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Memorable Kendo Matches 17: Ryoichi Uchimura (2006 All Japan Championships)

“I want to become No. 1 in Japan” Uchimura Ryohei attributes his first All Japan Kendo Championship title to all the hard work and unending effort that he put in everyday. Appearing in the All Japan Championship for the first time in 2005, Uchimura lost to Harada Satoru in the Read More

Ichigo Ichie – My Win-A-Trip-To-Japan Experience

Like all previous winners of this contest, I felt shock and surprise when Tozando informed me that I was selected as the winner to travel to Kyoto, Japan. And yes, I pinched myself when I saw the email! All I could think about was how to take this opportunity and make it an experience not only to benefit my kendo but also my life. After all, this trip was a once in a life experience.

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Kendo practice Keiko in the sunset

Tozando 2019 Essay contest Winner: Kendo as a way of life is hard

This article by Mihai Dutescu takes a look at the objectives of kendo and why we should embrace the difficulty that lies ahead on our chosen path. Kendo as a way of life is hard Choosing to practice kendo as a way of life as opposed to only a sport Read More

The samurai ate much like everyone else, but not everything was on the menu.

Forbidden Food for Samurai

Nowadays, people usually eat three times a day, and we are strongly advised not to skip breakfast.  By the Meiji era, the three-meal-a-day custom was already in place, but during the Sengoku period two meals a day was the norm.  It was quite random, as sometimes there would only be Read More

What kind of payment methods do you offer?

Tozando can accept payment from international customers with the following methods: Credit Card: We accept payment via VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards for international customers. Payments using VISA and MasterCard are mostly processed automatically at the time you check out your shopping cart. However, American Express cards unfortunately Read More

Why is the status of my order “processing”

The “processing” status could mean a lot of different things, for example, it could mean that we are processing or have processed your order and it’s under production or that we are preparing your order for shipping. It could also mean that some of the products in your order is Read More

Does the free shipping apply to my country?

Free shipping from Tozando is generally valid for all the products which are listed as such, for example for Bokken, Iaito, etc. for most of the major countries in the world.  However, please note that there are countries to which we unfortunately can not offer ‘free shipping’, due to special Read More

Do your customer support speak my language?

The Tozando International Staff that are in-charge of taking care of the orders and customer support all comes from different backgrounds and at the moment we can supply customer support in English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, Swedish and of course Japanese. However, please be reminded that our database system does Read More