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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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Please dot not input Katakana or Kanji directly. Upload a file instead.
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.


Zekken Confirmation*:
I have provided a picture containing the text details for my Zekken.
Upload an image of your text here.

I have not provided a not picture for my Zekken.
(order will be processed with the available information)

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. Alphabet texts are written in the Arial font and are entirely uppercase.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 God zekken November 3, 2019
Reviewer: richard BARDON from Moustoir ac, bretagne France  
Good zekken but i  have must paid  again tax for 32 €.

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5 of 5 The detail and quality is excellent October 13, 2019
Reviewer: Nha Le from Los Angeles, California United States  
Tozando provided a beautifully crafted zenkken which has my name correctly in Vietnamese.

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5 of 5 Excellent quality and service September 7, 2019
Reviewer: K Lim from New Zealand  
Tozando’s quality and service level is second to none.  This is not the first time we bought from the online shop and I must say that they have continually upheld our expectation. The one staff we have been dealing with (Stefania) is particularly accommodating and goes out of her way to make sure all products meet our expectation or as described. A good example is the zekken which we had been trying to get from Japan since our last supplier retired from the profession. The font was particularly elusive but through trials (and errors) we managed to locate the design to emulate the ones we already have. Kudos Stefania - thanks from our dojo again. I hope your boss reads this.

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5 of 5 Awesome work August 26, 2019
Reviewer: Bedlo from Italy  
One of the best zekken I've seen around. The communication in english with Jack was very simple and also the support for the name translation in japanese.  Very satisfied customer, can't wait to use the zekken at the dojo.

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5 of 5 June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Jimmi from Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden Denmark  
Excellent quality and beautiful embroidery.

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