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GENTEN - Master Quality NAGAZASHI Traditional Kendo Bogu
GENTEN - Master Quality NAGAZASHI Traditional Kendo Bogu

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E-BOGU proudly presents the 15th Anniversary Edition Model

“GENTEN” Master Quality NAGAZASHI Kendo Bogu

"I have been working on a Bogu that will mark our 15th anniversary, a Bogu that all Kenshis will enjoy wearing. So I dug out a Bogu that I got from my Bogu making Sensei, which I enjoyed wearing it form the day one, but I had it stored because I felt sorry to use it. He always emphasized that the main purpose of a Kendo Bogu is to protect your body, the most important thing that your parents gave you. The ideal Bogu should be simple, in harmony with your body, and not to be a burden wearing it. We made the GENTEN Bogu simple, but with emphasis on details that only Kenshis would appreciate. For example, in order to fit your face from day one, we have re-designed the Men Uchiwa, also called as Houwa, the inside piece of the Men that is always in contact with your face. The Kote is shaped as if you were holding the Shinai. You can wear it comfortably form day one. The Tare is very soft, and the more you use, it will look better on your Body. We used only the best material, such as top quality Shoaizome deer leather and fabrics are used throughout the Bogu. The stitching on the futons is NAGAZASHI, which was a technique used only on hand stitched Bogus in the olden days. It provides the softness to fit the body, as well as the beautiful shape when wore by the Kenshis. Extra padding are inserted in areas where more impact is expected, such as on the top part of the Men Futon and the Kote Futon. Our signature Hybrid Mengane is used for longer durability and exceptional balance. The Japanese word ‘GENTEN’ means ‘Origin’, or ‘Starting Point’. We named it ‘GENTEN’ because after 15 years, we are here again, at the GENTEN of Bogu making.” (Taro Ariga, CEO E-BOGU.COM, Inc. Kendo 7th Dan)

Important Note:
Bogu bag not included. There may be an additional cost for a person with larger built.
The Himos (Strings), Leather piece for the Men, and Tenugui are included.
List Price: $970.00
E-BOGU Low Price: $499.00 (starting at)
You save $471.00!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 Hours

Bogu Sizing

Hand Size*:
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Head Size B*:
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Tare Size*:
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Do Option*:
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HIMO (String) Option*:
What is Men Himo?

Chichikawa Men Leather Option*:
What is Chichikawa?

DO HIMO (String) Option*:
What is Do Himo?

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Name Embroidery on Bogu:
NOTE: No return or exchange accepted if customized.
1-2 week production time required

Thread Color for Embroidery:

Embroidery Name:

Bogu Bag Selection*:

Men Pad Size*:
What is Men Pad?

Wrist Protector Size*:
What is Wrist Protector?

Achilles Supporter Size*:
What is Achilles Supporter?

Eye Protector Size*:
What is Eye Protector?
Body Size

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Description Technical Specs
GENTEN - Master Quality NAGAZASHI Traditional Kendo Bogu

FUTON: #11,000 Shoaizome 100% Cotton Fabric
FUCHI Kawa (Borders Leather):
SHOAIZOME Deer Leather
Standard Men Himo/Do Himo, Teunugui, and Chichigawa for the Men.


Men: 2.8 lb (1.3 KG)
Kote: 1.3 lb (0.6 KG)
Tare: 1.5 lb (0.7 KG)
Do: 3.2 lb (1.46 KG)

Men Fuchi Color: Black/Dark Red
Ago Design: Gobanzashi Dark Navy
Fuchi: Fukuro Nui
Reinforcement: Shoaizome Orizome
Mendare: Medium length
Weight: 2.8 lb (1.3 KG)

Simple GOBAN Ago Design

Hybrid Mengane


Behind the Ago part of the Men.

Back Side view of the Men

Chin area of the Uchiwa

Top part of the Uchiwa (Howa).
You can also see here that the padding
at the top of the head is thicker
compared to the sides.

The Men Futon is made of may layers of cotton and Mosen.
The borders of the Mendare is the
Fukuro Nui style, which keeps its
shape, and makes it easier to do
the Furikaburi motion.

NAGAZASHI stiching, which
makes the beautiful shape of the Mendare.


The shape is shaped to the hands of a Kenshi when holding the Shinai, doing Kamae. So not much effort is needed to try to fix your Kamae. Inside Kobushi (Fist Chamber): Mix of Deer Hair and Cotton for optimum protection and light weigh.

Weight: 1.3 lb (0.6 KG)

Double Kera chambers.

Double deer leather reinforcement
on important areas.

Deer Skin Chagawa (Brown) Palm


Very soft Tare with all Shoaizome Deer leather and Orizashi fabric reinforcement
Weight: 1.5 lb (0.7 KG)

Front side of the Tare, with 5 Dan Design, and Shoaizome deer leather reinforcement in the corners.

Front of the Tare

Front close up

Back side is also reinforced with
Shoaizome Deer leather


All E-BOGU Bogus include a 50 Bamboo Look Yamato Do, and it can be chosen from eleven different types of most popular Mune Designs. The Mune (chest part) is manually crafted with top quality KUROZAN leather Mune. Do Himo, Chichigawa (leather pieces for the top and sides) are included.

(1) Honkumo Gobanzashi
(2) Oni Kumo Gobanzashi
(3) Goban Betazashi with Embroidery
(4) Hinode
(5) Kabuto
(6) Yotsukumo
(7) Mitsukumo
(8) Esu-ji
(9) Sakumo
(10) Nami

(11) Sakura

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Exelente November 14, 2017
Reviewer: francisco zapata from buenos aires, buenos aires Argentina  
Muy buena atención y dedicación. Mi pedido no tardó ni una semana en llegar. El producto es perfecto espero poder comprar otro pronto. Saludos y felices fiestas.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Everything you need in a Bogu January 18, 2016
Reviewer: Jason Tanaka from New York, NY  
This bogu is very comfortable to wear from start. The Men fits very well, and the soft tare feels very nice. The stitching gives a nice hand made look.

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