The bag is made of double-sided cotton. It is about 15 cm wide and it offers enough space for three Shinai or Bokuto. With the adjustable strap you can easily carry the bag over your shoulders. A dragonfly is printed in the lower area. The dragonfly was a symbol of the samurai, which is also to find on the sword. The bag is worked on two sides: the blue exterior is smooth and durable, the white interior offers extra padding and protects your Shinai or Bokuto.
The bottom of the bag is reinforced with synthetic leather. It is 140 cm long and 15 cm wide.
初心 (Sho-shin) 初 Sho means beginning and origin 心 Shin: Heart, intention
Together: original intention or initial intention.
This term is often used like this: Don't forget or lose your Shoshin.
Often to be found in this context:
When you have set your sights on something, but over time it becomes less and less possible.
But also: If someone rests on their success and doesn't develop further, then you can also say “remember your Shoshin”.
So Shoshin is not just an initial plan to develop further, but also to maintain the mental attitude from the beginning, e.g. openness, modesty.