 4:37 PM  

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