Sengendo open by Takeomi Togo, who himself a 6th Dan kendoka.
Mr Togo is worring the rise in prioritizing winning in match and the cost cutting practice in bogu making
For him, the 3 fundamentals of Kendo equipment needs to be upheld:
Safety, ease of use and aesthetic. By returning to the above philosophy of what bogu are meant to be,
the Japanese tradition of bogu will pass on for ages to come.