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Mechanism of Hobikisen
 
The Mechanism of a Mast
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Fix the mast with hazunawa ropes.
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A hole into which the mast is put in (chisogan)
A hole into which the mast is put in (chisogan)
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Pile nezuki into the bamboo while beating the former with a hammer. This beating process is called kigoroshi.
 
A slightly curved bamboo is good for a mast because it can resist the wind. Bamboo should be cut down during the fall and winter months when it does not soak up water any more.
Cutting down bamboo

Cutting down bamboo

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Drying bamboo
Bamboo should be dried for about one year.

 
 
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