Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XXI
After the retirement of Shibata Sensei XX in October 2011, his adopted son (i.e. his son-in-law), Shibata Kanjuro XXI, took over as the official head of Zenko International – the multi-national umbrella organization of Shibata-style KYUDO. Shibata Sensei is a 21st generation master bowmaker, archer, and is also a 4th generation official bowmaker to the Emperor of Japan in the Shibata family lineage.
Sensei lives in Kyoto, Japan where he has operated a ‘YUMI’ or bowmaking workshop for more than two decades. A link to Sensei’s blog (in japanese).