4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 1 Sun (30mm)
4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 1 Sun (30mm)

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Product Code: 012-526

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This 4.21 shaku White Oak Jo 1-sun (approx 30.3mm) is both a durable and heavyweight Jo for advanced practitioners and hard contact practice. Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (first from right).

What is Japanese White Oak?

The White Oak Wood used for Japanese Bokken, also called 'Shirogashi', greatly differs from the White Oak Wood referred to when speaking about North American Bokken.
While the North American Oak and Japanese Oak are related, the Japanese White Oak tree is evergreen, due to this it does not have a conspicuous open grain like the American White and Red Oak.
The open grain structure, of the American Oak wood produces soft areas which are more prone to impact damage.
Shirogashi on the other hand has a structure that is uniformly hard, has excellent dent resistance and has better impact strength than American Oaks.
Compared to Akagashi the Shirogashi has denser grains which also makes it slightly heavier and more preferable as material for Bokken.
Because of the durability and weight of Shirogashi, it's widely regarded as great material for making high quality Bokken and Jo.
  • Made of high quality Japanese White Oak
  • All handmade by Japanese expert craftsmen
  • Made in Japan
  • Total length: 127.6cm (approx. 50")
  • Diameter: 1 Sun (33.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 730 grams

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May 10, 2018

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Good experience April 22, 2018
Reviewer: Rosa Maria Munoz Gomez from Cordoba, Cordoba Spain  
Very good quality. I had a mistake and ordered a jo thicker than I wanted but the service and the product is perfect.

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perfect April 5, 2018
Reviewer: jean-donat vellino from grenoble, Isère France  
very good products, i was surprised by an import tax of  26 euros for a 75 euro purchase (jo and tanto).
still worth it, you won't find this quality in Europe.

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JUMBO JO !!! January 20, 2016
Reviewer: JPS from Basque country, Europe  
I have used many Jo and owned quite a few over the past 30 years but this one is BY FAR the most beautiful and powerful Jo I have ever held in my hands. Of course, it will take me a while to "master" it because of its thickness and weight.
Thank you so much Tozando for making it available for us and thank you for the free shipping to Europe.
Tozando always on top of Fujisan !

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The best jo ever November 12, 2012
Reviewer: Gianfranco Taormina from La Spezia, La Spezia Italy  
After 10 years of aikido practice I've decided to buy something for a long life practice.

This Jo is simply the best Jo you can find.

With the proper dimensions, the wood quality as well as the perfect one pice cut & shape, you almost immediately realize the potential of your new jo practice.

Well balanced and lacquered you can feel that this jo will really change your practice.

During my first practice other jo seems in difficulties against this high end quality oak.

Probably I need few training session to "learn" again how to use such a Jo, but, at least, this is my best Aikido buy whatsoever!

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