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Manufactured by Japan's only workshop capable of producing 100% MADE IN JAPAN Kendogu, we present the MUGEN series’ deluxe level model – GEKIHA is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi cotton, #8,800 grade cotton, and premium cuts of genuine 'Aizome' dyed deerskin. GEKIHA features a flexible yet comfortable 4mm Nagazashi Futon, with Nanamezashi (diagonal stitching) for added comfort on the Mendare. The design of the GEKIHA Men is iconic, thanks to it being based around its domestic predecessor - HAKKOU JIRUSHI - popular amongst some of Japan's most famous competitors and teachers.
Men : 1,310g
Kote : 465g
Do : 1,450g
Tare : 695g
Total approximate weight : 3,920g
GEKIHA offers a fully made to order, made in Japan option for those looking for a deluxe quality ‘All Round’ Bogu set. Utilizing top quality materials, GEKIHA is soft and flexible, and also extremely lightweight and durable. GEKIHA is well suited for any occasion and perfect for all levels of Kendoka. Featuring diagonal stitching on the Mendare, to give extra comfort, and an overall 4mm Nagazashi stitching - equivalent to around 1.5bu in traditional terms - this stitch width is said by many to give the best balance between flexibility and durability. The diagonal cut applied to the Mendare, and the Tare panels add to the sharp, yet dignified overall appearance.
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The GEKIHA Men is completely made to order to your exact sizes, using high quality Shoai-zome cotton, and top-grade genuine 'Aizome' deerskin for the reinforcements. The design is simplistic overall, and features diagonal 'Nanamezashi' stitching on the Mendare, for excellent comfort. The MUGEN Original Mengane is an originally designed Mengane, featuring an improved balance, giving improved lateral vision, and has reinforced Titanium bars in the strike zone. This gives the optimum balance of being lightweight, and also extremely strong. Further, the Mengane is coated with an original high-gloss coating, which strengthens the surface, preventing chips, cracks and dents. Finally the MUGEN Original Mengane is finished with matte grey on the inside, giving a cool and discreet outlook.
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Utilizing our original 'Infinity Grip' technology, GEKIHA presents the culmination of generations of expertise in crafting premium Kendo equipment. The GEKIHA Kote are made, not only to your EXACT sizes and specifications, but they are made to – what we believe – to be the optimum design, allowing an unparalleled level of comfort, and ease of use. The full Orizashi design makes the GEKIHA Kote lightweight, and quick drying. Genuine smoked deerskin palms are used, allowing for extra durability, and also an accurate feel of the Shinai. Further, the Yoroigata Kazari on the fist section gives a subtle, yet individual look.
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As with the other parts, the GEKIHA Tare is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi #8,800 cotton, top-grade genuine ‘Aizome’ deerskin.
MADE IN MIYAZAKI, JAPAN by The Kendogu Workshop of Japan Co., Ltd.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH SET OF MUGEN SERIES DELUXE KENDOGU IS MADE INDIVIDUALLY, FROM SCRATCH, FOR EACH ORDER. NO CORNERS ARE CUT IN PRODUCTION OF THE MUGEN SERIES, AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THE QUALITY WE OFFER. THIS QUALITY REQUIRES TIME. PRODUCTION OF GEKIHA IS DEPENDANT ON THE WORKLOAD OF OUR CRAFTSMEN, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE REQUIRED MATERIALS, HOWEVER, IN GENERAL, PRODUCTION IS CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT 10 to 12 WEEKS.
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* 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 Laurens van der Meulen on Jun 24th 2016
After +10 years of training, I decided to get a new bogu and not compromise. Nathan from All Japan budogu was very helpful in guiding my through different bogu-sets and also in design/customization aspects.
Because of the bamboo-do I selected I had to wait a while, but it was well worth the wait. The set is stunning in every way. The men is superlight, shapes nicely and the grey outlook is very cool. The kote are flexible, but not too soft. Overall the appareance of this set is the best I've seen.
Simply an amazing bogu-set. Well worth the money and the wait.
Posted by Sakura Dojo Mulhouse (France) on Feb 9th 2016
Very well made !
Just 4 stars because I need some feedback and see how it worn.
Customer relationship was excellent as always, thank you !
Posted by Unknown on Nov 12th 2015
Beautiful and functional Bogu with quality craftsmanship, and light weight! This 4mm stitch feels like it will really shape well and be very durable. Opted for a Titanium mengane with extra cost, and they kindly obliged. Terrific customer service (Thank you Sebastian) and fast shipping (It took one day to get to me in Singapore). Fantastic experience shopping on AJB, despite not being in Japan.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 27th 2015
This bogu is simply GREAT!!! Is comfortable, is very very lighyweight and offer a good protection.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 24th 2015
Absolutely stunning. I have been using the sakura bogu for about a year now and love it. I ordered Gekiha for special events and am absolutely blown away with the quality. I recently visited a few top kendo supply stores in Tokyo and can say without hesitation this gekiha is far superior and costs about 1/3 less than the other brands with similar materials. For the price, you just can't beat it. Add the best customer service in the business on top of that and you've got an easy choice. Best materials, craftsmanship, looks, fit and feel in its class and best customer service. What's not to like?