Shibata Kanjuro XXI, Sensei since 2011 Chief of "Chikurin ha" (From an interview with Dr. Elmar Weinmayr)

"I am a craftsman, a bow maker and not a Zen master. That's why I can not say much about kyudo. Many Kyudo students speak of the "Great Awakening" or "polishing your mind by kyudo". It seems impossible to me these days.