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[Hiroshima ・ City] Tour of Aki no Kuni COOL HIROSHIMA "Old Martial Arts / Iaido" SAMURAI Experience Plan

  • Beginners welcome - First try
  • Empty-hands OK
  • Operate rain or shine
  • Children welcome
  • Recommended for foreigners
  • Possible number of bookings
  • Participating age
    Age 13歳 ~ Age 100
  • Duration
    1~2 hours

Iaido is a martial art of handling the Japanese sword, practiced by samurais.
It is an art of controlling your body and sword correctly to sudden attacks of enemies at any time and at any place, while sitting or standing or walking.
「Iai wa saya no uchi ni ari」is used to express an art of striking an opponent by drawing a sword instantly before he draws his sword from the sheath.
In this plan you can watch iaido training held at Muso Jikiden Eishin School, which is considered to be the most
conservative school continuing the traditions of Iaido founders.​ ​
At the beginning you will watch a sword practice of hanshi (master) and then you can practice cutting obi, using a mock sword.
Also, you will experience to hold a real sword and practice swinging it.
※English speaking guide is available.

Beauty of a Real Sword

The Japanese swords used by hanshi in training are the real swords used by samurais.​ ​
It can be a valuable experience as you can look the sword thoroughly and hold it in your hands.
The sword weight is usually between 800 gr.~1 kg. and when you hold it you may feel a samurai spirit.​ ​

Tour Steps​ 1

①Assemble: 19:00
②Presentation about Iaido and the Japanese sword by an instructor, a head of the school:19:15~19:30
③Watch iaido practice using real swords by school members:19:30~19:45
④Put on an obi belt and practice using mock swords:19:45~20:15
~How to handle the sword, practice swinging, iaido lessons and etc.
⑤The Japanese real sword experience:20:15~20:25

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    Required minimum number of participants 2 Person(s)
    Possible number of bookings 2~10
    Operating period From August 2017~Every week, on Tuesday
    Assembly time 19:00
    Booking deadline Before 7 days until 23:59 local time​ ​

    Changing room Toilet
    Shower Parking

    Dress code - Must bring items Please wear comfortable clothes.
    About rental items No special requirements.

    Other notifications Access to: HIROSHIMA Prefectural Sports Center

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    広島県立総合体育館 武道場
    Assembly point

    6-67 Motomachi Naka-ku Hiroshima city
    Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center , Martial Arts Entrance​ ​​ ​

    If you arrive by car

    Parking lot availble(30min/220yen)

    If you arrive by train

    From JR Hiroshima Station
    ・Hiroden 2(To Hiroden Miyajima guchi)⇒ From 「Kamiyacho Nishi」10 min. walk​ ​
    ・Hiroden 6(To Eba)⇒ From「Kamiyacho Nishi」10 min. walk
    ・Hiroden Bus 3 (To Kanon)⇒ From「Kamiyacho」10min. walk

    If you arrive by other means of transportation

    From Hiroshima Airport
    Limousine Bus「Kamiyacho」about 50min.​ ​

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