The last Bowmaker

Yang Fuxi – The last traditional manufacturer of archery bows

The old fashioned weaponry, which Mr Yang is manufacturing in his small workshop on the outskirts of Peking, is not an insignificant requisite in Chinese history. After all they caused the downfall of two Empires.

The traditional art of warfare has survived thanks to Mr Yang’s family which ran the imperial weaponry manufactory at one time.

Yang Fuxi is unfortunately the last traditional manufacturer of Mandschu archery bows. Let’s hope, that he can still train apprentices for this hard work and this craft survives.