1976 年 8 巻 3 号 p. 7-12
It is said that quivers The Yugi and the Utsubohave same origins, but the Utsubo is unknown in time of its appearance.
But, by the method of fixing an arrow to the bow string from quivers and state of the quiver fitting on one's body, we could say that, quivers The Yugi and The Utsubohave different constructions and origins, respectively.
The Utsubo was found at south-west in China and it belonged to Lobo tribe who lived in this ditrict and it was probably the origin of Japanese quivers.
We suppose that the Utsubo appeared around the time of transmission of culture from south-west in China to Japan.
These reasons are brought by following items.
1. When archers fix an arrow, it is generaly moved in Vertical plane from the Yugi to the bow, but in the case of the Utsubo it is moved in Horizontal plane.
2. The Yugi was cylindrical type at first time, but as the time passed, it had lost its upper part and had progressed to open type leaving lower part.
3. The Utsubo has kept it's closed cylindrical type from beginning to end.
4. Japanesee culture was transmitted from south-west in China in early days of our country.