Originally I have just wanted to find more about a very special type of shinai, called fukuro shinai (roughly: shinai in a leather bag) And very quickly the whole thing transformed into a nice cultural journey.
After checking the Hungarian Wiki article on fukuro shinai  I found a picture of a kenjutsu demonstration in a beautiful Japanese temple. I felt I must find out more about this temple! After few additional clicks I have been browsing the pictures of stunning Itsukushima Shrine.
At low tide
But let's return to the original topic: fukuro shinai.
The famous ''Shinkage Ryu Fukuro Shinai'' was created by Kamiizumi Isenokami, the founder of the Shinkage Ryu. Some additional pictures :
Daito approximate length: 98 cm; approx. weight: 500 g.
Shoto approximate length: 61 cm; approx. weight: 310 g.
They are made entirely of one piece of selected Bamboo, and covered with deerskin leather. Additional pictures: