Nihonga Series Shinai Bags - Tora
These beautifully made shinai bags are exclusive to our shop! Each bag in this series brings you an expressive, powerful, and traditional piece of Japanese art and are made proudly in Japan. Each piece was selected for not only its aesthetic beauty, but for the underlying meaning they possess and the connection that these pieces of art have with budo!
The first bag in this series is "Tora". The tiger, though not native to Japan, has long been a focal point in Japanese art. Tiger pelts and even live tigers were highly prized imports for the samurai throughout Japanese history. So too was the act of hunting the amazing beasts when the samurai found themselves in China and Korea. The art that originally began in China and Korea also inspired artists in Japan to try their hand at capturing the essence of these seemingly mystical creatures. From Maruyama Okyo to Hokusai, the tiger became a recurring theme in Japanese art with their piercing eyes and dazzling stripes.
100% Polyester Fabric / Synthetic Leather Base
*These are order made items. Please allow 2-3 weeks for production.