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  • indigo0086
    started a topic red string around shinai

    red string around shinai

    I've noticed that there are three red stirngs wrapped several times around the shinai. I was wondering hwat exactly they are there for? I know the white string is needed there, but what about the red ones.

  • not-I
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    Kendoka are all a bunch of goofballs at heart.

    And don't forget that the red thread used to be the one that held your hakama's crotch together.

    To wit:

    Ten days in the temple and my mind is reeling!
    Between my legs the red thread stretches and stretches.
    If you come some other day and ask for me,
    Better look in a fish stall, a sake shop, or a brothel.

    - Ikky Sjun.

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  • Mr.Tvola
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    this forum is cool

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  • Swissv2
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    my shinai has +5 to mana, um...

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  • Hai_hai
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    Originally posted by mystic_kendoka
    ...what do you mean invisible shield?..
    You know, the plastic bag it comes wrapped in.

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  • mystic_kendoka
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    Hai Hai you are a stupid git!

    what do you mean invisible shield? if you open the shinai and look at the bottom of the tsukagawa, there is a little chip there, its a personal shield generator, it doesnt protect against rain snow or mud, it protects you against laser blasts, you dont think laser blasts exist? thats becuz u have the shield generator!

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  • indigo0086
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    I just cut off the strings and...long story short, any Onmyou here?

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  • Masahiro
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    hahahahahahaha. .. ...is someone keeping count of just how many purpose the red strings can serve? I personally lost count from laughing too hard.

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  • Hai_hai
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    My shinai was made during the Tokugawa era and comes complete with an "invisible shield" protecting it from harmful elements of rain, snow, and mud. The invisible shield allows the hand-cut leather grip tanned from an ostrich to remain untouched by mortals. The three red ties symbolize the three points of Okinawa: ocean, peace, & development... the only way to achieve ki-ken-tai-ichi. The invisible shield is fastened with a white string, representing the key to peace. If I recall correctly, gaijin seem to think the mokuteki or purpose of these items is for "packaging and shipping".

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  • psywarblade
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    Originally posted by LNGUYEN
    The red strings are the trick from ancient Japan, around 5000 year ago. They were special die in the virgin blood so when the swordmen killed their enemy, the spirits were chasing away from the virgin blood. Also, with red color, when they moved their sword, it had the effective like hypnotize toward the enemy. The faster they move, the red string would make beautiful illusion until the enemy said: "Wow, that is so cool Dude". At that point, the swordmen knew the time was right to strike for instant kill. Today, for the shinai, we just use the regular die but if you look hard, you still can get the red string die by virgin blood for quite a price.
    If i could find a virgin at the right time of the month I can sell you some cheap ....

    all together now ... EWWWW!!

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  • DCPan
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    Originally posted by LNGUYEN
    The red strings are the trick from ancient Japan, around 5000 year ago. They were special die in the virgin blood so when the swordmen killed their enemy, the spirits were chasing away from the virgin blood.
    You rookie...

    My uber-madake made in Emperial Japan by the 18th soke of seibu-ha shinai-kesuri-ryu comes with black-string made from dragon tendons and gold string made from the finest gold interwined with blond hair of the fairest princesses from far and wide....

    FWIW.

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  • LNGUYEN
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    The red strings are the trick from ancient Japan, around 5000 year ago. They were special die in the virgin blood so when the swordmen killed their enemy, the spirits were chasing away from the virgin blood. Also, with red color, when they moved their sword, it had the effective like hypnotize toward the enemy. The faster they move, the red string would make beautiful illusion until the enemy said: "Wow, that is so cool Dude". At that point, the swordmen knew the time was right to strike for instant kill. Today, for the shinai, we just use the regular die but if you look hard, you still can get the red string die by virgin blood for quite a price.

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  • D'Artagnan
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    Those strings are RED???!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought they were Blue!!!!!

    OH MY GOD!! I'M COLOURBLIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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  • psywarblade
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    The red strings are reminders taken from the legend of the string around the finger. But because we have Kote on we cant see our fingers. So to adapt it we tie them around the Shinai.

    String 1 - is to remind you to check your stance and spacing

    String 2 - is to remind you to raise your hands to the right position above your head

    String 3 - is to remind you that while you are worrying about strings 1 and 2 your opponent is gonna beat the hell out of you and this is really going to hurt.


    Hope that cleared that mess up.

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  • gsx1100s
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    I don't have red string or a red magic marker to draw the line back........I only have a glitter pen ....is that acceptable?? ...oh it also glows in the dark.....the pen I mean ....

    cheers Michael
    Last edited by gsx1100s; 15th July 2004, 12:13 PM.

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