All himo and chichikawa are included in the bogu set?|
Yes. Men and Do himo, Tenugui towel, and Chichikawa are all included in the bogu set.
How is Yoroi Kote different from normal Kote?|
Yoroi Kote is softer and flexible compared to ordinary Kote which make them more suitable when you use straight after the purchase.
What is a hand-stitched Kendo Bogu?|
With a hand-stitched Kendo Bogu, the needle is passed through the Futon to the reverse side, and ten inserted back through to the surface after a small interval. Then it is passed almost immediately b
What is Bou-zashi or Bo-zashi?|
Bou-zashi or Bo-zashi is the term applied to stitching which continues in a straight line. As teh stitching of hand-stitched Bogu is generally done in straigth ines by default, the term, Bou-zashi or
What is Gunome-zashi?|
Gunome-zashi is a method of stitching which involves an additional row of stitching being inserted between the standard width rows. Further the additional stitches are placed at alternate intervals to
What is IBB Mengane?|
IBB stands for "ideal best balance" and refers to a particualr type of Mengane which has been specially balanced to give the best feel. Essentially the center of balance for an IBB Mengane is set 7 mm
What is Naname-zashi?|
Naname-zashi is the term used for stitching which is applied in a diagonal direction. It is used in several areas of Bogu construction; however, it is most commonly seen on the Mendare or a as a part
What is the difference between a synthetic Do base as Yamato and a bamboo Do base?|
The Do base is the solid part of the Do, designed to protect the body from the Shinai strikes.
The synthetic Do base is stronger and lighter than its bamboo counterpart; however, it is generally n