Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set
Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set

Bishamon Kotengata - Outlet Custom 8mm Cross-stitch Bogu Set

$625.15

This bogu is a one of a kind, ordered to test a bogu design.  We are making it available as an outlet product so it can go to a good home!  It's elegant and refined design, kotengata long mendare and protective 8mm cross-stitch futon make this the perfect choice for kendoka who like old-school cool and prioritise protection in their equipment.

The foundation of this set is its thick 8mm cross-stitched futon, that has been reinforced with orizashi cotton and reinforced with indigo-dyed clarino synthetic leather.  The broad 8mm stitch allows the futon to absorb powerful strikes, whilst the cross-stitch lattice increases durabiltiy and keeps the armour flexible and supple.

This foundation has been refined with the addition of a Bishamon shokko done in black on both the ago and the mune.  This design relates to the war god Bishamon-ten patron of bushi in Japan.  Its interlocking pattern is beautiful, but understated - perfect for kendo.

Alongside its traditional stylings, it also features several innovative features.  The mengane is the Tozando exclusive High Vision variety, with an expanded monomi allowing for a greater field of view.  The kote are stitched in the yoroigata style for additional comfort and easier tenouchi.

We recommend this set to both beginners and intermediate practitioners looking for a solid and protective set, but with a distinctive, but reserved look.  There is only one available, so when it is gone it will no longer be available.  For sizing and specifications, please see below.

Sizing

  • Men Size: 70cm - Headband 58cm, Monomi 11cm - this can be tightened or expanded by 1cm.
  • Do: L Size, Recommended Height: 160cm to 175cm, Waist: 75cm to 95cm
  • Kote: L size - Palm Length 18cm to 19.5cm, Arouns the Palm 20cm to 21.5cm
  • Tare: L size, Recommended Height: 160cm to 175cm, Waist: 75cm to 95cm

Specifications

  • Futon: 8mm Cross-stitch, #8000 Aizome Cotton
  • Kazarigawa: Orizashi Aizome Cotton
  • Mendare: Kotengata - 20cm, Gunome Naname-zashi (4mm diagonal cross-stitch)
  • Mengane: Tozando High Vision Duralumin Mengane
  • Uchiwa: Sillead - quick dry and breathable
  • Tsuki-dare: Bishamon stitching in black thread, 5 lines of kazari-ito
  • 50pc Kuroishime (matte black) reinforced resin dodai with a red interior
  • Deluxe Kurozan leather mune with Sangaimatsu kazari and Bishamon stitching in black.
  • Yoroiggata Kote Atama
  • Gakuzashi style Tare