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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
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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: 14 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Ideal first time and all around Bogu September 12, 2018
Reviewer: Pen from Manila, NCR Philippines  
Bogu came late due to kote shortage but the staff were attentive to my queries throughout the ordering so I'm still satisfied with the customer service.  Quality is very good considering it's affordable price, highly recommended for first bogu and I'd say perfect for any level of Kendoka on a tight budget but doesn't want to compromise on good protection. And yes, this is absolutely tax and shipping free, online price is the only amount you pay.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great protection, great bogu September 12, 2018
Reviewer: Matti from Santiago, Chile  
This is the first and only Bogu I’ve ever used. I went to my first practice with Bogu the day I received it and I must say I was surprised.
As a beginner I thought it would be heavy and limit my movement, but neither of those things happened. Indeed it is something you need to get used to at first but it felt great. As per usual, the Kote were stiff at first but then they started to ease up after an hour of using them.
What was the most surprising thing was the level of protection. My Sempai thought the men and Kote felt thick when they struck me during training, so we made the test to strike Kote as hard as they could while I was wearing them. I barely felt A thing! No pain at all when hit on the forearm, and perhaps a slight, minimum painful sensation when hit in the knuckles and on the wrist.
So, If you’re looking for a Bogu that allows you to withstand hard strikes allowing you to train longer, then this is it.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent product September 11, 2018
Reviewer: Timothy Pierce Sotelo from Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines  
I received my order in less than 9 days and all items are in pristine condition. Two thumbs up!

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Compra juego Bogu - Kurama September 8, 2018
Reviewer: Jorge Emilio Baquero Rodriguez from Humanes de Madrid, Madrid Spain  
No tengo nada que comentar,el kendo bogu para mi parecer esta bien!!...me gusta y es la razon del porque hize la compra,despues de haber visitado tiendas online japonesas de confecciones de ropa para deportes Artes marciales,la proxima compra sera con udstedes.Un abrazo.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
September 7, 2018
Reviewer: Pedro Juanes from Playa de san Juan Alícante , Alícante Spain  

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