The state of emergency has been lifted in Japan, but the international logistic hasn't improved much. Japan Post has suspended all shipments to more than 150 countries, FedEx shipments are suspended for all destinations, DHL has implemented a significant price surcharge and UPS increased prices for small packages. Long story short: most orders are shipped and delivered normally, but not everywhere and oversized packages are complicated to handle. Please refer to the table below to see if your order can ship and with which carrier/shipping method.

Despite those limitations, and thanks to our unparalleled logistic, we are maintaining a high turnover with dozens of orders shipped everyday. Our entire team is focused on logistic issues and customer support, entirely committed to deliver as many customers as possible with the most afforable shipping solution. We can assure you that the very large majority of shipped orders are delivered without any trouble and we would like to express our gratitude for your support in this difficult time.

  • Free shipping options can still be selected at checkout, however, if described as "SUSPENDED", your order will be prepared and packed, then put on hold until shipments reopen (probably July at the earliest) without further notice.
  • Emergency surcharges are additional fees that we may request for oversized packages after your order has been placed (no charge without your consent). We will not charge the emergency surcharge for orders above 30,000 YEN containing several weapons.
  • Orders put on hold as a result of your choice of a suspended shipping method as defined in the table below will be subject to a 2,000 YEN cancellation fee, should you want to cancel the order later on. (Except for custom made orders that are non cancellable, whatever the reason)
  • If your country is not on the list, please contact us prior to placing your order! Failure to do so might result in your order put on hold without further notice.
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Emergency Surcharge
In addition to the shipping upgrade fees charged at checkout (if applicable).
Small Packages
For packages under 2 kg and 60 cm in length.
Express Shipping
For packages above 2 kg and/or 60 cm.
Canada, Mexico, South Korea Products over 190 cm > 3,000 YEN
Now reopened!
+ 1 week delay (lead time of 2 to 4 weeks)
All packages ship as usual
with DHL & UPS
Delivery expected within a week.
France, United Kingdom, Germany Products over 118 cm > 1,000 YEN
Products over 190 cm > 3,000 YEN
Now reopened!
+ 1 week delay (lead time of 2 to 4 weeks)
United States All products: No surcharge Suspended until at least next July.
If selected at checkout, orders will be stored without prior notice.

A 1,500 YEN express shipping upgrade is available at checkout.
Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Guadeloupe Products over 118 cm > 1,000 YEN
Products over 190 cm > 3,000 YEN
Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Israel Products over 118 cm > 2,000 YEN
Products over 190 cm > 5,000 YEN
Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Belgium, Portugal, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Greece, Romania, Malaysia, Bulgaria Products over 118 cm > 2,000 YEN
Products over 190 cm > 5,000 YEN
Packages above 118 cm cannot ship
(Jo, Bo, Naginata...)
Russia, Reunion, French Guiana, Africa, South America, Russia All shipments suspended.
If you place an order, it will be stored at least until July.

Superior White Oak Kotobuki Bokken - By Master Aramaki

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Weapon Engraving Services

Available fonts (style) 4 Japanese fonts, 3 English fonts
Depth The stronger the laser, the deeper the engraving. Superficial is quite discreet, standard is deep enough to stand forever, deep can go up to 1 mm depth and creates a burning effect within the engraving.
Free transcriptions You can write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We do not translate expressions or initials, only names or words. Requests for expressions translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be engraved in English.
Number of engravings You can order a maximum of 3 engravings per weapon from this page. The modules N1, N2, and N3 correspond to the engravings Number 1, number 2 and number 3. These modules are identical and you can add them in the order you wish. Of course, we cannot engrave twice in the same place, so please pay attention to the chosen positions.
For more than 3 engravings, please contact us prior to placing your order.
Limitations We engrave in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.) For any special request (logo/design), contact us prior to your order. (Undiscussed demands will be ignored).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site), Transcription usages (Seido Blog), and the engraving workshop presentation (Youtube)
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Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken.
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    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken.
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    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3

  • Position: Right or left (when held) | handle, near Tsuba or blade
  • Letter size: standard (~7.5 mm), big (~10 mm), extra big (~12 mm)
  • Up to 3 engravings can be added per Bokken.
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    Nylon Cover for Bokken with shoulder strap

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    Length: 105 cm | Weight: 260 g

    Available color: Black & Navy Blue

    Name plate option: Synthetic leather embroidered name plate (maximum 1 name)

    This model is made of particularly strong nylon. The shoulder strap will allow to carry 2 bokken comfortably on your shoulder. Synthetic leather reinforcements at the bottom of the cover for better resistance.

    Please note that this cover is for bokken only, and the length is not sufficient for the transport of Jo. For Bokken, Jo & Tanto sets, please see the Carry Bag Bokken/Jo/Tanto (nylon) model.

