- COVID-19 INFORMATION -
Japan Post has decided to suspend all shipments to more than 120 countries. FedEx shipments are suspended worldwide. DHL has implemented a significant price surcharge and suspended shipment to some countries and updates partial suspensions daily. Therefore, KuSakuraShop is no longer in capacity to promise that your orders will ship on the announce date below.
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  • We will email you on or before the announced shipping date if your order cannot ship. We may offer you a paid shipping upgrade if you want your order shipped via one of the few priority services that remains active with one of our carriers (FedEx, UPS and DHL).
  • Packages that are longer than 120 cm are subject to additional restrictions so all packages containing weapons longer than 119 cm are more subject to delays than others.
  • As of today, we are still able to ship almost normally to:
    United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Norway, Romania, Mexico, Denmark, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Slovakia.
    (This is not a guarantee that we will be able to ship, especially items above 120 cm in length, but we do not expect major issues for those destinations).
  • Other orders will be put prepared, packed and stored until one of the 5 cariers we are working with reopens the destination (you will be updated via email).

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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 - Impact on international Shipping | For the latest information on shipping & delivery, please refer to the info box that we put in place on all products pages, category pages and shopping cart page. As of today, we can only ship to: United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Norway, Romania, Mexico, Denmark, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Slovakia. (Order to other countries will be stored until one of the 5 carriers we use reopens the destination).

Kendo Shinai & Accessories

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 competition 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 level 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.
Detailed information on how to choose your Shinai are on every product page and for advice on how to choose your model and the type made for you, check the section Choose your Shinai".

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  • Classic KuSakura Shinai

    US$75.00 ~ US$380.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Nito Shinai (Short)

    US$85.00 ~ US$340.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Jissengata Shinai

    US$75.00 ~ US$252.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Dobari Shinai

    US$75.00 ~ US$252.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Deluxe Madake Shinai

    US$145.00 ~ US$384.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Deluxe Smoked Shinai 'Ryuzan'

    US$75.00 ~ US$288.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Classic Carbon Graphite Shinai - Hasegawa

    US$265.00 ~ US$340.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Dobari Carbon Graphite Shinai - Hasegawa

    US$320.00 ~ US$415.00

    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

    US$100.00 ~ US$272.00

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

    No reviews yet
  • Suburi Shinai - Furisen

    US$140.00

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

    No reviews yet
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