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4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 9 Bu

4.21 Shaku White Oak Jo 9 Bu

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I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
We've been facing the significant shipping delay of Bokken and Bo/Jo items we've never experienced before due to the delivery delay from the workshop, which was caused by business closure of one of the biggest workshops in September last year we had relied on. The existing workshop taking over all the orders also have been experiencing the heaviest demands ever that honestly, I regret to tell you that they cannot ship the orders as scheduled at this moment.
I would be grateful if you would understand we need around 13 weeks to ship out the Bokken and Bo/Jo items.
Again, I'm terribly sorry for all the trouble caused and I really appreciate your kind forgiveness regarding this issue.

Our Price: $33.70

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: 013-JOC4WS49

Information Sizing
This is a Standard White Oak Jo used widely by Aikido, Jodo and Koryu practitioners. This is the most popular 9-bu (27.3mm) model.
Please see the pic 2 for diameter comparison (6th from left).

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: 9-Bu (27.3mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 700 grams

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 27 Write a review.

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5 of 5 June 5, 2020
Reviewer: Gilberto Serrano de Almeida from London, London United Kingdom  

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1 of 5 Unsure as they have not yet arrived. May 29, 2020
Reviewer: Antonio Miranda from Summer Hill, NSW Australia  
Japan, China, Korea, Singapore and still on its way...

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5 of 5 Excellent Experience February 7, 2020
Reviewer: James Bush from Texas, United States  
I purchased this Jo to add Suburi forms to my workout. Out of all the products I checked online, Tozando looked to have the best product for price.

After ordering I realized I got a great product. The Jo is straight, balanced, and smooth. It fits my needs excellently.

Shipping from Tozando to Texas was surprisingly fast and no issues occurred.

I will purchase from Tozando again and recommend this company to others.

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5 of 5 Excellent January 18, 2020
Reviewer: Agnes Lendvai from Törökbálint, Pest Hungary  
Excellent quality, beautiful workmanship, problem-free international shipping (to Hungary).  Very satisfied with both the product and the service.

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5 of 5 Great experience and great product! January 17, 2020
Reviewer: Justin Chien from Boston, Massachusetts United States  
I ordered two Jo's with engraving. I wasn't sure how it may look like with the picture provided for the engraving. Not only the jo is made of quality wood, the jo is straight and solid, and the engraving was perfect! I was also concerning how it would turn out: ordering something from Japan to be delivered to USA. Well, I will do it again. Good quality product and good communication. I am glad I found a good company!

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