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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
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To do so, select "My name in Japanese (color)" in the "Bogu Embroidery" drop-down menu then, write your name in alphabet in the text box below and we will translate it for you.


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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: 18 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
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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Good for beginners November 3, 2018
Reviewer: Ryusuke Shinoda  
This is my first bogu ever so I'm not that knowledgable about Bogus but my teacher was impressed by the quality of this set, especially for the affordable price it comes at. The delivery was fairly quick as well. Would recommend.

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Extremely good bogu for an unbeatable price October 25, 2018
Reviewer: R from Germany  
If there is one point of criticism, it is the Kote. While it is very comfortable to wear (my sensei said so too) I do feel the strikes quite a bit. After being hit on the Kote in training only about 5 or 6 times, my arm hurt for days. I recommend getting an additional under-the-kote protector.

Other than that, there is not really that much to say. I myself am a beginner, so I can't judge the quality, but by senseis and senpais were extremely impressed by this bogu, especially considering the price.

The entire thing arrived within 13 days of the order, shipping was free. I later received a note from the tax authority, informing me about the import tax, but stating that it had already been paid. So they kept their promise of taking care of the import tax!

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Good basic set, great service October 15, 2018
Reviewer: Minh from Ha Noi, Hanoi Vietnam  
I purchased the set for one of my friend who has just started. He needs a basic one, yet also looks for good protection. Upon trying the Kurama on our very first keiko, we think this set is quite unbeatable give the price.

We are also lucky being able to get the set that matches my friend's measure. Jack sorted things out super fast and we receive the package sooner than expected (even after 6 years of being Tozando's customer).

Now there's a lot of keiko to look forward to !

Thank you very much, Jack, Kendo-Bogu and Tozando!

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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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