Blanks to make your own Nafuda. Use our downloadable templates and easily transfer them to these wooden tablets or, if you prefer, use oil or acrylic paint to handwrite the Kanji.

These are made to fit in our Nafudakake and come pre-finished, on one side, for a finer result. Sold in 20 unit packages (our Nafudakake modules fit 20 nafuda per row).


( 2 in stock )

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3 $23.17 $5.63
6 $21.29 $22.54

Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for finishing and preparation before we can ship this product. If you want to offer it as a gift, and you think it will not make it in time, consider having us send a card like this one.

  • MaterialsEuropean grown Chestnut
    Nafuda blank size (cm)14,8 x 4,6 x 0,5
    Not Includedtransfer liquid/medium

    How to make your Nafuda:

    We've looked for a method you can use to easily make good-looking nafuda, with the grades and names of all the people in your Dojo. If you still prefer to use traditional calligraphy, our advice is that you use some thick paint like oil or acrylics but never a liquid paint (ink), because of the natural pores in the wood.

    To make it even easier for you, we've made 2 templates, for grades and names, to download and modify to your needs. You'll find them at the bottom of this page, and you can go to a website like this one to translate occidental names to Japanese phonetical writing.

    You will need some form of transfer medium. There are many brands available and you will probably find something at your arts&crafts store. To get the best results, please follow the manufacturer's instructions on the label.

    You'll find a complete set of instructions included with our downloadable templates.

    Templates to make Nafuda

    Editable templates for belt grades and names, with a set of instructions, to make your own Nafuda.

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