    "Name Plate" Option: Optionally, you can add a name plate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather, and will be directly integrated on the bag before shipping.
    Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo etc.)
    For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

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    Camellia Oil - Tsubaki abura

    Made in Japan (Isu Islands)

    Ingredient: 100% Tsubaki Oil

    Size: 70 mL (2,3 oz) / 118 mL (3.9 oz) / 1 L (33.8 oz) / 1.8 L (60.9 oz)

    This oil has been produced on the island of Toshima (Isu Shoto), off Tokyo, for more than a century. It is used by many Japanese wood workers as well as specialists in ancient blade (shinken) who are looking for a more stable oil than the Choji oil.

    The 70 and 118 mL are conditionned in glass bottles. 1 and 1.8 L are conditionned in metal cans. Cans are not available in stock and require about a week before shipping.

    Treatment with Camellia oil is recommended by the craftsmen who make our wooden weapons. The regular oiling is necessary for unvarnished weapons. It is recommended also for the maintenance of Iaito and Shinken.

    Utilization on wooden weapons:
    Once every 2 months in the wet season, 2 times per month during dry season. For a better preservation of your weapons, it is advisable to carefully rub them with a dry cloth after each use. When you apply the oil, clean the wood surface by rubbing vigorously with a dry cloth, then apply the oil in a thin layer directly with the hand. Allow to dry.
    If your weapons are not painted it will not be necessary to sand, but if they are, sanding will help the wood to absorb more oil.

    Note that this Camelia oil is initialy intended for skin and hair care. We've selected this oil for it's unmatched quality: 100% pure camelia oil, no additive, cold pressed, cosmetic grade, almost odorless, and halal certified.

     

    Product Information & Size Chart

    • Superior White Oak Kotobuki Bokken - By Master Aramaki

      Made in Japan (Kyushu) - Aramaki Workshop
      Chevroned Spine | Rounded Butt | Long Special Kissaki | Kotobuki Finish
      Each model is unique - and you choose it directly from its pictures!

      This Kotobuki white oak Bokken is of standard length and thickness and is similar in use to the standard and deluxe models. Suitable for Aikido practice as well as Kendo Kata, and any other Budo using a standard or deluxe model.
      Crafted by Master Aramaki, this model is made from carefully selected wood of highest quality. It is extensively oil polished - first at the workshop, and further in a oil polish / sanding process that lasts for 7 days at our facilities to minimize the chance of warping.
      That kind of oak Bokken is unique on the market, and so far, exclusive to Seido. We developed it with Master Aramaki upon a meeting at the end of August 2017, one month later we had it available online, just a few days before we published an interview with him, the first ever made interview with a Japanese Bokken craftsman.

      "Kotobuki" in Japanese means "long life", an expression often used for festive occasions. Not surprising, that master Aramaki named this kind of exquisite shape and finish he uses on his Hon Biwa and Hon Kokutan Bokken "Kotobuki", because those Bokken are mainly purchased as presents.
      Compared to the deluxe Bokken model, and in addition to the elaborate finish, the Kissaki is longer and both sides of the blade are flattened instead of rounded.

      Each model is selected based on its unique specifications and pictures. Please check the product pictures to choose your model.
      This product exists in 2 versions, Tsubanashi (without a tsuba line) and Classic (with a tsuba line).
      The price of each model is set based on 3 caracteristics: wood grain, wood artefacts (tiny nodes) and weight.
      Offer limited to half a dozen pieces a month. First come first served, no reservation.

      • Wood species: White Oak
      • Style : Deluxe Bokken shape or Tsubanashi shape.
      • Finish: Non varnished (camellia oil polish).
      • Manufacturing workshop: Aramaki

      Unvarnished weapons are more ecologically-friendly, but they requires regular (monthly) maintenance with oil (camellia or wood maintenance oil) and they can only be made from the finest, Japanese quality woods. Given the need for maintenance of these weapons, our stocks are limited.

       

      Superior Kotobuki Bokken Specifications
      Weight See product options
      Full length 101.5 cm
      Blade length 75.5 cm
      Tsuka length 26 cm
      Tsuka diameter 37 x 26 mm
      Mine Kenmine (chevroned spine)
      Tsuka shape Hanmaru (rounded butt)
      Kissaki Extra-long
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    Product & Services

    Superior White Oak Kotobuki Bokken - By Master Aramaki: ¥14,000
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Bokken Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Shoto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Jo, Bo & Hanbo Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Tanto Laser Engraving - N°3: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°1: ¥800
    Katanakake Laser Engraving - N°2: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - First Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°1 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Nunchaku Laser Engraving N°2 - Second Branch: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Tonfa Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°1: ¥800
    Kenju Laser Engraving N°2: ¥800

    Accessories

    1 x Nylon Bokken Bag: ¥4,400
    1 x Tsubaki Abura (Camellia Oil): ¥1,620
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