The White Label set is the perfect compromise of price and excellence, and is specifically designed for use in shiai. Capturing the comfort and refined style of the Shogun Kendogu brand, almost every aspect and dimension of the White Label can be modified to match your preferred specification – including length and depth of curve in the kote tsutsu (forearm).

The men-dare are sewn with a naname stitch that allow them to drape effortlessly down the shoulders. A 7mm sashima (stitch pitch) across the top of the head and down the shoulders offers a high level of protection, and total freedom of movement at the same time. The light weight duralumin grille and comfortable cotton inside padding make this men a pleasure to wear first time, every time.

Designed with the principles of simplicity, light weight, and freedom of movement in mind, the White Label set is recommended by our expert team as an ideal set for kendo shiai. The very best know the physical and psychological importance of having a custom built set of gear – and from the snug and secure fit of the men and the tare, to the astonishing flexibility of the orizashi kote, this refined and sophisticated set of this bōgu will help to give you the competitive edge.

This set includes kote designed to aid the grip and swing of the shinai. We can enhance the depth of the curve in the forearm of the futon to further improve range of movement. Our Japanese kendo-ka craftsmen pack the kote with just the right amount of deer hair to provide protection without unnecessary bulk. Then, in the crucial stage of sewing the tenouchi (grip) and deer skin heri kawa (bordering leather) onto each kote, the craftsmen fashion the right and left glove differently, into a shape that complements the way the shinai is held. The orizashi (full cotton) design allows for a light weight, fast drying, totally flexible kote.

As a custom made set, the White Label provides a fit and level of comfort that similarly priced ‘off-the-shelf-items’ cannot offer. As each item in this set is built from scratch for every customer, please expect an 18-20 week wait from the date of payment until the date of dispatch.

Please note, due to the custom nature of this kendogu, we require customers to provide photos of where they measure. Click here for instructions on how to measure your body for this custom made set of kendogu.

*In order to provide an even better custom fit of out handmade kote, we have added two more measurements ('L' and 'M')! Please click here for measuring instructions.


Purpose Lightweight and flexible for use in shiai
Stitch Width 7mm machine stitch
Stitch Style Naname
Cotton Grade #4,000 grade
Custom Ago Included in list price
Dye Aizome
Himo Katauchi aizome
Men-bōshi Orizashi
Men-gane Duralumin
Trim Fukuro-nui
Uchiwa Cotton
Purpose Lightweight and flexible for use in shiai
Stitch Width (futon) 7mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade #4,000 grade
Cut/Shape "Kazutaka Cut"
Dye Aizome
Filling (fist) Deer hair
Fist Material Orizashi standard (leather also available)
Produced Hand made in Japan
Tenouchi Four options available
Trim Fujioka deer skin from New Zealand
Purpose Lightweight for use in shiai
Custom Dō-dai Plus US$55
Custom Dō-mune Included in list price
Dō-dai Type Synthetic imitation 50 piece
Dō-mune Leather Kata-oshi kurozan leather
Himo Katauchi aizome
Trim Kaeshi-beri
Purpose Lightweight and flexible for use in shiai
Stitch Width 7mm machine stitch
Cotton Grade #4,000 grade
Decoration Orizashi
Dye Aizome
Himo #4,000 grade cotton with regular shape
Number of Bars 4 bars (XL size is 5 bars)
Trim Lightweight and flexible for use in shiai

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Customize your bōgu

*These options are only applicable to some design combinations, so you may notice no change in your configuration even after selecting a different option. Please read the Bōgu Builder instructions for more information.

White Label Bōgu Set

  • Product Code: white-label-bogu-set
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,700.00

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