Tozando is one of the largest budo-items producers in Japan specialized in Dogi, wooden weapons and Hakama. Tozando was founded in 1989. About 80 people currently work at Kyoto.
Tozando’s mission is to produce good and affordable Aikido items. Because it is one of the largest producers in Japan, it can produce relatively inexpensively (many products are also made in China). Since Tozanda also makes many other budo items, you can tell much of its knowledge and experience has been passed on to Aikido items.
Aikipro and Tozando
As of June 2016, Aikipro also supplies Aikido clothing and Aikido items by Tozando. Tozando is the third Japanese brand (after Seido and Iwata) for Aikipro. It is not just a brand. Presently, the first steps as official reseller have been taken, and Aikipro is looking forward to a long and successful collaboration with Tozando!