Mid Summer Special Sale

10% Off on All Jisei & Minosaka Iaito

Did you already take your vacations or are you about to?
Part of our staff already did and is back to work, some will leave soon, but we stay 100% operational for daily operations!

Did you participate in any seminar this summer?
We haven't yet, but it's coming!

With those who take their vacation in July or August in mind, we chose to have a mid-summer discount running during both months, so everybody will be able to take advantage of it. We've decided to offer 10% discount off on all our Iaito. As you know, Iaito have a fairly long production time, three weeks at best for Minosaka, and up to four months for Jisei's full custom. So, in order to make sure you have a chance to get a new Iaito for the new season coming, we're running the sale now, long before the season begins. Nonetheless, we still recommend to order as soon as possible as we are expecting manufacturing delays to increase by about a week due to the O'Bon period that is set between August 12th and August 17th for this 2019 edition.

O'Bon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. Nowadays, it is a one week period during which many Japanese companies close and allow their employees to take some vacations with their families. All generations meet for parties and celebrations in honor to the ancestors. Japan has a fairly positive vision of death and if it's always with a heavy heart that we visit the graves of our ancestors, we celebrate our family time with joy.

No worries though, we've anticipated this period and our shipping estimations displayed on the website will still be accurate.

Mid-July report

  • All the demonstrations of the 57th All Japan Aikido playlist are now published.
  • We conducted a very interesting interview with master craftsman Tokusanai, a Kendo Bogu craftsman. Although Seido does not sell Kendo Bogu for the very simple reason that there are no 100% made in Japan full Bogu sets available on the market, we are very interested in this craftsmanship that barely survives through the very last generation of craftsmen (they work on a per order basis and do not have enough capacity to fill national market, let alone the international market).
    This interview will be published by the end of the summer, so stay tuned!

And that's it for the first half of July. The next few weeks won't see much updates, but we're still working on our projects, and we'll keep you updated.

Enjoy our contents, enjoy the discounts, and have fun on the mats!

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