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Thank you for visiting TEZASHI.COM - Please enjoy designing your own Bogu! NOTE: TEZASHI BOGU is NOT returnable or exchangeable.

Everything on this website is made of top quality materials, and carefully made to your specifications. Our experienced craftsmen produce every single parts of the Bogu by hand from scratch. The delivery time for the Bogu will depend on your requirements, and the availability of the products. For example, expect to wait approximately 2 months for a 64 Bamboo Same Do to be made.

Same top quality materials are used for all Tezashi Bogu. We DO NOT use different materials for different Bogus, except for the 3 Bu Bogu. We have made the 3 BU Bogu set in order to make Hand Stitched Bogu more affordable to everyone. For 3 Bu Bogu uses cow leather, instead of the deer leather, and Yamato Do, instead of the Bamboo Do. The differences in prices are based on the stitch size and the details of the Bogu.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. Also, if you have a Bogu in mind that can not be created on this website, please feel free to contact one of our friendly Bogu Consultants. We can also make original design if you can come up with your own design. We have four staff who has participated at World Kendo Championships. e-mail: sales@tezashi.com Toll Free in the USA: 866-DO KENDO (866-365-3636) International: +1 (310) 327-3256

You will be able to see how the Bogu will look after you have made your choices, however please note that every single Bogu is hand crafted, so the final item may not look exactly as the one shown on the picture. Also, in this version of this website, the Futon portion of the Bogu shown on the picture is a custom designed 0.8 Bu Bogu. This web site is a Beta version, and in order to serve our clients better, changes to the site is occurring every day.

Once you had placed an order, one of our consultants will be in contact with you to confirm your options, and discuss the payment method. Please note that the website will not ask for a payment method.

3.0 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men:3Bu
Ago:Batsu Sashi/White Straight
Kote:3Bu
Do:Yamato/Keshi Zumi
Mune:Hongumo Esuji Goban/White Straight
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Affordable Hand Stitched Bogu.

High cost performance Tezashi Bogu for top Kendo players. All hand made, with 3.0 Bu stitch quality. All leather re-enforcements are made with Top quality Aizome cow leather. All fabric used is Shoaizome #10000 fabric. All hand made, with 3.0 Bu quality stitching. 3.0 Bu Tezashi Bogu has a Gunome Futon stitching. This is a beautiful combination of design and usability. The sections that have more wear (i.e. borders of Tare and Men Futon), has a tighter stitching for more durability. The Futon is thicker compared to the tighter stitch Bogus, making the Futon softer. Some people prefer the thicker Futon that feels that it absorbs more of the Shinai impact.

starting at$1,090.00
2.0 BU Orizashi Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Kote,Tare:2Bu Orizashi Men Futon:Kado Kawa Ago:Naname Sashi Shoko/[R]/Dark Navy Diagonal Mune:Orubeta Naname/Dark Navy Diagonal Do:Kiji Do 60 Bamboo Pieces
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High performance Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo players. All hand made, with 2.0 Bu quality stitching. 2.0 Bu Tezashi Bogu has a Gunome Futon stitching. The major characteristic of this Bogu is that Orizashi fabric (similar to Kendogi Material) is used in many parts of the Bogu. This is how many Bogus in the past used to be made. This is a beautiful combination of design and usability. The sections that have more wear (i.e. borders of Tare and Men Futon), has a tighter stitching for more durability. The Futon is thicker compared to the tighter stitch Bogus, making the Futon softer. Some people prefer the thicker Futon that feels that it absorbs more of the Shinai impact.

