The Horinouchi workshop closed permanently in September 2019 (see the detailed article on our blog). Solutions are being implemented and we are confident about the possibility of offering this product again soon. Therefore, orders for 'Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata - Red/White Oak' are temporarily suspended until we transfer the technology to the other workshops. Note that it is possible that the cost of this product increase significantly, depending on how new artisans will implement its manufacturing process.
Product Information & Size Chart
Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata - 6.5 Shaku
Made in Japan (Kyushu region)
Available woods: Red Oak or White Oak
Length: 6.5 Shaku (196,9 cm)
Finish: urethane varnish
This Naginata Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata is made in Kyushu, at the Horinouchi workshop, from a single piece of red or white oak.
In comparison to other models, the one used in Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata is the thinnest, shortest and lightest, obviously developed for women's practice. The art though is not exclusive to women and also practiced by men. Due to its fairly light weight, the slightly heavier white oak model is recommended for men and women with a stronger build.
Please note that because the Naginata does not fit into our engraving machine, this model cannot be engraved.
- Choice of wood species: red oak or white oak
- Available finish: Urethane varnish
- Manufacturing workshop: Horinouchi for all models
- This NAGINATA CAN ONLY BE SHIPPED THROUGH UPS/FEDEX (Includes North America and Western Europe). Please consult the "Shipping & Delivery Information" page to check if the Naginata can be shipped to your country. All orders placed with a delivery address in any other country will be automatically cancelled.
Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Specifications Wood Ichiikashi (Red Oak) Shirakashi (White Oak) Full Length 196,9 cm Blade length 50 cm Tsuka diameter 20 mm x 26 mm Weight 600 g ~ 650 g 650 g ~ 700 g
* Weapons are all handmade, therefore color and weight vary from one weapon to another.
About Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata:
The Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage Ryu evolved from the Shinkage Ryu and the Kage Ryu, which both have disappeared. Its beginnings are situated in the 16th century and attributed to Matsumoto Bizen No Kami Naokatsu.
But the Naginata version is much more recent. Developed in the late 19th century by Satake Yoshinori, a former Jiki Shinkage Ryu student and his wife Satake Shigeo. An emphasis is placed on preserving the Kata in its original form and leaves very little room for improvisation. This art was rapidly introduced in girl's schools, which explains why most practitioners are, still today, women. Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata became famous after the victory of several well-known teachers over Kendo practitioners, but the school does no longer focus on competition. More on Koryu.com (article by Ellis Amdur) and on our YouTube channel: Jiki Shinkage Ryu Naginata Jutsu - 34th All Japan Kobudo