SOU is traditional design and foremost a protective equipment.
【Product code: 14_08】
From YAMATO-BUDOGU TOKYO
Sou means a greenish blue color like the blue sky in spring that symbolize an earnest spirit and mystery. It is a bogu design following the traditional design and idea of bogu as first and foremost a protective equipment. In the hand of mastercraftsman like Ito-san, traditional design is given new breath of life where high level of ergonomics and easy to use can be achieved without sacrificing its protective function and capability. 100% MADE IN JAPAN.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
・I-leather kadokawa & herikawa
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON TARE
Sou (Tare) offers superb protection. Thick and elastic Haraobi and the gunomezashi on the thick odare tarebuton protects the user from do misblows. To reduce repairs and increase durability, the tare toji is design in a unique way used only by Yamato-budogu. The 4-dan Tape-bari also gives the tare its unique look. Hence, it is good for practice, competition and grading. It is a good tare for beginner kendoka and also practical as a secondary set.
However, the tare is slightly heavier and might not be suitable for experience kendo player and competitive kendo player that prefer for lighter equipment.