Fukuro shinai? Those are not used in kendo, and are very appropriate for empty hand vs sword practice.
In the ASU we practice two sword forms, but the shoto is pretty long.
We are purchasing some of these while in Japan for our Dojo. Sensei reckons they don't hurt as much when you get whacked on the shoulder opposed to being whacked with a Bokken. I believe you.
I have been doing some internet research for him on the different type available.Any suggestions on shops in Tokyo?