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Premium Higo Koto Koshirae SABURAU Version

Premium Higo Koto Koshirae SABURAU Version

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Premium Higo Koto Koshirae SABURAU Version
Tozando, in cooperation with Hyosho Taisha-ryu's Yamamoto Takahiro Shihan, is proud to present this Premium Higo Koshirae Iaito to celebrate the Saburau Exhibition. With it's lacquered bohi groove, tsuka-ito wrapping and luxurious kanshitsu saya - this is an unmistakeable iaito that draws heavily from the traditions of the Sengoku-jidai (warring states period).

If you haven't heard of the Saburau Exposition already, it is a touring collaborative project that celebrates contemporary artists, craftsmen and martial arts practioners all centred around the theme of samurai. A key exponent of this project is Taisha-ryu's Yamamoto Takahiro Shihan who worked with us to bring forth this brand new iaito that is based on the records of his ryu-ha. Taisha-ryu was founded during the Sengoku-jidai and this sword is based on the higo koshirae of that era and is based on designs from Taisha-ryu's records.

All of the lacquer-work on this koshirae is applied painstakingly by hand, using genuine Japanese urushi lacquer. This lacquerwork extends to the tsuka, where suede leather ito are then lacquered in black to create a durable and reinforced tsuka. An element required by swords of the period, that would expect to often see battle. This practicality can be seen in other areas like the koiguchi and kojiri reinforcement on the saya.

The sword features the robust double namako tsuba, commonly known as a Musashi tsuba, as well as scrollwork across the higo-style fuchi and kashira. finally the menuki depict the Kuyomon - traditional symbol of Hyoho Taisha-ryu.

Like all our iaito, this has been designed to be used for iaido practice and is balanced and adjusted by our craftsmen personally. It is available to be shipped internationally for free and qualifies for out Finance Plan for those who want to pay in installments.

If you want to get a taste of the Saburau Exposition then check out the videos below.
  • Designed by Yamamoto Takahiro, current Shihan of Hyoho Taisha-ryu.
  • Based on the classic Higo design and informed by Taisha-ryu records.
  • Distinctive red urushi lacquered groove and habaki.
  • All the lacquerwork ont his iaito has been done by hand.
  • Classic namako style tsuba, commonly known as a Musashi tsuba.
  • Karakusa scrollwork themed fuchi and kashira finished in the rounded higo style.
  • Tsuka is wrapped in suede leather that has been lacquered with black urushi, a feature of traditional higo koshirae.
  • The menuki represent the Kuyomon, the crest of Taisha-ryu.
  • Saya is lacquered in a luxurious matte black kanshitsu style.
  • Saya also features a red koiguchi and metallic kojiri.
  • Unique sageo are held to the saya with a Kaeri-zuno style shitodome done in red lacquer.

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