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‘SAKABUKURO’ Tonbo Shinai Bag for 3 Shinai - Made in Japan


Product Description

Colorful Tonbo are featured.

In Japanese culture, Tonbo, which means ‘Dragonfly’ in English, is a well-known symbol of the Samurai. Tonbo were popular with warriors, due to the fact that they are only ever able to fly forwards – they are unable to fly backwards. For this reason, they were known as ‘Kachi-Mushi’, or the ‘insect of victory’. During the Sengoku Jidai (Japanese warring states period), Tonbo were commonly seen decorating helmets, armor and swords of warriors, in order to inspire them never to retreat.

Sakabukuro were cloth bags used by Japanese Sake brewers of the 19th Century.
Nigori (unrefined) Sake would fill the bag, which would be hung so that the pure seishu (refined Sake) would drip out.

This Shinai bag uses the same type of Sakabukuro fabric.

Available in 3 dragonfly colours:  Mustard, pink or green.

Holds up to 3 size 37, 38 or 39 Shinai.

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