What is Fit-stitch?
A Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu, 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 and supple, similar to that of a hand-stitched Bogu.
By making the stitches of the sewing machine longer, the Futon get’s less compressed when being sewn, as a result the Futon of the Bogu becomes softer and more flexible thanks to the "fit-stitch" sewing method.
Another great advantage is that a fit-stitched Bogu is more supple and keeps the shape of the Futon much better than a normal machine-stitched Bogu, which means that the Men, Kote and Tare forms better to the body, making them very comfortable.
Also, since the Futon is less compressed by the stitches made into the Futon, the Futon slightly thicker and offers better protection compared to a regular machine-stitched Bogu with the same quality.
Because the Bogu is sewn using a sewing machine, the price of a Fit-stitched Bogu is a lot lower than any hand-stitched Bogu, making them much more affordable for beginners and intermediate Kendoka. They also offer better protection that the regular-style machine-stitched Bogu, and are more soft and flexible, making them more comfortable.
Because of this, the Fit-stitched Bogu has become one of the main styles of Bogu that are used by Kendoka nowadays.
Made-to-order in every possible way, Tozando Custom-made Fit-stitched Kendo
Bogu Set brings Bogu that is made in every way to be yours, to all levels
of Kendoka! Whether this will be your first Bogu set or your 100th Bogu
set, you will be able to create a Bogu which suits your exact needs and,
more importantly, fits you perfectly with the exact specs you want.
Each Tozando Custom-made Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set is custom made, and like any tailor-made item, a great deal of time and effort goes into producing each one. Although Tozando Custom-made Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set is suitable for all levels of Kendoka it is by no means a 'run of the mill' Bogu, and because we are providing you with the very best quality and perfect fit this Bogu cannot, and will not be sold 'off the shelf'.
In addition, this Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set's Menbuchi lacquered with genuine Japanese Urushi, as standard, giving more resistance to chipping and flaking than synthetic 'Kashu' type lacquer that is commonly used by many other Bogu manufacturers. Yet we've set the lowest ever price for the same grade and are offering the ability to own a completely custom made Bogu set, to all levels of Kendoka!
Please expect to wait approximately 12-18 weeks for shipping, depending on the specific options you have chosen. Further, as our craftsmen are among the most popular in Japan, their workload is extremely heavy, and none of the Tozando Custom-made Fit-stitched Kendo Bogu Set is made in a way which compromises speed over quality.
All handmade in Japan