Japanese swords, equipment, custom knives and more. Our focus is supporting students of the sword and providing high quality functional swords and a full line of accessories. If you study iaido, battodo, kenjutsu, or any other form of Japanese swordsmanship - this is the place for you.
If you want to train with the same targets as a Japanese dojo uses, these are the wara for you. They are generally stiffer and harder to cut than our Mugen Dachi tatami and recommended if you plan to compete or test in Japan. They are generally heavier and are a much higher grade than our new tatami. They are also easier to spike on a target stand and can be much more challenging to cut.
Because they are used and comprised of several different grades of tatami omote, they are much less consistent than our new tatami omote. Some are practically new while others are well used. They require additional soak time and should be soaked for at least 24 hours. You will need to check for staples and other debris since these have been previously used as flooring in Japan. We will make sure you don't get any partial or rotted mats, but quality can vary.
When stored in bulk they have a less pervasive odor compared to the new tatami. It is more like an antique shop than a hay barn. They will make up for this when you soak them, so be warned that they can get a bit funky. They will provide your dojo or house with that authentic distinctive Japanese dojo smell. Join the ultimate international recycling effort and give this tatami one last purpose as you test your tameshigiri skill.
We offer a full line of training equipment and services. We are a one stop shop for your training and collecting needs. We offer training, sharpening, and repair in addition to a full line of iaito and shinken. Check out our DIY guides useful data on maintaining or upgrading your swords. Buy from a company that can do more than just ship you a sword.
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When one sword is just not enough - Nihonzashi
Sherry & Mike Femal,
Sherry and Mike started Nihonzashi in 2006 so their students of Toyama Ryu would have a consistent supply of uniforms, swords and tatami mats. We have enjoyed growing the business to what it is today and are proud to be known worldwide for our custom products and services. Sherry and Mike created and custom make all of the gekken swords we ship around the world. Also, Mike is fulfiling his dream of expanding his custom weapons to include knives. We look forward to what the future brings and what new creations are on the horizon.
5980 66th Street North, Suite M, St Petersburg, FL 33709
Monday — Friday
10:00am to 5:00pm