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Top 5 Reason for you to choose Tozando Kyoto Series Bogu
1. Hide for Menbuchi
Because we consider "Menbuchi-tying" is very important, we choose
the finest hide and make it all by hand by the master craftsman. Being
able to choose the appropriate hide has the big influence on making the
well-balanced, aesthetic Kendo Men.
2. Handmade Uchiwa
Many Kendo masters say that, if the Men is appropriately assembled by the
master craftsman, Men himo cord is unnecessary to put the Men on. That's
why Uchiwa ring of Tozando's Kyoto series Kendo Bogu is all handmade by
the master craftsman only.
3. Monomi Adjustment
We attach the Uchiwa ring and Mengane according to each order unlike the
norm that the premade Men is adjusted according to the given information.
The view through the Mengane metals, so-called Monomi, will affect your
posture and performance.
4. Special Tie Cord for Menbuchi hide
Tying the Mebuchi on Men is crucial. And Tozando uses the special, extra-strong
cord to make it perfect.
5. Japan Urushi Lacquer
No artificial lacquer is used. The true, natural Japan Urushi lacquer is
richer and deeper in the Japan black. Tozando is daringly using the Japan
Urushi of Kyoto's origin.
All Kendo Bogu from Kyoto Tozando Series are assembled in Kyoto, Japan by the master of Bogu-crafting, Mr Tahara Hakuzan and his pupils and he is in charge of instructing other ambitious craftsman rigorously as well as making his masterpiece quality Kendo Bogu by himself.
In order for us to keep the price as low as possible and the quality as high as possible, each small part is made at a joint management factory in we are exclusively contracting with and the periodical quality inspection and the technical guidance are frequently being performed. Mr Tahara himself often visits the factory to hand down his mastery of Bogu making skills and sometimes invites the staffs in Japan for the training camp. And these parts are assembled in the heart of Kyoto tradition, Nishijin, by Mr Tahara Hakuzan and his pupils and of course each final Bogu is carefully inspected by his own eyes as tehe master craftsman.
If you are looking for a high grade Kendo products such as Kendo Bogu assembled by the master, why would you not choose the Tozando's Kyoto series hand-stitched Bogu set.
Tahara "Hakuzan" Hirofumi
Born on the 13rd of June, 1955 in Miyazaki prefecture of the Kyushu island, Tahara Hirofumi entered the world of Kendo Bogu making at the age of 18. After serving several years of apprenticeship, he joined two Bogu companies as a full time Bogu craftsman. Because of his outstanding works and dedication, he became the chief of both factories.
At the age of 30, he became an independent craftsman and moved to Iwate prefecture then opened his small Bogu workshop. During this period in Iwate, he constantly made sets of excellent Bogu set that were worn by many Kendo practitioners including the world champions and thousands of Sensei.
In 2007, Tahara Hakuzan signed a contract for the position of an exclusive factory chief and an executive officer of Tozando Co., Ltd. His experieces of Kendo Bogu crafting and assembling has already passed 30 and several years and his quest for making the pinnacle of Kendo Bo