Design Competition – Kendogu for Women: Entries/Members Vote

応募作品・メンバー投票 Click on each entry image and you will be able to see all of the artwork and text in both English and Japanese. Please cast your vote by clicking the ‘Go to vote’ button at the bottom of this page – you will be taken to the member’s only page to vote. One voteContinue reading “Design Competition – Kendogu for Women: Entries/Members Vote”

Onna Bugeisha: La Mujer y La Naginata

Por Curtis Abu Traducción al español: José Vargas Las mujeres y su rol como guerreras en la historia de Japón es un tema interesante que me gustaría mencionar. Existe mucha literatura, obras, y piezas de arte sobre onna bugeisha1, o guerreras femeninas en español, que demuestran sus características. Dependiendo del período, se dice que lasContinue reading “Onna Bugeisha: La Mujer y La Naginata”

Design Competition – Kendogu for Women

Design Brief and submission Design a kendogu for women that can help women wear and train in kendo more comfortably and minimise or eliminate current issues they have with the traditional kendogu. Describe the proposed design. Describe what feature(s) have been added, modified or removed from the traditional kendogu and how to wear etc. RulesContinue reading “Design Competition – Kendogu for Women”

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 costContinue reading “Book by Maeda Shinko”



Onna Bugeisha: Women and the Naginata

by Curtis Abu Women and their role as warriors in the history of Japan is an interesting topic I’d like to touch upon. There are many literature, plays, and artworks of onna bugeisha1, or female warriors in English, that portray their feats. Depending on the time period, onna bugeisha are said to have had theirContinue reading “Onna Bugeisha: Women and the Naginata”

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