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Are all himo and chichikawa are included in the bogu set?
Men and Do himo, a Tenugui, and Chichikawa are all included in our Bogu Sets as standard.
Can I order a bogu set smaller than my suggested height?
Ordering an item smaller than the suggested size for your height will likely result in a lack of protection and mobility.
Can you repair my Kendo Bogu?
We offer a Kendo Bogu repair service. Tozando's Bogu craftsman are happy to receive items for repair. This includes Bogu bought from other suppliers. The repair fee varies depending on the nature and
Can You Repair My Kendo Bogu?
We offer a Kendo Bogu repair service. Tozando's Bogu craftsman are happy to receive items for repair. This includes Bogu bought from other suppliers. The repair fee varies depending on the nature and
Do you have a warranty or guarantee for your Kendo Bogu?
We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and the quality of our equipment. To ensure your peace of mind, all of our bogu come with a 3 year guarantee as standard. This means that you can get defective
Do You Have A Warranty Or Guarantee For Your Kendo Bogu?
We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and the quality of our equipment. To ensure your peace of mind, all of our bogu come with a 3 year guarantee as standard. This means that you can get defective
How are Yoroi-gata Kote different from normal Kote?
Yoroi-gata Kote feature different kazari ito stiching on the head of the kote. These braids form two lines that go down the length of the grip, not jsut across. This changes the feel of the Kote; rath
I ordered a custom Iaito/Bogu but I want to make some changes. Do I still have time?
According to our terms and conditions, requests for modifications can be accepted up to 5 business days after the order was placed. After this period, no request for modification will be accepted.
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 then inserted back through to the surface after a small interval, all done by hand. Then it is passed a
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 the stitching of hand-stitched Bogu is generally done in straight lines 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
What should I choose for my first bogu set?
For a first bogu set, we do not recommend something too fancy and too customized. With time and practice, you will know better how to move and you will understand how your body interacts with your bog