Tameshigiri (Japanese Swordsmanship)

Tameshigiri is using a real Japanese sword (called Katana) for test cutting on rolls of bamboo matting. This practice was popularized in the Edo period (17th century) for testing the quality of Japanese swords. And by trying Tameshigiri you can learn how to use a real Japanese sword from a Japanese Iaido Master in Naha, Okinawa.
* Duration: 30 minutes
* Starts: Naha, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Sports Lessons




Tameshigiri is using a real Japanese sword (called Katana) for test cutting on rolls of bamboo matting. This practice was popularized in the Edo period (17th century) for testing the quality of Japanese swords. And by trying Tameshigiri you can learn how to use a real Japanese sword from a Japanese Iaido Master in Naha, Okinawa.

Itinerary

1. Lecture: Iaido master will teach you how to both use and cut with a Japanese sword.
2. Practice: Cut rolls of bamboo matting by using a real Japanese sword.
3. Shopping: The shop has many Japanese swords and Japanese armor for sale*.
*You could buy things and have them sent to your country.