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Kohaku Obi Kata Official Kata - Red/White Belt (JRWK)

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Embroidery type Non integrated Integrated
Availability Available for all belts, except JOGS model.
Available for black belts only, except IJF models.
Made at the belt workshop during the belt manufacturing process (~3 weeks).
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Available fonts (style) Kaishotai and Gyoshotai in Japanese, cursive (horizontal, except for initials than can be vertical) and block in English.
Available colors 20 colors - the most popular are golden brown (kincha) and white on black belts, black and navy on white belts.
Free transcription You can write your name in English and select a "Japanese" font, in which case we will take care of the transcription. Note that several translations exist for the same name and that we cannot accept claims. (Please use the text field to add a comment if the pronunciation is unusual. If you already have a translation, please attach a picture). We do not translate expressions, only names or words. Requests for expression translations will be ignored and refunded. Please also note that initials cannot be translated in Japanese. Consequently, they will always be embroidered in English.
Grade/Lines embroidery Grade embroideries correspond to horizontal lines. You can order both grade embroidery AND wording/names on the same end of the belt (in that case, the lines are embroidered under the name and above the logo).
Limitations We embroider in Japanese and English only (no Chinese, Korean, etc.)
For any special request/logo embroidery, contact us prior to your order. (Comments including such undiscussed request, will be ignored).
The maximum embroidery length is 20 cm (depending on the length of the content, font size will be adapted).
More information Embroidery workshop & Japanese free translation (on site)
$4.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • Integrated embroideries are not visible on the opposite side of the belt and have the belt's stitching rows going over the embroidery - this ensures maximum durability.
  • If you have your name on position 1, we recommend to embroider the martial art name or the Dojo name on position 2.
  • Letter size: ~3 cm
  • We recommend to keep the embroidery content relatively short to avoid having the embroidery caught in the knot.1 roman letter / 1 kana (Hiragana/Katakana) / 1 Kanji = 1 character
  • We charge per letter (number of letters in English, if you do not know the Japanese translation. If you upload a picture that features the Japanese translation, please refer to that for the character count).
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
$4.00

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Grade Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 1 (KuSakura logo)
  • If you have your name in position 1, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Integrated embroideries are invisible on the opposite side of the belts, however, since the belt stiching come over the belt, the lines might slightly bend.
$4.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • Integrated embroideries are not visible on the opposite side of the belt and have the belt's stitching rows going over the embroidery - this ensures maximum durability.
  • If you have your name on position 1, we recommend to embroider the martial art name or the Dojo name on position 2.
  • Letter size: ~3 cm
  • We recommend to keep the embroidery content relatively short to avoid having the embroidery caught in the knot.1 roman letter / 1 kana (Hiragana/Katakana) / 1 Kanji = 1 character
  • We charge per letter (number of letters in English, if you do not know the Japanese translation. If you upload a picture that features the Japanese translation, please refer to that for the character count).
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
$4.00

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Grade Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 2 (IJF logo or blank end)
  • If you have your name in position 2, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Integrated embroideries are invisible on the opposite side of the belts, however, since the belt stiching come over the belt, the lines might slightly bend.
$6.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

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Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • Non-integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.
  • If you have your name in position 1, we recommend embroidering the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm/letter.
  • We recommend keeping the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word. Note that Initials count as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
$4.00

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Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 1 (logo)
  • If you have your name in position 1, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.
$6.00

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Please check the selected 'word count' matches the content entered. "<span class="words"></span>" is (are) considered as one word (each).
Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Service details
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • Non integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitching.
  • If you have your name in position 1, we recommend to embroider the martial art name or the dojo name in position 2.
  • The letter size is about 3 cm / letter.
  • We recommend to keep the embroidery content relatively short to avoid the embroidery getting caught in the knot.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are charged per word. Note that Initials count as 1 word. As a result, "Initial + Name" is 2 words. Initials not paid for will be ignored.
  • Initials are never written in Japanese.They always appear in Romaji (alphabet).
$4.00

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Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2

  • This service is reserved to grade embroideries. Up to 10 lines.
  • This services is for embroidery on position 2 (IJF logo or blank end)
  • If you have your name in position 2, the lines will be embroidered under the text/name (between the text and the belt logo).
  • The line width is about 1cm. It may be reduced by the workshop if you also order a very long embroidery above the grade embroidery.
  • Non-integrated embroideries are visible on the opposite side of the belts and come over the belt stitchings.

