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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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Comes with free Kendogi and Hakama until August 10th
Tax Free
3 Year Warranty on all Bogu Sets
List Price: $560.00
Our Price: $420.00
Sale Price: $320.00
You save $240.00!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days

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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.

    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.

    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: 7 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good service, nice equipment June 7, 2018
Reviewer: From the Netherlands from Amersfoort, Netherlands  
After a lot of searching I came across kendo-bogu. I got a fast and honest response on my questions. So I ordered and while the processing of my order was not the fastest, after asking, again I got a very fast and extensive response. Delivery went very smooth and fast.

I like the bogu. I'm not into all kind of colours and this hasn't. It's crafted good and nicely. The men is protecting me very well. As a beginner you can't wish for more. It is not the clothing that makes you a good kenshi!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very good product April 28, 2018
Reviewer: Joemerson Oliveira from Cuiabá, MT Brazil  
An excellent option for those who are starting or as a reserve bogu, for those who train very frequently. The form of acquisition, without taxes, makes it much easier for those who need to import.

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December 21, 2017
Reviewer: Alexey Bester from Moscow, Russian Federation Russia  

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my first bogu set October 28, 2017
Reviewer: mehmet bultan from Ankara, icanadolu Turkey  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very good! May 7, 2017
Reviewer: JR from France  
I am very happy with the quality. Maybe I want to get another.

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