Yabane - bring colour to your kote!
Our classic Michi Kote, but with beautiful yabane threads added by hand at our Kyoto workshop. Bringing that extra bit of colour and personalised style to your kote.
Yabane is the name of a traditional Japanese pattern representing fletched arrow feathers. When it comes to bogu, it refers to the additon of coloured strands woven directly into the kazari-ito (decorative braids of the bogu). These bring beautiful flashes of colour and accent your bogu, personalising it to you. Previously only available on order made and customised bogu it is now available on our classic Kote, the Michi!
The Michi's reliable and cofmrotable protection can now be customised to your personal taste by adding Yabane stiching in a colour of your choice to atama of the kote. The yabane are added to the braids enclosing the fingers, thumb and the lowest on the wrist. A bright colour like white or green can be used to give a distinctive look to the kote, whilst a more muted colour like purple or blue can subtly add your own flair.
Michi - Tozando's Classic Kote
The Michi model is a light weight, easy to use Kote with great durability and impact absorption, at a very competitive price! By using a new type of padding, we have been able to produce a extremely lightweight, yet thicker and more protective type of Futon for this Kote.
Thanks to the carefully prepared materials and the skills of our craftsmen, we have constructed this Kote so that the Kote Himo will not shift and open up the Kote unnecessary with time, which is a very common problem.
This Kote also provides great protection from hits, we have also designed the right-hand Kote so that the Futon is 20% thicker to protect the hit zone, and the left-hand Kote so that it's slightly thinner to make it easier to move with.
This Kote also features our Oji-cut wrist, providing a much more natural angle for the wrist when wearing the Kote.
We have also designed the Kote-atama so that it will be easier to grip your Shinai, thanks to the natural grip shape.
Orizashi cotton also dries Kote very fast and is very easy to maintain, so it's a prefect choice for your everyday training and highly recommended for any Kendoka! Experience the unbelievable performance for this price range!