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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

Embroidery Color

Zekken Embroidery Color*:
Zekken Fabric

Zekken Font

Zekken Size

Zekken Text information


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: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

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November 20, 2017
Reviewer: Jian Zhang from Chicago, IL United States  

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Zekken October 23, 2017
Reviewer: V from Ithaca, New York United States  
It's what I'd expected from more expensive Zekken
Wish the embroidery was a bit thicker

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Zekken order.. Where is it? been over 2 months September 10, 2017
Reviewer: Rizaldy Valencia from Leichhardt, NSW Australia  
I have been waiting for so long for this order...I'm very disappointed..I just don't know how long it takes to embroider each letter..It must be made of gold by now..Please please please send it now!!!

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Good July 3, 2017
Reviewer: Luis Roberto Pereira Pestana Leao from Adeje, S.C. Tenerife Spain  
There was a good communication with the dealer, if I have a doubt he could  ask me very fast :) The good that I've ordered is in well state .

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My First Zekken June 26, 2017
Reviewer: Anthony from Brisbane, Australia  
This is my first Zekken after over 4 years of studying/training Kendo. As soon as I showed up to training, my Sensei, sempai and even the new kids on the block came to inspect my zekken and gave me nothing but compliments. The stitching is very well done and looks stylish and clean. The character placement is well placed, even and looks professionally done.  I have been warned by my Sensei and seniors, however, to take proper care of the stitching as it MAY come undone or begin to fray over time (I would assume through rubbing on surfaces in my bogu bag etc, through training and/or washing and drying). But these are to be expected 'over time' though, right? :)  Overall, very happy with my order!

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