Japanese Oak Bokken
Tozando Original Japanese Oak Bokken
This bokken or "wooden sword" is handmade from oak trees that grow sturdy through the severely cold winters of the Hokkaido region, in a factory specializing in hardwoods. This solid, beautiful bokken can be used not only for martial arts, but also for a wide range of other purposes; such as interior decoration, practice swinging, and as a cosplay item. They also make wonderful gifts.
The best material for bokken: Japanese oak
Hokkaido oak, which grows strongly and withstands the wind and snow of the cold northern lands, can reach heights of up to 35 meters and some trees are more than 1,000 years old. The oak and its characteristics have been thoroughly examined, and the wooden swords are carefully finished one by one by skilled craftsmen in the company's own specialist woodworking workshop.
Robust, durable, and water-resistant
Not only is it robust, durable, and water-resistant, but the beauty and elegance of the oak, which is neither too heavy nor too light, makes it the ideal wood for wooden swords for kendo and other martial arts, swinging, and kata practice.
"The Akan region of Hokkaido is blessed with natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. The wood used to produce these wooden weapons is planted, cultivated, and processed completely in Hokkaido, Japan.
The wood, having withstood the wind and snow in the harsh Akan environment is perfectly suited for bokken in terms of hardness, weight, and durability.
We hope that these bokken can be used by many people while also helping maintain this industry in Hokkaido and promote the spread and development of kendo."
Vice President of the Hokkaido Kendo Federation
Kendo Hanshi, Kazuo Furukawa