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CA Budogu SAPPHIRE: Master Quality All-Purpose Bogu Set (Deerskin Version)

Regular price $1,791.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $1,791.00 CAD

While lightweight Jissengata Bogu spiked in popularity throughout the years, many customers also seek a Bogu set that would feature the same top quality, and comfort offered by these competition sets, but would also be suitable for intensive regular practice or promotional exams. In answer to this, we have decided to offer the 'ultimate all-purpose' Bogu set. The SAPPHIRE Bogu set by California Budogu is a set that is not only affordable, lightweight, and comfortable, but also features added durability and a luxurious finish by using only the highest quality materials. This Bogu set is even worn by some of Japan's most elite Kendoka, including Ryusuke Natsumeda - the recent 71st All Japan Kendo CHAMPION. 

Featuring a simple yet timeless 8mm Gunomezashi design, the Men, Kote, and Tare feature top quality Aizome deerskin on reinforcements such as the Herikawa and Ago. There are two versions of the set, so you can choose between a lightweight Orizashi or luxurious Konkawa (Deerskin) Futon.  The Orizashi version has the advantage of being flexible and quick-drying, making it suitable for those looking for a more lightweight Bogu set for everyday practice. The Konkawa version provides the best durability, helping the Bogu last throughout years of intense practice, as well as a luxurious look ideal to exhibit at promotion exams and special events.

Regardless of Futon type, each Futon is not only lightweight and protective – being thicker in the parts of the Men and Kote for protection against strikes – but also infused with antibacterial TASTEX-MGU for extra cleanliness. The Men features a unique IBB-SWV (Safety Wide View) Duralumin Mengane, increasing the range of sight to improve vision between the Monomi bars. Utilizing the best of both worlds, the Kote palms feature a unique half-smoked deerskin, giving these Kote the durability of smoked but comfort and flexibility of bleached deerskin. The Tare features deerskin not only on the Herikawa, but where the Obi connects to the Himo for increased durability. Finally, the top row of Kazari-Ito is lowered by approximately one centimeter, to reduce ware and tare over time from rubbing against the Do.

The SAPPHIRE set by California Budogu is suitable for ALL Kendoka looking for a high end yet affordable Bogu set – including beginners, competitors, and high ranking Sensei.

Choose between FIVE different Mune designs!

The set includes a FREE Men Himo, Do Himo, Chichikawa, and Tenugui!

EMBROIDERY & CUSTOMIZATIONS: Please click HERE to add name embroidery or other additional customizations to your new Bogu!

MEASUREMENTS: Please click HERE for detailed information on measurements. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us anytime at