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How do I wash Gi and Hakama ?
Hand-washing and drying in the shade is strongly recommended. If you would like to machine-wash the Gi and Hakama, please make sure to choose the gentlest cycle and use a neutral detergent. Please be
Is the "Seersucker Aikido Gi jacket" also suitbale as a Karate Gi?
We are afraid that even our lightest Aikido Gi "Seersucker Aikido Gi jacket" would be slightly thick or heavy for Karate practice. Also we recommend you to check with your dojo if there is any chance
How do I wash Gi and Hakama ?
Hand-washing and drying in the shade is strongly recommended. If you would like to machine-wash the Gi and Hakama, please make sure to choose the gentlest cycle and use a neutral detergent. Please be
Can I request to change some features of original iaito?
Yes, we accept modificatios of iaito. Fisrt please inquire us about availability for that model. And when ordering you can leave order comments to notify us of the modifications.
Can you make Iaito with two Mekugi?
Yes we can. You may specify so in Comments box when checking out the shopping cart. There is no additional cost required.
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 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
I have an iaito, so can I buy only Saya?
Yes, we provide saya also as a single item. Please let us know what kind of saya you are interested in from our website. We will give you a quotation. However in order to make sure the new saya fits p
Can I place a customized order for kamon?
We provide various Kamon embroidery of traditional Japanese family clan. If you like to embroider your own Kamon or calligraphy other than our selections, please send us the file and preferable size.
What if I need to return something?
If you need to return something to us we will need to know the reason why. If you are sent the wrong item or a product is deemed to be defective we will cover the cost of the return shipping and the s
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