Book by Maeda Shinko

We are pleased to announce that Maeda Shinko sensei’s only book “Josei no tameno Kendo Shido Handbook” (Women’s Kendo Instruction Handbook) is on sale at our Japanese subscription site for people in Japan. Or contact us if you want a copy that needs to be shipped outside of Japan. We will confirm the shipment cost and handle case by case. This is a unique opportunity as the book has never been on sale broadly when it was published in 2012. She has researched women’s kendo for over 40 years and this is the compilation of her research. Read her full story on our magazine 2022 Spring issue Vol.3 where she is interviewed and discusses some key issues including gender matter and the nature of women’s problems in kendo that has existed within feudal society for a long time. The direction of women’s kendo that she believes needs to go is much discussed in the book also. Much more, the book will be published in English from Bunkasha International, soon. We will keep posted about this great news as this fantastic project progresses!


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