starting at$1,730.00
2.0 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Kote,Tare:2Bu Men Futon:Kado Kawa
Men Gane:
IBB Pro Ago:Naname Sashi /Burgundy Diagonal Mune:Hongumo Esuji Naname/Burgundy Diagonal Do:Yamato Special 50 Pieces Bamboo/Aka Chou
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High performance Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo players. All hand made, with 2.0 Bu quality stitching. 2.0 Bu Tezashi Bogu has a Gunome Futon stitching. This is a beautiful combination of design and usability. The sections that have more wear (i.e. borders of Tare and Men Futon), has a tighter stitching for more durability. The Futon is thicker compared to the tighter stitch Bogus, making the Futon softer. Some people prefer the thicker Futon that feels that it absorbs more of the Shinai impact.

starting at$1,880.00
1.5 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Tare:1.5 BuKote:1.2 Bu Men Futon:Kado Kawa
Men Gane:
IBB Pro Ago:Naname Sashi/Dark Navy (diagonal) Mune:Esuji/Navy Blue x Light Blue x White Do:60 Pieces Bamboo Top Urushi Do (expanded)/Kon Kanshitsu
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High quality Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo players. All hand made, with 1.5 Bu quality stitching. 1.5 Bu Tezashi Bogu has a Gunome Futon stitching. This is a beautiful combination of design and usability. The sections that have more wear (i.e. borders of Tare and Men Futon), has a tighter stitching for more durability.

starting at$2,380.00
1.2 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Kote,Tare:1.2Bu Men Gane:IBB PRO Men Futon:Kado Kawa Men Gane:Red Ago:Goban Sashi/Navy Blue Mune:[M07]Orubeta/Navy Blue Do:Yamato Special Do/Tame Ishime
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Master quality Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo Masters. All hand made, with 1.2 Bu quality stitching. Many people find 1.2 Bu Bogu the best stitching as it keeps the beauty of a tight stitching, but the Futon is not as hard as the 1.0 Bu or 0.8 Bu. Each Bogu set is made to your requests and measurements.

starting at$2,580.00
1.0 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Kote,Tare:1Bu Men Gane:TAC Black Men Futon:Kado Kawa Men Gane:Black Ago:Goban Sashi Shoko/[Q]/Burgundy Straight Mune:Onigumo Ashishoko/[Q]/Burgundy Straight Do:60 Pieces Bamboo Same Do (shark skin)/Black
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Master quality Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo Masters. All hand made, with 1.0 Bu quality stitching. 1.0 Bu Bogu sets are the most common Top Class Tezashi Bogu available. It has a beautiful finish.

starting at$2,830.00
0.8 BU Bogu SetSELECT
Sample Configuration (this is a real product image)
Men,Tare:0.8Bu Kote1.2BuMen Gane:IBB Men Futon:Kado Kawa Men Gane:Black Ago:Batsu Sashi/Dark Navy (straight) Mune:Yotsugumo/Dark Navy Straight Do:64 Pieces Bamboo Same Do (shark skin)/Black Kamon:Taka Migaki
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Top of the line quality Tezashi (Hand Stitched) Bogu for top Kendo Masters. All hand made, with 0.8 Bu quality stitching. 0.8 Bu is very difficult to make and it requires experience and craftsmanship. 0.8 Bu is the smallest stitching available in the market.

starting at$3,560.00
About Sashi

Sashi means the stitching of the Futon part of the Bogu.

Sashi is represented by an old Japanese measurement unit “BU”, which means 1/10 or 0.1 (deci). In a length measurement, it represents the 1/10 of a “Sun”, which is the 1/10 of a “Shaku” (1 Shaku is approximately 30 cm). Therefore, 1 BU is approximately 3 mm, however the stitching on a 1Bu Bogu, seems to be more like a 2 mm stitching.

There are advantages and disadvantages of a closer and wider stitching.

Obviously, the closer stitching is looks nicer and it takes much more labor to create one. It takes about 4 times longer to make a 1 BU Bogu, compared to a 2 Bu Bogu.

However, some people prefer the wider stitches as the Futon is softer, and feels that the impact can be absorbed more than the tighter stitched Bogus.

3.0BU 2.0BU Orizashi 2.0BU 1.5BU 1.2BU 1.0BU 0.8BU