Tag: pattern

Kozakura and Shobu: Patterns that typify Samurai’s spirit

In the last article about Shokko, we spoke about the Shokko patterns on the Mune and Ago on the Bogu. This time we are going to take a closer look at the patterns which most Kendo practitioners are familiar with, such as “Kozakura” (Cherry blossom) and “Shobu” (Japanese Iris) patterns. You Read More

It’s only Shokko but surely Shokko

When looking at Kendo Bogu, whether it is online or in catalogs, you often see the word “Shokko” in the description of the Bogu. Shokko is part of the Kazari decoration on the Ago and on the Mune, and in general, most people thinks that it’s a name of the Read More