Commercial inquires, Sponsorship Opportunities, Content Usage, Privacy Policy, and a Note on Translations

Commercial enquiries / Sponsorship opportunities

Over the years kenshi 24/7 has been involved in or approached about a number of kendo and/or Japanese swordsmanship related projects, including providing kendo-related media to a number of publications and websites, and consultancy to people in the TV, film, tech, and fashion industries.

If you have a project which you’d like my input in, or you would like to advertise or become a sponsor of kenshi 24/7, feel free to get in touch to discuss.

Content Usage (updated March 2020)

Simplified rules:

  1. Get in touch and let us know what you plan to do with the content. Provide URLs if it is something online.
  2. Put the authors name and a link to any content translated, quoted, etc, at the top of whatever it is you are doing.
  3. Please do not use pictures from the website, even if you keep the watermark on. Source your own.
  4. You may not use content or media for commercial purposes.
  5. If you want to translate something that we have translated into Japanese into another language, I strongly suggest you don’t. If you do want to continue, please be sure to read “A note on translations” below and add a caveat to your translation.

Full rules:

All content on the site falls into some sort of combination of the following (of course, there may be exceptions):

  1. Written content that is 100% the authors original work.
  2. Images that are 100% the authors or supplied work.
  3. Translations of written work that are in the public domain.
  4. Images that are in the public domain (copyright expired or made available to use freely, e.g. via flickr).
  5. Partial translations of written work of items still under copyright.

For items 3, 4, and 5, we do not hide the fact. We supply thanks, urls, source information, etc, where possible. For item 5 in particular, we are careful not to overdo things. We use that type of material on the basis of fair use, and hopefully do the original author a favour by promoting their work to a wider audience. If you are an author and you think you see something that is dodgy, please contact and we will review the content immediately.

Items 1 and 2, however, remain our (the authors) property. In general we do allow you to download pictures for non-commercial use, and to translate articles freely. Its best to check with particular authors if you wish to use their work. does not own authors work: it remains theirs.

The public licenses found at will give you an idea about where we generally stand with our work. As we quote and respect the authors whose work we use, please respect ours.

Creative Commons License
Read more about the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Privacy policy
kenshi 24/7 itself (the website and related social media accounts) has zero intention (and will never have any) to collect, save, or share any of our readers or followers information. However, there are some instances where your information may be collected and saved:

  1. Some pages include embedded content (usually video from YouTube). These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
  2. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  3. We use two services for the purpose of analytics: Google Analytics and JetPack. Please refer to their privacy policies.
  4. Our publications are sold using two services which necessarily save some private information: and Please refer to their privacy policies.

A note on translations

For translated pieces please remember that translation is an art and not a science. Ten different people may translate even something simple ten different ways depending on their own particular interpretations and experience/background on the matter at hand. I personally tend not to translate literally, but with the aim of conveying the meaning. Any and all mistakes in translations are my own fault, and I apologise in advance. Feel free to get in touch should you think that there is an error in translation.

I often get requests about translating articles into other languages. Whilst generally – as noted above – this is fine, I strongly suggest you don’t translate any article’s that are Japanese->English translations themselves. This is because any mistake made or nuance lost between Japanese->English will be amplified when translated into a 3rd language. Instead I recommend you get your hands on the original source (always provided) and get someone fluent in Japanese to translate it into your target language.