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stitched and machine stitched. With hand stitching, the futon gradually gets thinner which gives its unique spring. The thread sinks into the fabric which makes for a very durable futon. At Tozando, we carry a wide variety of futons made from orizashi fabric, synthetic leather, and navy leather. >>>Read more

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Tokuren® Original - Hand-Stitched Jissengata Bogu Set Hand-Stitched Kendo Bogu Set "SAMURAI" TOZANDO 4mm Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Set Tombo Original
Tombo Original - 4mm Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Set
Our Price: $675.00
Sale Price: $499.99

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TOZANDO Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Set TOMBO GOLD 'IBB BioCLEAN' - Ultimate Hygenic Fit-stitched Bogu Hand-Stitched Kendo Bogu Set "KOETSU"
Tombo Gold - 3mm Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Set
List Price: $680.00
Our Price: $612.00

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4mm Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set BioCLEAN
Our Price: $800.00
Sale Price: $560.00

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Hand-Stitched Kendo Bogu Set "KORIN" Hikari - 1.5bu Hand-stitched Deerskin Kendo Bogu Set Deluxe 5 mm Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set
Hikari - 1.5bu Hand-stitched Deerskin Kendo Bogu Set
Our Price: $2,045.35
Sale Price: $1,545.35

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Deluxe 5 mm Fit-stitched Neo-Leather Kendo Bogu Set
Our Price: $507.30
Sale Price: $355.11
SAMURAI Kendo Bogu Set (Junior) TOZANDO Custom-made Kendo Do Deluxe 3 mm Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set
Deluxe 3 mm Fit-stitched Neo-Leather Kendo Bogu Set
Our Price: $626.40
Sale Price: $438.48

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Tokuren® Alpha - Custom Jissengata Bogu Set Tokuren® Omega - Hand-Stitched Jissengata Bogu Set Mitsuboshi Fit-stitched Deerskin Kendo Bogu Set "MINE"
Mitsuboshi Fit-stitched Orizashi Kendo Bogu Set "MINE" Premium Machine-stitched Hybrid Indigo Leather Kendo Bogu Set KIWAMI A-1 Alpha IBB Safety Guard Kendo Men
A-1 Alpha IBB Safety Guard Kendo Men
List Price: $350.00
Our Price: $315.00
Sale Price: $163.75

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Tokuren Z Silver - 4 mm Tight stitch Lightweight Jissengata Kendo Men-Kote-Tare Set Deluxe Pitch Orizashi Kendo Bogu Armor Set Tokuren ZX Gold - 6mm Tight Cross-stitch Lightweight Jissengata Kendo Bogu Set
Deluxe Pitch Orizashi Kendo Bogu Armor Set
List Price: $640.00
Our Price: $540.00
Sale Price: $320.00

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Mitsuboshi MINE series - 6mm Orizashi Kendo Bogu Set 'KINSEI' Combining its patented high protection futon alongside our signature expertise, this Men is not only incredibly protective, but also easy to wear and move-in. Tozando's A-1 Alpha Cross Bogu
Mitsuboshi MINE series - 6mm Orizashi Kendo Bogu Set 'KINSEI'
List Price: $2,250.00
Our Price: $2,250.00
Shudo - High Protection Tornado-stitch Men
Our Price: $234.95
Launch Price $195.24

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A-1 Alpha Cross - 6mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
List Price: $1,052.30
Our Price: $818.18
Sale Price: $624.00

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Combining its patented high protection futon alongside our signature expertise, this bogu is not only incredibly protective, but also easy to wear and move-in. Tozando Custom-made Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set Tozando's Animus - 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu,
Shudo - High Protection Tornado-stitch Bogu Set
Our Price: $854.49
Sale Price: $640.87

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Animus - 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu
List Price: $1,250.00
Our Price: $850.95
Tombo Black - Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Tozando Custom-made Hand-stitched Kendo Bogu Set Panther - 6mm Black Kendo Bogu - Black Mesh Kendo Bogu
Tombo Black - 3mm Yoroigata Fit-stitch Kendo Bogu Set
List Price: $680.00
Our Price: $625.00

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Panther Bogu Set - 6mm Black Mesh Kendo Bogu
List Price: $785.00
Our Price: $595.00
Sale Price: $350.00

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With machine stitching, the futon doesn’t have as much spring, so the shock absorption is adjusted by changing the materials used. It’s important to take the materials into consideration when choosing a mask. When choosing your kendo bogu set, it’s best to start with the stitching on the futon. With hand stitching, each stitch is carefully tightened into the thick futon. On the other hand, machine stitching uses an electric powered sewing machine to stitch the futon.
Hand stitch futons have better shock absorption than machine stitched futons, but hand stitched futons take a little longer to break in. However, there are techniques like fit stitching that change the stitch length to make machine stitched futons more like hand stitched ones. Because of this, it’s also possible to get good shock absorption from machine stitched futons.
While machine stitching has improved a lot, hand stitching can still make a huge difference in your kendo stance. Nothing can quite beat the texture, quality, and intimidating look of hand stitching. For beginners or for practice use, a machine stitched orizashi bogu dries fast and has good shock absorption.
When choosing a mask, there are a few types. Orizashi fabric which is an indigo quilted fabric, Clarino synthetic leather, or indigo deerskin leather. Orizashi breathes well and allows for sweat to dry fast. It also is very elastic and soft, so it’s easy to break in. It’s often recommended for practice or for beginners.
Synthetic leather is reinforced to be strong against friction and sweat, but because it is dyed synthetically the color can fade with use and there can be a large difference in color between the synthetic leather and the fabric on the mask.
Deerskin leather is fine grained and dyed indigo, so it has a high-quality feel and is the most impressive looking bogu.
At Tozando, we have many types of high quality bogu made by our highly trained craftsmen. We also have many kendoka on our staff, including a 7-dan instructor, who help with product development. We strive every day to develop and create new, well-loved kendo gear.