Recommended Accessories

Silver Cardboard Gift Box
Traditional Wooden Gift Box - Kiri
Sashiko Judo Bag - White
Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue
$3.00
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[Gift Box] Silver Cardboard Box

The belts (Obi), especially belts of high grades, have for most of the practitioners a very special signification. A belt is often one of the most appreciated gifts a Judoka can have. A wrapping can be the final touch for an already great gift. We, therefore, propose a traditional Japanese carton made (covered with aluminum). On the top of the box, you will find the KuSakura logo (old style) and the kanji 御帯 inscription. It means "The belt" in Japanese. The silver cardboard box is made in a traditional manner, a Japanese process still very common today for making gift boxes.

A superior model made of wood Kiri (Japanese light-weight wood) to pack the belt.

Silver Cardboard Box technical specifications

  • Material: Silver cardboard
  • Dimensions:
    - Width: 5 cm
    - Length: depending on the size of the belt (Size 6.5 max.)
  • Made in Japan
$13.00
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Gift Box - Wooden Box

The higher your grade is, the deeper is the signification of the belt. As a belt is usually offered as a training gift. It is natural to beautify it with a box.

This wooden box is made of Kiri, a wood used for nearly two thousand years e.g. for jewelry boxes or accessories, because of its excellent resistance to heat, moisture, and its light-weight.
In the rest of the world, Kiri is also known as Paulownia. It is widely used in Japan for the crafting of koto (a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument).

This box is engraved with the Kanji 御帯, pronounced "O'Obi", and meaning "belt".

This box is also available as an option on each belt product sheet.

Wooden Box technical specifications

  • Material: Traditional wood (Kiri)
  • Dimensions:
    - Width: 7 cm
    - Height: 7 cm
    - Length: depending on the size of the belt (Size 6 max.)
  • Made in Japan
$14.00 ~ $24.00
$14.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Sashiko Judo Bag - White

This carry bag is made of the same fabric as the top part of the Judogi jackets (Sashiko fabric/rice grain weaving), but using raw (unbleached) cotton. Two stripes of blue fabric on the top and the bottom and a black band in the middle reinforce the bag. Moreover, the label saying Judo in English and Japanese is giving it a stylish touch...

The size "M" can hold a kid's Judogi. The size "L" is designed for an adult's size Judogi.

This model is also available in blue (without Japanese flag).

Sashiko Bag technical specifications

  • >Material: 100% cotton (Sashiko)
  • Color: raw cotton (white)
  • Dimensions:
    - M: 40 cm (height) x 35 cm (width)
    - L: 52 cm (height) x 42 cm (width)
  • Options: with or without Japanese flag

Name Embroidery Option:

Optionally, we propose to embroider either your name OR family name on the lower left side of the bag (Given the limited space available, only ONE name is possible, see product picture).
The size of the embroidery is 2 cm per character.
If you choose one of the options "English", the content will be embroidered in English.
If you choose one of the "Japanese" options, the content will be embroidered in Japanese (if entered in English, our team translates it free of charge).


For more information check the section " Embroideries and Engravings".

$16.00 ~ $26.00
$16.00

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Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue

This carry bag is made of the same fabric as the top part of the blue Judogi jackets (Sashiko fabric/rice grain weaving). A black stripe in the middle and two blue stripes at the top and bottom reinforce the bag and a label written "Judo" in English letters with the corresponding Japanese signs (Kanji) is giving it a stylish touch.

The size "M" can hold a kid's Judogi. The size "L" is designed for an adult's size Judogi.

