The Tokuren Silver Bogu is made exclusively with Shiai in mind. It's lightweight yet protective, featuring 4mm "Tight-stitch" stitching. Thanks to this tighter stitching, meaning that the stitch width is made shorter than normal, the Futon is now more durable and there is less chance of thread breakage even with rougher usage, all while still keeping the softness and flexibility of the Futon.
The Men uses a Duralumin Mengane to make the Men as light as possible to allow for maximum mobility. The top of the Men is properly padded despite being so lightweight, so there is no need to worry about proper protection. The Men Futon is stitched with Tight-stitch stitching making the Futon more durable, while still keeping it soft and flexible together with the short Mendare stitched with Nanamezashi that makes the Mendare more pliable and allows for a wider range of movements. The Men also comes with the Tozando IBB Safety guard attachment by default for proper protection of your throat against Tsuki.
The Kote are light and made in Orizashi cotton. We have stuffed these Kote to allow for a much better fit, while still allowing for very dynamic movements, and puts less strain in your fingers, wrists and arms. Since the Kote is made in Orizashi cotton, it is also good absorbing moisture and dries rapidly. The Tenouchi is made using Micro-punch Neo-leather to keep your Kote ventilated and since the Kote does not contain any Deerskin parts, they are also washable.
Lastly the Tare are made with Tight-stitch stitching to allow for an extra light, yet flexible and protective Tare. In fact, this tare is about 20% lighter than our past Tokuren series Tare, yet it looks very elegant and is easily shaped to your body. We have also made the tight-stitch slightly smaller on the Hara-obi, which makes it more comfortable and easier to move in. The Tare features Orizashi decorations and reinforcements and does not have any Herikawa, giving it a unique yet simplistic look similar to a Fukuronui-style Tare.
Tokuren Z Silver Kote have a tendency to run slightly small. For a more comfortable fit, we suggest ordering on size larger than the size chart shows.