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Kurama - Tax Free 6mm Fit-stitch Bogu Set
The Kurama - broad 6mm stitching ensures excellent protection and comfort for hard keiko.
We are proud to offer this set tax-free. We believe it is important for the international kendo community to grow - therefore we will pay any import charges so that everyone can access this set equally.

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List Price: $560.00
Our Price: $420.00
Sale Price: $320.00
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The Kurama bogu is specifically aimed at those beginning kendo and looking for their first set of armour. As a beginner you need good protection – so this set uses 6mm intervals that make the bogu futon thicker and less painful when struck, but retains enough durability to last. The entire set uses practical Orizashi finishing; not only is this comfortable, but it dries very quickly after practice. It has been made using the fit-stitch method to minimize the compression of the futon and it hold its shape well; resulting in a set that is durable, highly protective and fits around its user. Select parts of the bogu are stitched in 3mm - in particular the mendare and the odare. These parts of the bogu often see the most wear during keiko, but do not usually contribute to the users direct comfort. With 3mm stitching on these places the set maximises durability without compromising your comfort or protection.

You can rely on the Kurama to protect you during training giving you the ability to focus on your kendo without painful strikes distracting you. With its Orizashi finishing, it is ready whenever you need it for keiko and is comfortable throughout. It also represents a good opportunity for experienced kendoka who need a protective set for lots of motodachi work.

We named this bogu after Kyoto’s legendary Mt. Kurama. This holy place has long been associated with training and shugyo – it is said that even the legendary warrior Minamoto Yoshitsune came to Kurama’s temple to undergo his training in kenjutsu. We feel that its deep connections to self-improvement through hard training is perfect for this set. We are sure it will serve you well keiko after keiko.

Not only does this set come with free international shipping, but it is our first tax-free model – we hope that with equal access around the world as many people as possible will have the chance to do Kendo.

Each of these sets will be checked and adjusted by our Japanese craftsmen before shipment. It usually takes up to 3 days to ship from our workshops after we receive your order. Please be aware that if you require larger or smaller sizes than our standard range then your order will have take longer and have additional costs. A free tenugui and all the himo are included with this set as standard.

Additional Information
  • We offer this Bogu-set completely tax free to as many countries as possible.

    How does this work?
    Usually when imported goods are taxed it is the recipient who has to pay. However in this case we will cover the cost for you, paying any duties imposed by your country's customs office. We do this buy asking our DHL and UPS couriers to handle the importing and clearance duties and then they charge us instead of you.

    Please note, that it is currently impossible to ship to by EMS guarantee tax-free delivery. Whilst EMS generally avoids taxes we cannot guarantee tax-free deliveries to countries that we ship to via EMS. This includes countries like Russia, Greece, Turkey and Belarus. We are doing our best to change this.

    So what price do I end up paying?
    You only have to pay the final price listed on our website. We cover all shipping costs and any additional import charges.

    Nafuda Information
    You can choose from 2 different font types for katakana or kanji.
    Kaisho 楷書 - the regular block style that looks closest to printed Japanese.
    Gyosho 行書 - a semi-cursive script that is slightly more fluid than Kaisho.

    Text using the Roman alphabet is written in the Arial font.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good Product for beginner January 8, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Hong Kong  
The price is friendly for beginner like me. Although it was made in China, as promised by Kendo-bogu customer service, the quality is guaranteed. I found the quality satisfactory as promised after receiving and using it.    The customer service is very good, the staff answered my questions within one work day normally. The shipping time is also as promised.

To give prospective customer an objective view, I still found some differences in this bogu comparing to ones( basic Bogus bought by my club from other places) I used. One is that the Tare is softer than those I used, another is the leather sticks for fixing  Men ropes are harder. I don't know whether the differences mean good or bad. It doesn't affect the use anyway.

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Good set, awesome delivery December 20, 2018
Reviewer: Thiago Pacheco Carneiro from Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil  
I highly recommend this set. It is very nice and well made. I also got the backpack and it is large enough to accomodate both the bogu set and my keikogi and hakama.

From the moment I placed my order to the package arrival at my door, less than two weeks transpired. This in a country (Brazil) with terrible customs service (normal delivery can take up to 3 months to clear through customs!) and with sky-high import taxes (they were all paid upfront by kendo-bogu).

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Great Bogu, fantastic shopping experience December 13, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Montreal, QC Canada  
This bogu set is fabulous for us as beginners and we will sure get many years of use out of them. We are very happy with our purchase and are enjoying our training with the sets. As we are practicing Naginata and not Kendo we exchanged the kote (at a surcharge of course) and those are wonderful as well.
Can't recommend the set and Kendo-Bogu.com enough; great products, great prices and outstanding customer service.

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December 3, 2018
Reviewer: Alexey Borichev from Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg Russia  

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beginner must have November 16, 2018
Reviewer: Alex  
First impresions: Perfect communication, super fast delivery, absolutely no extra payment, even in very restrictive country. I cannot guess the quality myself as I am a beginner. It seems soft and protective, but I am used to being hit. After my sensei (8th dan) saw this, he recommended me to share this option with others who are about to buy bogu. For those who are afraid of quality (like the "don't buy 300 USD bogu, it's sh*t"), I was scared too a little bit. Now I think this bogu is a great choice for beginners. After reaching certain level, I'll buy more fancy set anyway...

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