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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
I want embroidery on the obi belt in such a way that the stitching does not appear on the reverse side. Is tihs possible?
In normal embroidery, threads appear on both front and back of a piece of fabric. However the "Sakiire" method, a thread does not strike through to the reverse side of Obi, therefore no stitches are s
What is the difference between fit-stitch and tight-stitch bogu?
Please follow this link to learn more about fit-stitch and tight-stitch bogu: https://weblog.tozando.com/what-is-fit-stitch/
What is Fit-Stitch Kendo Bogu?
Fit-Stitch is a machine-stitched Bogu which uses a special stitching method called “fit-stitch” or also commonly called “Nagazashi” in Japanese, that allows the Futon of the Bogu to become more soft a
Why is the distance between bogu stitching important?
The narrower the space between the stitches, the thinner the core material becomes, and some shock absorption is lost. However, if you increase the stitch intervals, the thickness remains and shock ab
Does the 'Standard Tetron Kyudo Hakama for Men's Umanori Style' come with stitching on the inner-pleats?
It does not, but it can be added at an additional fee.
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 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 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 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
I'm surprised by the men and of the tare which seems very thin. Can you tell me what 4mm means ? I thought it was the thickness
The "4mm" actually refers to the distance between the lines of stitching. The narrower the stitching the tighter ,thinner and more durable the futon becomes. The wider the stitching the less the futon
Is there any lightweight Tare available
Here are two kind of lightweight Tare: 1) The 4mm Tokuren Tare Specially designed to be light weight using a fukuronui style of edging which trims off the unecessary weight of the herikawa alongsi
I'm not sure of what Hakama to choose for Aikido what do you recommend?
For hot training sessions we would recommend these synthetic Bioclean Hakama(can be used in winter too) They use natural anti-bacterial fibres to help keep them clean, dry quickly and also feature al