The various parts of the korin bogu seen before final assembly.
The korin bogu seen fully assembled and on a stand.
Full view of the men and its deerskin reinforcement.
Top-down view of the menbuton.
View of the urushi menbuchi and titanium mengane.
Close-up of the IBB Titanium Pro mengane.
Alternative close-up of the titanium mengane.
Close-up of the koto aizome deerskin tsuki-dare.
View of the hand-pressed kurozan leather mimikawa.
Close-up of the fine gunomezashi mendare and brown silk kazari ito.
Inside view of the hand-stitched aizome cotton uchiwa.
Inside view of the fine 1.5 Bu individual stitches.
Close-up of the koto konkawa deerskin kote atama.
The kote feature a reinforced deerskin patches called "yukiwa", finely edged in silk thread.
Close-up of the 1.5 Bu tezashi futon.
The Korin's unique tag and label.
Close-up of the korin label.
The fine white koto deerskin tenouchi, the softest leather possible.
Alternative angle of the kote tenouchi.
Full view of the korin tare.
Close-up of the hara obi and chidori ito.
The kumozashi overstitching used on the deerskin of the tare.
Close-up of the gakuzashi stitching.
The fine sumikawa used to reinforce the tare.
The leather reinforcements that attach the himo to the hara-obi of the tare.
View of the hand-pressed and sewn kurozan leather mune of the do.
Close-up of the gobanzashi style stitcihng on the inner part of the mune design.
The reverse side of the mune showing its beautiful brown leather.
Alternative view of the beautiful brown leather mune.
View of the hand-lacquered bamboo dodai.
The bamboo dodai seen without the mune.
The reverse side of the bamboo dodai showing the fuki-urushi finish that lets you see the beautiful quality of the bamboo staves.
Close-up of the dodai's bamboo staves before final assembly.
The signature of Kyoto and Tozando craftsmanship hand painted onto every dodai.
The various parts of the korin bogu seen before final assembly.
The korin bogu seen fully assembled and on a stand.
Full view of the men and its deerskin reinforcement.
Top-down view of the menbuton.
View of the urushi menbuchi and titanium mengane.
Close-up of the IBB Titanium Pro mengane.
Alternative close-up of the titanium mengane.
Close-up of the koto aizome deerskin tsuki-dare.
View of the hand-pressed kurozan leather mimikawa.
Close-up of the fine gunomezashi mendare and brown silk kazari ito.
Inside view of the hand-stitched aizome cotton uchiwa.
Inside view of the fine 1.5 Bu individual stitches.
Close-up of the koto konkawa deerskin kote atama.
The kote feature a reinforced deerskin patches called "yukiwa", finely edged in silk thread.
Close-up of the 1.5 Bu tezashi futon.
The Korin's unique tag and label.
Close-up of the korin label.
The fine white koto deerskin tenouchi, the softest leather possible.
Alternative angle of the kote tenouchi.
Full view of the korin tare.
Close-up of the hara obi and chidori ito.
The kumozashi overstitching used on the deerskin of the tare.
Close-up of the gakuzashi stitching.
The fine sumikawa used to reinforce the tare.
The leather reinforcements that attach the himo to the hara-obi of the tare.
View of the hand-pressed and sewn kurozan leather mune of the do.
Close-up of the gobanzashi style stitcihng on the inner part of the mune design.
The reverse side of the mune showing its beautiful brown leather.
Alternative view of the beautiful brown leather mune.
View of the hand-lacquered bamboo dodai.
The bamboo dodai seen without the mune.
The reverse side of the bamboo dodai showing the fuki-urushi finish that lets you see the beautiful quality of the bamboo staves.
Close-up of the dodai's bamboo staves before final assembly.
The signature of Kyoto and Tozando craftsmanship hand painted onto every dodai.

Korin - Tezashi Konkawa Bogu

$13,761.47
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The pinnacle of Tozando's hand-stitched bogu. The Korin is the culmination of our design philosophy of providing joy to our customers, satisfaction to our craftsmen and service to the budo community.

 

 

The futon, mune, dodai and leather parts are all made painstakingly by hand. In-fact only the mengane and fine stitching threads are made by machine. This means at every stage this bogu has been painstakingly focused upon, resulting in an unparalleled quality that is immediately apparent as soon as you touch it.

 

                 

 

 

The dodai is a masterpiece of urushi lacquer and leather working. The bamboo dodai is crafted here in Kyoto by the renowned Shoryudo Urushi workshop, their rich tones and perfect finishes are the finest available in bamboo dodai. This is combined with a luxurious hand-pressed kurozan leather mune, these are exceedingly rare and beautiful pieces of art.

We stand by the Korin as the finest bogu available, responding to each individual customer's needs and modifying the design to suit each individual's taste. If you want a bogu that is the pinnacle in every respect then look no further.