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The ultimate made in Japan Bogu set.
Manufactured by Japan's only workshop capable of producing 100% MADE IN JAPAN Kendogu, we present the MUGEN series’ premium level model – RYOUGA is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi cotton, #10,000 grade cotton, and premium cuts of genuine 'Aizome' dyed deerskin. Owing to the 6mm 'Koushizashi' (grid-pattern double-stitching) the Futon offers a revolutionary level of comfort, flexibility and durability. Essentially, stitches run through the Futon both vertically and horizontally, providing a flexible, yet strong framework. Based on the design of the popular GEKIHA, RYOUGA's appearance is truly 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 : 1,375g
Kote : 450g
Do : 1,450g
Tare : 705g
Total approximate weight : 3,980g
RYOUGA offers a fully made to order, made in Japan option for those looking for a premium quality Bogu set, that is suitable for literally all occasions. Utilizing the very best quality materials, RYOUGA is soft and flexible, lightweight, and extremely durable. RYOUGA 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 6mm Koushizashi stitching - equivalent to around 2.0 bu in traditional terms - gives excellent flexibility, and at the same time optimum durability. The diagonal cut applied to the Mendare, and the Tare panels add to the sharp, yet dignified overall appearance.
The RYOUGA 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.
Utilizing our original 'Infinity Grip' technology, RYOUGA presents the culmination of generations of expertise in crafting premium Kendo equipment. The RYOUGA 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 RYOUGA 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 6mm Koushizashi stitching gives excellent protection, and unbeatable durability.
As with the other parts, the RYOUGA Tare is reinforced using genuine Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi #10,000 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 RYOUGA 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 Marc Zoda on Oct 17th 2017
This set in particular out performs all my expectations! I could not be more satisfied with my purchase. If undecided, the mugen ryouga is worth every penny. The mugen ryouga is unparalleled quality and functionality.
Posted by Julien on Feb 18th 2016