This model is also available in white.

Sashiko Bag technical specifications

  • Material: 100% cotton (Sashiko)
  • Color: blue (dyed cotton)
  • Dimensions:
    - M: 40 cm (height) x 35 cm (width)
    - L: 52 cm (height) x 42 cm (width)

Name Embroidery Option:

Optionally, we propose to embroider either your name OR family name on the lower left side of the bag (Given the limited space available, only ONE name is possible, see product picture).
The size of the embroidery is 2 cm per character.
If you choose one of the options "English", the content will be embroidered in English.
If you choose one of the "Japanese" options, the content will be embroidered in Japanese (if entered in English, our team translates it free of charge).


For more information check the section " Embroideries and Engravings".

Product Information & Size Chart

  • Red and White Cotton Belt - Official Kata - JRWK

    Theoretically reserved for Judoka from the 6th to the 8th Dan, the red and white Judo belt is also used in traditional Jujutsu.

    This is the official Kata belt of the Kodokan and the Japanese Judo Federation It features the official Kodokan logo, the famous cherry blossom shaped Japanese flag. This logo is not a label (Orimono in Japanese) but a thick embroidery stitched onto the belt. More flexible and therefore allowing a tighter knot than the JRW belt, we recommend this type to traditional Jujutsu practitioners needing a belt that stays fastened during practice. Of course, this belt is perfectly suited for 6th Dan and above Judo Kata competitors.

    100% cotton, this Obi is similar in its composition to black belts, made of a white cotton core and a cotton outer layer alternately red and white. In terms of rigidity, this belt is comparable to the JOXB model, the official International Judo Federation black belt.

    The white/red sections have a length of 20 cm. There are specific rules on the length of these sections, especially in Europe but not in Japan. Therefore, this model is only available in its Japanese version, with sections of 20 cm. For this reason, this belt can not be manufactured in half-sizes, which would shorten the end sections in an irregular manner.

    Optionally with this belt, we offer a storage or gift box from either silver cardboard or wood called Kiri. The Kiri is a traditional lightweight wood, often used in ancient times for the conservation of precious objects because of its characteristics to absorb humidity and resist fire.

    JRWK - Judo belt technical specifications

    • Core: 100% cotton, felted
    • Outer layer: 100% cotton
    • Width: 4.5 cm
    • Stitching: 13 lines of stitching
    • Embroidery type: Integrated and non-integrated
    • Maximum embroidery length: 20 cm (IJF standard, character size will be adapted to an embroidery length of 20 cm)
    • Availability: Made to order in about 3 weeks
    • Made in Japan

    Judo Belt Sizing Advice

    The size table and recommendation is available by clicking on the "How to Choose your Judo belt" above the description, or on the dedicated How to choose your Judo Belt - Belt Size & Comparative Charts page.

    The waist size indicated is a standard recommendation. Please adjust the length to your liking, shorter or longer than the classic IJF standards.

    The recommendation is made with a standard 'Judo' knot, not a double knot. If you do not do a simple knot, please consider a half-size longer to allow more room for the knot. Same advice for thick belts (which isn't the case of this IJF belt).

    Please be careful with embroidery length as it might get caught in the knot. Allow 3 cm/letter in Japanese, which means a standard name such as "Christopher" translated in Japanese as "クリストファー" would be about 20 cm long. We recommend avoiding long embroidery, or first + family name if you have long names.

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Product & Services

Kohaku Obi Kata Official Kata - Red/White Belt (JRWK): $46.00
Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $4.00
Grade Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $4.00
Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $4.00
Grade Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $4.00
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $6.00
Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Position 1: $4.00
Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $6.00
Grade Non-Integrated Embroidery - Opposite Side - Position 2: $4.00

Accessories

1 x Silver Cardboard Gift Box: $3.00
1 x Traditional Wooden Gift Box - Kiri: $13.00
1 x Sashiko Judo Bag - White: $14.00
1 x Sashiko Judo Bag - Blue: $16.00
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