Within the forum, attendees will have the opportunity to visit 15 exhibition booths featuring items that celebrate Oriental culture in general, offering a complete and immersive cultural experience.

Cooperativa Sociale Oasi

The Oasi Cooperative is based in Lentate sul Seveso (MB) in the Birago district. Since 1989 it has been a reference point for issues related to the world of disability, even for neighboring municipalities. The mission of OASI is to stimulate the resources and potential of each individual, engaging them in manual activities, and recognizing the psychophysical disabled as having an active position within society.

Services offered:

  1. Work Cooperative
  2. Socializing Projects
  3. Training for Autonomy

In the SFA (Training for Autonomy Service), the Painting Workshop was started in 2014.

Kirikaeshi

Merchandising for Kendo was created by Kendoka artists. Hand-sewn bags, personalized trophies, and much more. Worldwide shipping.

Nippon Budo

Products of all kinds for Kendo, as well as for Iaido, Judo, and Kyudo, handmade and machine-made by Ryuzo Tada based on three generations of experience with modern and innovative techniques; on-site repairs and customizations, as well as the innovative Budo Tourism service, where the passion for martial arts merges with the passion for travel.

Kanno Orimono

A company specialized in producing traditional Tenugui (multi-purpose cloth “handkerchiefs” typical of Japanese culture). Creations of all shapes and types, with specific customizations and the possibility of worldwide shipping.

Nine Circles

Online store selling authentic Japanese equipment for various martial arts, such as iaido, kendo, and naginata. One of the widest product ranges ever: swords, armor, clothing, accessories, and more.

Tozando Europe

Since 1989, Tozando has been producing and shipping high-quality equipment for martial artists around the world from its headquarters in Kyoto. To offer its customers even better quality service, Tozando is now expanding into Europe and will be present at the WKC as an event sponsor.

Luni Editrice

The Luni publishing house was founded in 1992 by Matteo Luteriani, to spread the ideas that animate Italian reflection by making many often unobtainable texts from the Eastern world available and accessible to the Italian public. Today, while maintaining its oriental philosophical attitude, Luni has expanded its interests to pedagogy, medieval studies, contemporary history, literature, and much more, distinguishing itself among the leading publishers on the Italian scene for the depth of the topics covered and the extreme care of the quality of translations and the very manufacture of the books.

CIK

The Italian Kendo Confederation (CIK) is responsible for promoting the disciplines of Kendo, Iaido, Jodo, and Naginata on Italian territory. It is a member and, consequently, the only body on the territory of the Italian Republic, recognized by the International Kendo Federation (FIK – member SportAccord), the European Kendo Federation (EKF), and the International Naginata Federation (INF) for the management of the practice and dissemination of the disciplines Kendo, Iaido, Jodo, and Naginata. As a member of the FIK (International Kendo Federation), the Italian Kendo Confederation is the only entity recognized by the Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei, the undisputed leading national federation in the world for the indicated disciplines.

E-Bogu

E-BOGU.COM is an online store based in Irvine, California, offering high-quality equipment for various martial arts, such as kendo, aikido, karate, judo, taekwondo, jiujitsu, and many others. A vast range of products of all kinds: uniforms, bogu, weapons, and every element useful for martial practice.

All Japan Budogu

A company with eighty years of history, a world leader in the production of every single part that makes up the Bogu (the armor used in kendo practice). Renowned for being the company that produces the highest quality kendo equipment with expert local craftsmen from the Miyazaki Prefecture. It will also be present at the WKC as a sponsor of the prize for the first-place winners in both individual competitions.

Gokan Co.

A young and dynamic company, specializing in wood processing. With the full support of the Japanese Government, Gokan Co. will be present at the WKC showcasing what its skilled artisans can build using original Japanese materials: the floor of a dojo, made with Japanese wood in the characteristic elastic surface used in the best martial arts halls in the world.

Sho-Chiho

Japanese calligraphy of excellent quality, not coincidentally chosen for writing names on the zekken (the name tag for the practitioner and the country of origin) of the Japanese National Team for these championships. The art of shodō (the Way of Writing) is applied to any type of surface, with consultation and customization possibilities.

Poste Italiane

The Poste Italiane Group represents a unique reality for its size, recognizability, capillarity, and customer trust, and provides an important contribution to the country’s economic, social, and productive fabric. It will be present at the WKC with philately products for enthusiasts or simple curious people, as well as for the distribution of the ordinary stamp belonging to the thematic series “Sport” and dedicated to the XIX Kendo World Championships, issued directly by the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy.

Nunzio

Directly from Sicily, the craftsman Nunzio Grassia will showcase the bokken (wooden training swords) of his production. These are high-quality Italian products, handmade on the slopes of Etna, appreciated by enthusiasts or simple admirers of the ancient Sicilian art of woodwork.

Tsubasa Budogu

Creative and innovative Kendo equipment, designed and made with care and experience, and a selection of the most intelligent and high-performing Budogu products, mainly from collaborations and connections with Japanese workshops, international factories, producers, suppliers, and individual craftsmen. A passion born from the love for the practice of Kendo declined in the search for the best equipment solutions for Kendoka of all kinds, from beginners to professionals.