From the hands of the craftsman to the shipment to the end consumer

Streamlining the production process and sales of Tozando brand products From the hands of the craftsman to the shipment to the end consumer Production that starts with the raw materials Production is an important factor in maintaining consistent high quality of standard for our products. This starts with not only ensuring the quality of the raw materials that we procure in Japan, but also the materials that are made and imported from overseas. Our obsession towards the raw materials does not simply end at quality of the completed product, but also the process that leads there and the degree of perfection of the final product is also evaluated. In this…

Tozando’s Three Committments

We have come so far by being committed to our business Because we are committed we are where we are today The following are the three commitments that defines Tozando Committed to quality Being committed to quality can mean to provide top quality products without compromising, but in order to do so, you also need to ensure that the traditional craftsmanship and experience are passed down to the next generation. By only saying that you are the very best, or first class or being a certain generation, you wouldn’t understand the weight of tradition. Just by nurturing the experience and knowledge of our predecessors and inheriting their very soul through…

Tozando Physical Stores

Tozando currently has a total of four branch stores, three in Kyoto and one in Tokyo. In Kyoto, the Nishijin Store, Shogoin Store and Kyoto Budogu Store, and in Tokyo the Tokyo Showroom. Please see the detailed description for each of them below: TOZANDO NISHIJIN “KENDO” STORE Your one-stop in Kyoto for Kendo Equipment and also a limited amount of Aikido and Judo equipment. This is also the location of our Kyoto Kendo Workshop with experienced Craftsmen making Bogu and offering repair services. >>detailed information SHOGOIN “SWORD & YOROI “STORE The place in Kyoto you want to go to if you are looking for Japanese Swords, Antique Swords, Yoroi (Japanese…

A word from Mr. Kimura

An enterprise that continues to please We make every effort to operate our company in a socially pleasing way by having happy customers, business partners, and employees. This is in line with principles espoused by the Omi merchants in Shiga called “Sanpo Yoshi” or “Three directional good” ‒ Good for the seller, good for the buyer, and good for society. In other words, if the seller and buyer are satisfied, this will contribute to further prosperity in society at large. Coming from this Omi merchant philosophy are hugely successful Japanese companies such as Itochu Corporation, Marubeni, Takashimaya, Toyota, Seibu Railway, Toyobo, Nissay, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. It is no exaggeration…

Introduction

Sharing the beauty of Japanese culture through Budo Founded in 1989, in Kyoto – the center of traditional Japanese culture, Tozando is a budo (Japanese martial arts) equipment manufacturer. From the conception and development of products, to the final sale, Tozando covers all aspects of the production process and distribution. Tozando’s mission is to help all people gain access to budo equipment made in accordance with the highest manufacturing standards and Japanese traditions. Budo equipment cherished in more than 70 countries around the world Budo is not just another “sport”. It is a path or a “way” which one pursue for their whole life. In this same spirit, we believe…