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  • Japanese Wooden Weapons Craftsmanship, the Beginning of the End | In addition to the structural crisis affecting the industry, in 2019, the closure of one of the largest Japanese workshops, Horinouchi, then, in 2020, the covid crisis have for consequences a drastic increase in prices and production times, and mid-term, a probable disappearance of the manufacture of wooden weapons in Japan. To learn more, you can read our article detailing the situation and the measures taken to help this industry.

Jo, Bo & Hanbo

Average rating: 4.9/5 - 355 customer reviews

About Our Bo, Jo & Hanbo

The wooden weapons proposed by Seido are manufactured by one of the last four traditionnal workshop in the south of Japan, in the region of Miyakonojo (Kyushu), Horinouchi, Nidome, Matsuzaki and Aramaki (learn more about the workshops on our Artisans Presentation Page).

The Jo measures 4.21 Shaku or 127.6 cm and Bo measures 5 (151.5 cm) or 6 Shaku (181.8 cm) while Hanbo is much shorter, 3 Shaku (90.9 cm). While in Aikido, Jo is the most used, Hanbo is also increasingly used for closer range work such as self defense. All our  Hanbo and Jo are available in red oak (Akagashi), white oak (Shirakashi), Isu no Ki, Sunuke and Tsubaki (camellia Japonica). Bo are available in red and white oak only. You can refer to the page "How to choose your Bokken / Wood" to help you make your choice.

All Bo, Jo and Hanbo can be engraved within our facilities within a few days.
In 2021, with concerns for the workers, all workshops greatly reduced the number of urethane varnished weapons and replaced the finish by a "Candle Wax". Seido is now transitioning to a new finish offer for the majority of its weapons, which consist in a either camellia oil treatment (standard finish) or a camellia oil with extra polishing + bee wax finish (Seido special finish). Until all stocks for varnish weapons run out, varnish finish is still offered on some weapons.

All products displayed with the green tree icon fall under our forest preservation program. A flat amount is donated to the NGO MoreTrees for each piece ordered.

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  • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥8,600 ~ ¥13,500

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak, White Oak, or Buna (Japanese beech)
    4.21 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm.
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish available
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 256 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Jo (127.6 cm) - Exotic Wood - Tsubaki

    ¥27,000

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Tsubaki (Camellia japonica)
    4.21 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm only
    Unvarnished finish only
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.8/5 - 14 customer reviews
  • Tanbo (45~60 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥4,800 ~ ¥6,100

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak and White Oak
    Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm.
    Shape: round
    1.5 to 2 shaku 45.5 cm to 60.6 cm
    Camellia Oil Polish Finish
    Made to order: ~10 weeks

    5/5 - 4 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Hanbo (91 cm) - Classic Wood - White Oak

    ¥5,400 ~ ¥7,200

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    White Oak
    3 Shaku | Diameter: 24 mm, 27 mm or 30 mm.
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4.9/5 - 38 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Judo Jo (100 cm) - Classic Woods

    ¥5,900 ~ ¥8,600

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    Red Oak or White Oak
    3.3 Shaku (100 cm | Diameter: 25 mm only.
    Varnished or unvarnished finish available
    Ideal as an Aikido or Jodo Jo for kids!
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    5/5 - 6 customer reviews
  • Deluxe 5 or 6 Shaku Bo (151 or 182 cm) - White Oak

    ¥16,700 ~ ¥20,300

    Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
    White Oak
    Length: 5 or 6 Shaku (151.5/181.8 cm)
    Diameter: 30 mm (1 sun)
    Standard Finish or Seido Special Finish
    Shipping: between 2 days ~ 3 working days depending on selected options

    5/5 - 37 customer reviews
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