HIMUKA: Luxury Made-in-Japan Bushu-Ichi Bogu Set
Manufactured by Nihon Kendogu Seisakusho or NKS - one of Japan's only workshops capable of producing 100% MADE IN JAPAN Kendogu - HIMUKA utilizes master quality Japanese materials while featuring a traditional and understated design.
The ultimate fusion of traditional and modern materials, HIMUKA is reinforced using some of the most sought after Japanese ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi cotton from Bushu-Ichi, and premium cuts of genuine 'Aizome' dyed deerskin. It features a very flexible and protective 8mm Futon, with 4mm Gunomezashi (finer stitching) on the Mendare. This, fused with the tight 2.5mm stitch pitch allows the Bogu to flexible and protective in the strike zone, yet still gives the ability to form an attractive overall shape.
HIMUKA offers a fully made to order, made in Japan option for those looking for a bespoke ‘all-round’ Bogu set. Soft and flexible, with a thick and protective Futon, HIMUKA is well perfect for those looking for a Bogu set to mainly use for heavy Keiko. Especially recommended those who often assume the role of Motodachi, and finding themselves on the receiving end of repeated, heavy strikes. The 8mm stitching allows for excellent comfort, owing to the thick and padded Futon, yet the tighter stitching on the Mendare allows for a nice shape to be formed, ensuring that you still look great whilst wearing it. The overall design is intentionally simplistic, based on traditional designs.
The HIMUKA 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. NKS' original Mengane features 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 Mengane is finished with matte grey on the inside, giving a cool and discreet outlook.
Utilizing an improved Eguri (wrist angle) and Tenouchi (palm) design by NKS, HIMUKA presents the culmination of generations of expertise in crafting premium Kendo equipment. The HIMUKA 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 HIMUKA Kote lightweight, and quick drying. The palms may be upgraded to genuine smoked deerskin, or produced as standard with synthetic leather allowing for extra durability, and an accurate feel of the Shinai. Finally the 8mm stitching makes for a thick, cushioned Futon, giving a fantastic level of protection.
As with the other parts, the HIMUKA Tare is reinforced using genuine Japanese Bushu-Ichi ‘Aizome’ dyed Orizashi, top-grade genuine ‘Aizome’ deerskin
EMBROIDERY & CUSTOMIZATION: All Bogu sets on California Budogu come standard with a high quality 50pc. Type Synthetic Do. Please click HERE to add name embroidery or other customizations to your new Bogu set!
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LEAD TIME: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH SET OF NKS DELUXE KENDOGU IS MADE INDIVIDUALLY, FROM SCRATCH, FOR EACH ORDER. NO CORNERS ARE CUT IN PRODUCTION OF ANY NKS BOGU SETS, AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THE QUALITY WE OFFER. THIS QUALITY REQUIRES TIME. PRODUCTION OF HIMUKA IS DEPENDANT ON THE WORKLOAD OF NKS, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE REQUIRED MATERIALS, HOWEVER, IN GENERAL, PRODUCTION IS CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT 10 to 12 WEEKS.