The Wakon Tomoe pair of kote.
Straight on view of the ktoe head and orange kazariito.
Close-up of the orizashi reinforcement and orange kazari ito with white yabane.
Full view of the kote together as a pair.
The top view the kote thumb and forefinger side.
Side-view of the kote including the thumb.
Side-view of the kote including the flexible wrist.
Rear view of the kote.
Angle view of the kote futon.
Close-up of the cross-stitch futon.
Straight view of the cross-stitched futon.
Close-up of the white clarino tenouchi.
Close-up of Yamamoto Mariko's kote tag.
Authentic made in Japan label.
Under-view of the ktoe showing the himo laces.
The kote worn holding a shinai.
Close-up of the kote holding a shinai.
The Wakon Tomoe pair of kote.
Straight on view of the ktoe head and orange kazariito.
Close-up of the orizashi reinforcement and orange kazari ito with white yabane.
Full view of the kote together as a pair.
The top view the kote thumb and forefinger side.
Side-view of the kote including the thumb.
Side-view of the kote including the flexible wrist.
Rear view of the kote.
Angle view of the kote futon.
Close-up of the cross-stitch futon.
Straight view of the cross-stitched futon.
Close-up of the white clarino tenouchi.
Close-up of Yamamoto Mariko's kote tag.
Authentic made in Japan label.
Under-view of the ktoe showing the himo laces.
The kote worn holding a shinai.
Close-up of the kote holding a shinai.

Wakon Tomoe - Jissengata Cross-Stitch Kote

$225.23

The ultimate Kote for practitioners focusing on shiai. These kote are extraordinarily light and flexible and they also sport a very striking appearance, originally designed for Yamamoto Mariko Senshu - member of Osaka's Prefectural Police.

once you try them on you will immediately notice a minimal loss in mobility, both for the wrist and fingers. These are kote made for performance, for someone who is able to apply pressure to all the possible angles of a strike. Combined with their exceptional lightness they are perfect for any level of competition.

Because these have been deigned specifically with shiai in mind they are not recommended for regular keiko or anyone acting as a motodachi.