Tameshigiri (Japanese Swordsmanship)

Tameshigiri is using a real Japanese sword (called Katana) for test cutting on rolls of bamboo matting. This practice was popularized in the Edo period (17th century) for testing the quality of Japanese swords. And by trying Tameshigiri you can learn how to use a real Japanese sword from a Japanese Iaido Master in Naha, Okinawa.

What is Tameshigiri?​

Tameshigiri is Japanese sword test cutting on rolls of
bamboo matting as in the following video.

Tameshigiri video taken in Naha.


1. Lecture: Iaido master will teach you how to both use and cut with a Japanese sword.
2. Practice: Cut rolls of bamboo matting by using a real Japanese sword.
3. Visit the shop of Japanese swords and Japanese armor.
*You could buy things and have them sent to your country.


Price for one person (Not including tax)   7,000 JPY
Minimum Participants   1 person〜
Duration   30〜60 minutes
Location   Central Naha

Cancel Policy

If you want to cancel your reservation, there will be a cancellation fee based on the following cancel policy.

 Estimate  Free
After application〜15 days before the activity day   25% cancellation fee
8〜14 days before   50% cancellation fee
 Within 7 days  100% cancellation fee