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Kendo Shinai & Accessories

Average rating: 5/5 - 1 customer review

Leader in the martial art equipment industry in Japan, KuSakura can take pride to have developed a comprehensive high-end Kendo/Kenjutsu line during its century-long history.

The Shinai is the traditional weapon used in Kenjutsu and Kendo. Two main types of Shinai, different in their conception and the sensation they provide during practice are available on KuSakuraShop. First, traditional Shinai are sold through 7 models, each made of 4 bamboo slats maintained together with 2 pieces of leather bound with a cord called the "Tsuru" on both extremities. Then, KuSakura's carbon fiber Shinai involves 2 high-end models, meant to be significantly more resilient and easier to maintain than their traditional bamboo-made counterparts.

KuSakura's Shinai are all either SG (Safety Goods) standards certified or SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) certified. The latest was implemented by the Consumers Unions of Japan, guarantee the security of the practitioners during the use of the weapon but does not guarantee any official recognition of the equipment during competition in Japan. It can, however, be used in all national competitions in Europe. To be eligible to compete in Japan, a Shinai need to be SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) certified. This label indicates that the weapon thoroughly follows all the requirements set by the Japanese Kendo Federation.

Our wide range of Shinai provides practitioners of all levels with a large and varied choice to allow them to select the ideal equipment according to their needs. Naturally, all KuSakura's Shinai are high-end products either made of Bamboo from Taiwan called Keichiku Shinai or Japan called Mandake Shinai.

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  • Classic KuSakura Shinai

    ¥5,280 JPY ~ ¥21,120 JPY

    Standard Traditional Shinai
    Classic style
    Size 36 to 39 available
    SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) label
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Nito Shinai (Short)

    ¥6,880 JPY ~ ¥27,500 JPY

    Nito Traditional Shinai
    Short Shinai - Assembled
    Standard size available
    SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) label
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Jissengata Shinai

    ¥5,830 JPY ~ ¥21,120 JPY

    Traditional Shinai
    Jissengata style
    Size 37 to 39 available
    SG (Safety Goods) label
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Dobari Shinai

    ¥5,610 JPY ~ ¥20,600 JPY

    Traditional Shinai
    Dobari style
    Size 37 to 39 available
    SG (Safety Goods) label
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Deluxe Madake Shinai

    ¥12,320 JPY ~ ¥34,590 JPY

    Traditional Shinai
    Classic style
    Size 38 and 39 available
    SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) label
    Made in Japan
    Made from Madake bamboo.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Deluxe Smoked Shinai 'Ryuzan'

    ¥5,830 JPY ~ ¥25,080 JPY

    Traditional Smoked Shinai
    Classic, Dobari & Kotogata-style available
    Size 39 only available
    SSP (Shinai Safety Promotion) label
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    Enhanced resistance compared to more classic Shinai
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    1 customer review
  • Classic Carbon Graphite Shinai - Hasegawa

    ¥26,000 JPY ~ ¥35,000 JPY

    Carbon Graphite Shinai
    Classic Style
    Size 37 to 39 available
    Authorized in competition in Japan & Europe
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Dobari Carbon Graphite Shinai - Hasegawa

    ¥31,000 JPY ~ ¥42,000 JPY

    Carbon Graphite Shinai
    Dobari style
    Size 37 to 39 available
    Authorized in competition in Japan & Europe
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Suburi Shinai

    ¥8,910 JPY ~ ¥26,140 JPY

    Traditional Suburi Shinai
    Weight: 700 g, 950 g, 1100 g
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    Perfect for Kendo's Suburi practice.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Suburi Shinai - Furisen

    ¥12,760 JPY

    Suburi Furisen Shinai
    Weight: 650 g
    Made from Keichiku bamboo.
    For the Kendo Suburi practice in low ceiling areas.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Tanto Shinai

    ¥2,100 JPY

    Made in Japan
    Bamboo covered with a fabric canvas
    Length: 30 cm | Weight : 150 g
    For Tanto-Dori practice and Self-défense
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Deluxe Shinai Tsukagawa

    ¥1,850 JPY ~ ¥2,050 JPY

    100% tanned leather
    Made in Japan
    Comfortable & durable, perfect for heavy practice.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Shinai Deluxe Leather Tip - Sakigawa

    ¥510 JPY

    100% tanned leather
    Made in Japan
    Durable and resident Shinai leather tip.
    Perfect for heavy practice
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Shinai "Kezuri" Stave Shaver

    ¥1,100 JPY

    Maintenance tool
    Controled according to KuSakura quality standards
    Recommended for a safe practice.
    At warehouse: preparation ~8 working days

    No reviews yet
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