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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
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.
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 Unknown on Oct 17th 2017
I ordered this custom fitted Mugen Ryouga because my 15 year old Tada Jissen men was falling apart. To my very pleasant surprise, I received my Ryouga men only 3 weeks after placing my order. I also own a Tozando Tokuren-X 6mm cross-stitch set. Comparing it to the Ryouga men, you can feel the men buton being much stiffer on the Ryouga, and the material quality is much better. However, the Tokuren-X is less than half the price of the Ryouga, so that's understandable. I've already used my Ryouga men at a taikai last week, and it was extremely comfortable, and offered great protection. The quick dray padding inside is also very useful. I'm kicking myself for not ordering a custom fitted men years ago to save me alot of discomfort. I highly recommend the Ryouga custom fitted men for comfort, great protection, and quality of materials.
Posted by Jon Fitzgerald - Team GB Captain on Oct 29th 2015
Being a national team member I have a busy training schedule and my equipment takes a lot of punishment at camps and in the dojo every week. I purchased the Ryouga men to use as an extra men during everyday training, although it is ideal for use at championships also. Extremely well produced, and fits to the face excellently once broken in after a few sessions of use. The men is very lightweight but looks excellent. The custom options also allow you to make a totally unique men to your ideal specifications. Protection, attention to detail, and aesthetics are all excellent. I'd recommend this men to anyone looking to upgrade an existing bougu set, or take a spare for regular use.