Kendo Archive is the home page of the academic party of branch of KENDO affiliated withJapanese Academy of BUDO. About 100 domestic members are currently active in this party. The members come from a wide variety of professions mainly composed of researchers and university staff.
We have the following purposes:

Promote scientific interest and research in kendo.
Facilitate interdisciplinary communication.
Advance physical arts and kendo as a science.
Apply the man of knowledge from the research to the practical field.
Go a long way toward developing academic science of kendo for all over the world. 


Special Project for the 16th WKC | Division of Kendo, Japanese Academy of Budo
" Exploring Japanese Culture through Kendo Equipment "

27th May 2015, It has ended
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"Exploring Japanese Culture through Kendo Equipment"
- Material & Process - 16WKC's Special Project

Anchoman: Sotaro HONDA(Fukuoka University of Education)
Interpreter: Alexander Bennett(Kansai Univ.),
Yoshiko ODA(Tokaigakuen Univ.)

Edited by Ken-ichiro MUTOH (Seikei Univ.)
Cinematography by Yuji ARITA, Jyunko Oishi (Tsukuba Univ.)

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"Exploring Japanese Culture through Kendo Equipment"
- Experience course - 16WKC's Special Project

Anchoman: Sotaro HONDA(Fukuoka University of Education)
Interpreter: Alexander Bennett(Kansai Univ.),
Yoshiko ODA(Tokaigakuen Univ.)

Edited by Ken-ichiro MUTOH (Seikei Univ.)
Cinematography by Jyunko Oishii (Tsukuba Univ.)

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Thank you for coming to our project. This project was a big success. We are grateful for great effort and support from lecturers. We hope to see everyone again at the next opportunity.
Please look at Japanese page.


@Kendo is a physical and cultural activity that has originated in Japan and passed to the world.
Kendo has developed into its current form largely through the widespread adoption of shinai and gbogu,h or armor in the 18th century. During the Sh?toku Period (1711-1716), due to the efforts of Naganuma Shir?zaemon Kunisato and others, gshinai uchikomi kenjutsuh (shinai striking techniquesh) were born. Yoshimitsu Takeyasu, president of the International Kendo Federation, praised this event as ga monumental innovation that has shaped modern Kendo.h This also underscores the importance of Kendo equipment in understanding modern Kendo.
@To produce Kendo equipment, an advanced craftsmanship inherited from armor-making is needed: sewing, dewing, lacquering, tanning leather, working with bamboo; all of these are the manifestations of Japanese culture searching for the highest beauty and functionality. It is important that everyone practicing Kendo understands their equipment properly, as a product of the knowledge of Japanese people acquired through their long history.
@On this occasion, the opening of 16th World Kendo Championship, I would like to propose this project to all Kendo practitioners of the world, to appreciate and further understand the origins and true nature of their Kendo equipment.


Schedule
@Date: 2015. May 27th (Wed) 10:00-12:00
@Place: National Olympic Memorial Youth Center, Central Bldg. 417.
@>Part One DVD fThe heart and technique of Kendogu craftsmenf, 1 hour.
@(This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 23300219. Project planning : Toshinobu Sakai (University of Tsukuba))
@>Part Two Workshop fLetfs feel original Kendo equipment!f 1 hour.
@Lecturer: Eiichi Tetsukawa (Kendo equipment expert, Tokyo Shobudo)
@Assistants: Hirohisa Inoue and Kazuki Saito (Kendo equipment experts, Tokyo Shobudo).



update
Nippon Kendo Kata | Considerations for Instruction SAKUDO Masao
Osaka Univ. of Health and Sport Science
Finnish Kendo Travel Diary
Japanese Culture Abroad\Uncertainty, Inspiration and Appreciation
SAKAI Toshinobu
Tsukuba Univ.
 Hyperthermia in Kendo SAITO Makoto
Senshu Univ.
 Research into the Development of Safe Kendo Training Equipment

NAKIRI Fuminori
Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Tech.

The process of acquiring technical knowledge in kendo Presenter OKUMURA Motoki
Tsukuba Univ.