Fastening the Nakayui

1.The Nakayui is tied into a knot so that it does not slip. The right position for the Nakayui is at 1/3 the length of the Shinai, measured from the Kensen to the Tsuba.


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2.Hold one end of the Nakayui securely on the Shinai with your thumb. Tie the Nakayui tightly around the Shinai.


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3.In all, the Shinai is to be tied three times. The third tie is placed with the loop around the Tsuru.


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4. The Nakayui is to be pulled upward and strapped around the Tsuru with a loop.


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5. Now, the Nakayui is to be pulled downward and, with another loop, strapped around the Tsuru


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6.After a final loop at the top, the Tsuru is properly tied.
   The Nakayui must sit firmly enough that it cannot slip back and forth.


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7.Tip:If too much leather is hanging after the fourth loop, then cut off the excess leather.


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