Dear Kendo players,                            (May 3rd 2002)

How are you doing?
I hope all of you are well and enjoying Kendo.

Today, I would like to explain how we handle extra large size equipment orders and enquiries.


Order-made extra large Kendo-gi (Blue Single thickness)
This is for a person Height 193cm, Chest 130cm.
He patiently exchanged many e-mails and gave us 
very precise information and photos.


About 20% of e-mail message which we are now receiving from new started beginners of Kendo are related to extra-large size. I think this is quite important issue for Kendo players in western countries. 

In their enquiries, they said they are looking for extra large Kendo-gi, Hakama or Bogu.
However, most of the case, they would like to ask the price first before they give us their precise  measurement. And finally they stop sending e-mail to us.
I worry how they can practice. Or are they still continuing Kendo?

Price is of course important. 
However, please do not forget that we are trying our best to make your bogu for less expensive price. 
We ask many things.
For example, measurement, photos, asking you to try your friends bogu etc...
Please be patient and find the better way with us.
There may be a way to save cost, too.

If you have any questions about bogu, please feel free to contact us.


Kawato Budo-Gu Co.
Shinji Kawato

Any message, please send to
Yoshio Yamada