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New for 2018!
The Sakura blossom has been a Samurai symbol for a long time due to its short, but brilliant lifespan.
Following this tradition, SAKURA features elegant, black ’Ko-zakura’ Clarino accents. 3mm ‘All Japan Pitch’ stitching gives excellent durability.
Antibacterial 3M™ Refresher interlining helps prevent odor, making SAKURA a Bogu set that is both beautiful and practical!
The Men features our original, Japan-Made IBB All Japan ‘Pearl’ Mengane: Lightweight Duralumin construction with robust Titanium top bars in the strike zone. Improved balance and vision makes it easier to keep the right posture and perform various techniques correctly. The inside of the Mengane has a refined appearance, thanks to its discreet, matte gray finish.
Black ‘Ko-zakura’ Clarino accents and elegant Kawakazari sets SAKURA apart from ordinary Men and gives it a distinct appearance.
The Mendare have been shortened enough to allow you to move your shoulders without hindrance, yet maintain a dignified appearance! An angled cut and diagonal stitching ensures maximum flexibility. The 3mm stitch width gives durability and allows the Mendare to maintain the ideal shape with minimum effort. L-shaped embroidery along the edges reinforces and increases their durability.
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Freedom of movement – down to your fingertips! Our Yoroi-gata Kazari gives the feeling of each individual finger being encased in padding, maximizing maneuverability. This allows you to move your hands freely. The Kote palms are made with the utmost care to allow you accurate feedback and feel from you Shinai, letting you maneuver it with ease. ‘Ko-zakura’ patterned Clarino accents give the Kote a luxurious quality.
Our specially cut, perfectly angled EGURI wrist joint allows you to move naturally and without hindrance. Assuming the correct Kamae and performing techniques becomes much easier with this innovative design! 3mm stitch width gives the Kote increased durability.
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Both the Tare and Tare Himo are tapered to fit your body, making it easy to tie and ensuring a comfortable fit around your abdomen. The Tare stays in place even during hard practice and gives a good range of motion. The same ‘Ko-Zakura’ Clarino reinforcements are used for the Tare as for the Men and Kote for a subtle, elegant look.
Diagonally cut and supple, the Tare naturally forms to the correct shape, giving the wearer a dignified look. Seven rows of Dankazari embroidery means the Tare is both durable and flexible enough to let you move up and down from Sonkyo with ease.
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Includes Himo, Chichikawa and Tenugui.
Larger or irregular sizes may require additional cost and/or production time.
* NB: Although we are perfectly able to craft almost any size, please note that we might have to ask you for extra fees and extra crafting time if your measurements are out of the Japanese standards, since it will require extra materials, special designs and extra work for our craftsmen.
Posted by Tayler on Nov 17th 2018
I purchased the Sakura 2018 set for my return to kendo. I wanted a good, mid-range set that would last until I was back into competition form from a recent injury. The Sakura set far exceeded my expectations for a Hyou-jun bogu!!! The stitching is flawless, the bogu is very light yet strong, and the details are beautiful. I'm very proud to own this set and I'm so happy to have purchased from All Japan!!
Posted by marc reynaud on Sep 19th 2018
Very beautiful bogu, beautiful finishes.