The fukiya (吹き矢) is the Japanese blowgun, as well as the term for the associated sport. It consists of a long tube, with darts approximately in length. Unlike modern Western blowguns, the fukiya has no mouthpiece: instead, a shooter must maintain a seal with the lips as he forcefully exhales. The darts used in the fukiya are called fukibari. Traditionally, fukibari were two inches in length.
In Japan, fukiya is considered to be an archery sport, maintained by the Japan Sports Fukiya Association. In order to promote fukiya, the International Fukiya Association (IFA) was formed, based in Japan. The main organizations under the IFA are the American Association (ASBA), and the French Federation (FSBA).