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Tozando Kendo Tare-name/Zekken (Embroidery)
Tozando Kendo Embroidery Zekken (Tare Name Bag)

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This Tare name is Made in our workshop, in Kyoto.
  • Size: approx. 18cm(W) x 26cm(H)
  • Wide choice of thread color for the embroidery
  • Embroidered on Indigo dyed #10000 cotton or Sashiko fabric
  • 3 Japanese fonts to chose from
  • Default latin alphabet font is Arial

NOTE: This zekken/nafuda can only be embroidered with letters and characters. If you want a flag, logo or other special design embroidered on your zekken, please see this product

If you have any specific requests for the spelling in Japanese for your embroidery, please contact us via e-mail and provide us with the appropriate spelling as soon as possible.

Proudly Made in Japan

Our Price: $24.55

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 000-KXTARESI

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Zekken Embroidery Color*:
Zekken Fabric

Zekken Font

Zekken Size

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example: A:Kyoto Dojo - Kanji
Leave blank if not necessary.

example: B:Smith - Katakana
Leave blank if not necessary.

example: C:SMITH - Alphabet
Leave blank if not necessary.


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Zekken / Nafuda / Tare Names are identifications aprons to be slipped on the central "flap" of a Bogu Tare.

This Tozando Kendo Zekken is unique in the sense that the text is embroidered onto the fabric, giving this Zekken a very elegant and classy appearance.
The Zekken is made with 100% indigo-dyed #10,000 Cotton Canvas and the text is beautifully embroidered onto the fabric by our skilled craftsmen in Kyoto, Japan.
It can now also be customized to be made using Indigo-dyed Sashiko Cotton Fabric, which is familiar from being used in Kendo Gi. The Sashiko Pattern gives the finished Zekken a very unique look and fits in nicely with the rest of your Kendo equipment.

You have three options for the font types in both Traditional and Modern writing styles, and and also choose the embroidery colors. However please keep in mind that only white embroidery color is allowed for official competitions.

Any field left blank will not be embroidered.
  • Text A (horizontal) is usually for the place you belong to (country, city, dojo...)
  • Text B (vertical) is usually your surname in Japanese. The most popular way is Katakana (Japanese syllabary). You may prefer it in Kanji (ideograms)
  • Text C (horizontal) is usually for your surname in alphabet, so that non-Japanese readers can recognize your name.
In Japan practitioners only use A and B.
Text C in alphabet is useful in international situations.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Tare-name Zekken (Embroidery) February 10, 2017
Reviewer: Olga Feodorova from Moscow-Sochi, Russia  
The quality of Zekken is really high. It does not matter if one has a short or quite long surname, it is always positioned and embroidered perfectly.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Parfait!!! January 29, 2016
Reviewer: Alexandre COLLADO from MONTIGNY, Centre France  
Les zekken sont...parfaits! Nous étions 5 personnes du dojo a passé commande, la reproduction est conforme à nos attentes!
Seul bémol: UPS exagère avec les taxes... je ne sais pas comment ils les fixent!!!
Quoi qu'il en soit, même avec les taxes nous n'avons pas payé plus cher qu'ailleurs (certainement moins d'ailleurs), le délai a été rapide (3 semaines) et surtout la qualité est au rendez-vous!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
A great looking Zekken... July 8, 2015
Reviewer: James Archer from Rangeville, Queensland Australia  
Clean, crisp and well made - like all Tozando products... a big thumbs-up.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect Zekken May 22, 2014
Reviewer: simon sheppard from Newark, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom  
Thank You Tozando.  Pefect Zekken. Very good quality, and very fast shipping.  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Elegant and Beautiful!!! September 1, 2013
Reviewer: Jewel from London, United Kingdom  
I would like to start by saying a big THANK YOU to the customer service team for being so helpful, patient, prompt and knowledgeable while dealing with my questions about the translation of my name, and the different styles of fonts available.

The Rei design is really beautiful and the high standard of embroidery adds a personal touch to my Kendo Bogu. It's subtle, elegant and people have nothing but lovely words to say about it.

My order arrived really fast and only took 2 weeks. The only negative point was that UPS didn't deliver on the correct day, blaming an incomplete address, which was untrue and had nothing to do with Tozando.

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