Full view of the red oak version of the jo.
Close-up of the kashira end of the red oak jo.
Side on view of the red oak wood grain and kashira.
Full length view of the red oak jo.
Full length view of the white oak jo.
Side-by-side comparison of the various thicknesses and materials available.
Full view of the red oak version of the jo.
Close-up of the kashira end of the red oak jo.
Side on view of the red oak wood grain and kashira.
Full length view of the red oak jo.
Full length view of the white oak jo.
Side-by-side comparison of the various thicknesses and materials available.

4.21 Shaku Jo

$71.01
Material
Thickness

The Jo is a short staff used in Jodo, Aikido and various Koryu styles of bujutsu.  It is a simple staff and can come in various lengths.  The most common length is approximately 127.6cm which is where the 4.21 Shaku comes from.  Shaku is a traditional Japanese unit of measurement.

Our Jo are made by the Aramaki workshop of Kyushu from locally sourced materials.  You can choose between Japanese Red or White Oak.  Red Oak is light and easy to handle, whilst White oak is denser and heavier - more suited to vigorous contact training.