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CA Budogu PEARL: Lightweight Jissengata Style Bogu Set

Regular price $795.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $795.00 USD

The pinnacle of modern and traditional Budogu craftsmanship, the California Budogu PEARL Bogu set is based off models that have become some of the most desired Bogu sets for top level competitors throughout Japan. Blending modern technology and traditional craftsmanship, the PEARL is a lightweight and comfortable Bogu set with a beautifully unique design. The set is not only more protective than a standard Jissengata style set, but perfect for everyday practice as well.

The PEARL is reinforced with top-quality quick drying Aizome dyed Orizashi fabric, antibacterial TASTEX-MGU infused within the inner padding and Uchiwa, and synthetic leather reinforcements where durability is needed the most. The entire Bogu set requires little to no break in time, and can easily be used straight out of the box. Unlike other Jissengata style Bogu sets, the PEARL is designed with protection in mind. Featuring a thick Tezashi-like 8mm Gunomezashi Menbuton and additional padding on the right Kote, this Jissengata style set not only excels in tournament use, but is a fantastic option for regular practice as well.

Perhaps one of the most noticeable features of this Bogu set is the modern and unique stitching method on the "U-Shaped" Tare - designed to mold to the waist of the user. Both the Men and the subtle yet beautifully decorated Tare are finished with Fukuronui - a unique method of finishing the corners without Herikawa (edging reinforcements). While this requires more effort and a cleaner stitching technique, it reduces the overall weight while giving the Tare a sharp and unique appearance. Rather than the straight traditional cut, the Tare-Obi is cut in a U-shape with a fusion of both 4mm Nanamizashi and thicker 8mm straight stitching, allowing it to easily form to the user’s body. 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 Kote Atama also feature a unique Kazari-Ito layout that allows them to easily mold to the grip of the user.

This is one of the first Jissengata models suitable for ALL Kendoka – even those who find themselves acting as Motodachi on the receiving end of strikes. If you are looking for a lightweight Bogu and modern Bogu set for the purpose of competition, without giving up all protection, there is no better option than the PEARL!  

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!

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