*MADE IN JAPAN* - KIRABOSHI - Deluxe KendoStar HI NO MARU Series Hand Sewn Kote
Introducing theMADE IN JAPAN - KIRABOSHI - KendoStar HI NO MARU Series Hand Sewn Bogu Set, a brand new addition to the KendoStar line. This set is 100% made in Japan through a partnership with the Kendogu Workshop of Japan Ltd. The KIRABOSHI Bogu Set is a high-quality, hand-sewn Bogu set that is designed to provide optimal comfort, protection, and durability.
The KIRABOSHI Bogu Set features is fully reinforced with genuine Japanese Aizome deerskin, which not only looks beautiful but also provides exceptional durability.
The Futon of the KIRABOSHI Bogu Set is hand-sewn, and the strike zones of the Bogu set feature 2.5 Bu (8mm) wide stitching, providing excellent protection to the wearer.
'Hand-sewn' in the context of the HI NO MARU Series means that the stitches are still applied using a sewing machine, but each individual Futon is stitched without the use of mechanical guides, and the craftsman uses their skill and experience to apply the rows of stitching without cutting them at the ends. They also carefully adjust the thread tension to control the thickness and feel of the Futon. This method results in each Bogu set being crafted with much more care and attention to detail, ultimately increasing its durability.
Further, the KIRABOSHI Bogu Set also features Gunome-zashi stitching on the Mendare and Tare panels, which not only boosts durability but also provides an elegant appearance.
The Mengane is IBB Duralumin, making it lightweight and durable, while the toughened reinforced bars at the strike zone offer added durability.
The Kote palms of the KIRABOSHI Bogu Set are made from bleached premium Japanese Kotou Deerskin as standard.
(A) Measure from the tip of the chin, to the furthest point at the crown. Keep mouth closed, and keep tape in front of ears. Hold the tape still with your finger, whilst another person takes the measurement. Tape should be reasonably tight, but not squeezing.
B) Measure around the forehead at the widest point, where you would wear a hat. Keep the tape above your ears and eyebrows.
C) Measure from the bottom of the chin, to the middle of the eyes. For accuracy, have someone help you.
D) Measure from the wrist joint, to the tip of the middle finger.
E) Measure in a slight diagonal line around the knuckle and palm area.
F) Measure around the palm, with all fingers and thumb closed.
This Bogu Set does NOT include a Do. If you require a Do in addition to this Bogu set, you can order one here.
Please note that the KIRABOSHI - Bogu Set is made to order in Japan. This ensures that you receive a perfect fit that is designed to your exact specifications. Production time for each set is estimated to take around 12-16 weeks, as no corners are cut in production. You will receive an individually crafted Bogu set made by expert artisans, and it will always be worth the wait.
Menbuchi Colour Options
Red & Black
Black & Black
Kazari Ito Colours
The set includes all Himo (strings), Chichikawa (leather straps), and Tenugui (cloth towel), making it ready for immediate use. Invest in the best with the MADE IN JAPAN - KIRABOSHI - KendoStar HI NO MARU Series Hand Sewn Bogu Set and experience the ultimate in comfort, protection, and durability for your Kendo practice.