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Premium Machine-stitched Hybrid Indigo Leather Kendo Bogu Set KIWAMI

Premium Machine-stitched Hybrid Indigo Leather Kendo Bogu Set KIWAMI

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Kendo Bogu chosen by All Japan Kendo Champion, Nishimura Hidehisa(2017, 2018) and Ando Sho, World Kendo Champion(2018)

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Our Price: $3,190.95

Availability: Ships in 3 to 4 Months
Product Code: SET773


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What is Hybrid Indigo Leather?

Hybrid Indigo Leather is a new type of synthetic leather that has been dyed with traditional Japanese Indigo-dye, and is the result of many years of research by the engineers at Tozando.

Tozando has made the impossible possible!

It was once said, that trying to dye synthetic leather using genuine Indigo-dye would be an impossible task. But the engineers at Tozando succeeded in creating the "Hybrid Indigo Leather", a new material that is completely different from the chemically-dyed synthetic leather that is widely used in the Bogu industry today.

Vivid indigo color

The technique of dyeing synthetic leather with indigo-dye was perfected by Tozando. What makes it so special is the beautiful and elegant color of genuine Indigo-dye. This color was previously not achievable on synthetic materials, but now the Indigo color of the Hybrid Indigo Leather is as brilliant or even more so than genuine deerskin, without dye bleed or discoloration, it will always keep the characteristic indigo-dye color of your Bogu at it's optimal state.

Lighter and more durable

Compared to natural leather, Hybrid Indigo Leather is also 50% lighter, and also more durable than current materials. This allows us to make lighter Bogu that are easier to move in, which in turn allows you to speed up your game and wear your Bogu for longer periods of time without getting your stamina drained by wearing heavy equipment.

Say goodbye to that odor!

We have also incorporated cutting-edge technology into the base material of the synthetic leather itself. To counter unwanted odor, the Hybrid Indigo Leather has anti-bacterial properties, and is also very breathable, able to absorb and evaporate moisture much faster than natural leather. It is also thinner and lighter than Orizashi cotton, even though the durability is better than current materials at the same thickness. Truly the ultimate material for Bogu in every word and sense.

Quality speaks for itself!

This beautiful 2.5 Bu grid pattern(SENBIKI) on a Bogu made with Hybrid Indigo Leather will stay for good while those that can be seen on high quality Hand-stitched Bogu will fade with time. While the lines drawn on deerskin can be erased and re-done as needed, on the Hybrid Indigo Leather, it is close to permanent once the line has been drawn by the craftsman. This puts the skill of the craftsman to the test, with no room for error, each Futon is skillfully handcrafted by the master craftsmen at Tozando. This is the solid reason KIWAMI is chosen by the champ.

An article about how the Hybrid Indigo Leather was invented - Kendo Nippon magazine April 2016 edition.
  • Hand-stiched-like 2.5 Bu Senbki(grid pattern)
  • 6mm Machine-stitched Genuine Bushu Indigo-dyed Futon with high resilience padding
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Men Kazari
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather reinforced Ago with 4-lines of braid decoration
  • Durable and light IBB BioClean Anti-bacterial Mengane
  • Cotton Uchiwa inside the Men for comfort and breath-ability
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Urakawa
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Mimikawa
  • Genuine Bushu Indigo-dyed Kote Futon with high resilience padding
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Fist and reinforcement
  • Cotton padding in fist for comfort and breath-ability
  • Premium Hybrid Brown Leather Palm
  • Flexible O-ji cut wrist
  • Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Mune
  • 50pc Black Yamato Do base
  • Gunomezashi stitching on Tare for extra durability
  • 6-line braid decoration on Tare
  • Tare reinforced with Premium Hybrid Indigo Leather Kazari/Herikawa
  • Handmade in Japan

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Amazing Bogu April 26, 2019
Reviewer: George from Michigan, United States  
I have only used my new kiwami bogu for two keiko, so I am sure my appreciation will change as it gets broken in.  As of now, I can say, first, the do and tare are much lighter than my previous bogu.  The IBB mengane makes the men feel much lighter and the torque on my neck when I turn or dodge seems greatly reduced.  Overall, I can move faster and tire less quickly.  Second, Kiwami offers good protection.  The impact of men strikes is greatly reduced, even with kenshi who hit really hard.  Last, but not least, the bogu is just so beautiful.  The materials and craftsmanship are outstanding and you can see the care that was taken with every piece.   One final point:  Tozando's customer service, as always, was perfect.  They responded to my requests immediately, confirmed details they were not sure on, and even delayed shipping when I notified them I would be traveling.  I highly recommend this bogu.

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