The iaito seen on a rack above its saya.
The full iaito seen inside the saya.
The iaito unsheathed.
Close-up of the blade.
The saya lacquer senn up close.
Full view of the tsuka, note the kuyomon menuki.
The rounded pommel of the higo kashira fitting.
The higo wakizashi next to its saya.
Close-up of the bohi.
Close-up of the fuchi.
The kuyomon menuki wrapped beneath cotton.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
The basic namako tsuba.
Close-up of the kashira fitting.
The makidome knot at the end of the tsuka.
Close-up of the kissaki.
Close-up of the bohi.
The kissaki profile seen from above.
Close-up of the sageo.
Close-up of the kuroishime lacquer of the saya,
Full view of the wakizashi sheathed in its saya.
The higo daisho displayed on a swrod rack.
Both iaito inside their chaishime saya.
The daisho iaito and wakizashi, unsheathed and next to each other.
Close-up of the daisho in their saya.
Close-up of the unsheathed daisho.
The kuyomon menuki underneath brown silk ito.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
Close-up of the makidome knot.
The karakusa style higo kashira fitting.
The namako tsuba option.
Close-up of the shonai habaki on the daisho.
Close-up of the fuchigane.
Close-up of the blade and bohi groove.
Close-up of the sword tip (kissaki).
The blade geometry of the kissaki seen from above.
Close-up of the honchaishime saya lacquer option.
The higo wakizashi next to its saya.
Close-up of the fuchi.
The kuyomon menuki wrapped beneath cotton.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
The basic namako tsuba.
Close-up of the kashira fitting.
The makidome knot at the end of the tsuka.
Close-up of the kissaki.
The kissaki profile seen from above.
Close-up of the sageo.
Close-up of the kuroishime lacquer of the saya,
Full view of the wakizashi sheathed in its saya.
A size chart showing the blade length and related information.
A size chart displaying what tsuka length matches respective blade lengths for iaito.
The iaito seen on a rack above its saya.
The full iaito seen inside the saya.
The iaito unsheathed.
Close-up of the blade.
The saya lacquer senn up close.
Full view of the tsuka, note the kuyomon menuki.
The rounded pommel of the higo kashira fitting.
The higo wakizashi next to its saya.
Close-up of the bohi.
Close-up of the fuchi.
The kuyomon menuki wrapped beneath cotton.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
The basic namako tsuba.
Close-up of the kashira fitting.
The makidome knot at the end of the tsuka.
Close-up of the kissaki.
Close-up of the bohi.
The kissaki profile seen from above.
Close-up of the sageo.
Close-up of the kuroishime lacquer of the saya,
Full view of the wakizashi sheathed in its saya.
The higo daisho displayed on a swrod rack.
Both iaito inside their chaishime saya.
The daisho iaito and wakizashi, unsheathed and next to each other.
Close-up of the daisho in their saya.
Close-up of the unsheathed daisho.
The kuyomon menuki underneath brown silk ito.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
Close-up of the makidome knot.
The karakusa style higo kashira fitting.
The namako tsuba option.
Close-up of the shonai habaki on the daisho.
Close-up of the fuchigane.
Close-up of the blade and bohi groove.
Close-up of the sword tip (kissaki).
The blade geometry of the kissaki seen from above.
Close-up of the honchaishime saya lacquer option.
The higo wakizashi next to its saya.
Close-up of the fuchi.
The kuyomon menuki wrapped beneath cotton.
Close-up of the kuyomon menuki.
The basic namako tsuba.
Close-up of the kashira fitting.
The makidome knot at the end of the tsuka.
Close-up of the kissaki.
The kissaki profile seen from above.
Close-up of the sageo.
Close-up of the kuroishime lacquer of the saya,
Full view of the wakizashi sheathed in its saya.
A size chart showing the blade length and related information.
A size chart displaying what tsuka length matches respective blade lengths for iaito.

Minosaka Higo Koshirae Iaito Wakizashi

$933.94

Since its first introduction, this Higo Koshirae has been and still is one of the best selling iaito in Japan and worldwide thanks to the quality of its construction, authentic design and affordable cost. The brass fittings feature a karakusa - creeping vines - theme in the traditional rounded pommel higo style.

The classic higo style uses the namako style tsuba and kuyomon menuki (closely associated with the Hosokawa clan), but this koshirae can be customized and you are free to choose your own design.

An excellent choice for practitioners who also practice shoto kata as part of their curriculum.

This wakizashi features the same brass higo-style fittings as its larger cousin, again it is semi customisable allowing you to change the tsuba and menuki to match your preference. For those want to match classic higo style koshirae of the old Higo Province, we recommend choosing the namako tsuba and kuyomon menuki.

Both styles can be purchased together as a Daiso Set. Please bear in mind this is designed for iaido practice and is an iaito, it is not suitable for contact kata such as the Nihon Kendo no Kata. The blades are made from a lightweight zinc/aluminium alloy that cannot be sharpened - like all Minosaka Iaito, these are made at their workshop in Gifu Prefecture.