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Old 10-26-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Bujin Design's Status?

Has anyone heard what Bujin Design's status is? Their webpage is pretty much the way it was when they had to suspend operations; just hoping for anything from someone who might know more.

They are a fantastic designer and I truly hope that they come back soon.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

I haven't heard anything.

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

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Has anyone heard what Bujin Design's status is? Their webpage is pretty much the way it was when they had to suspend operations; just hoping for anything from someone who might know more.

They are a fantastic designer and I truly hope that they come back soon.
Ikeda Sensei said at the last seminar that it would be revived... initially in a simpler form, just gis and hakamas I think. I understood the time frame to be "soon" but don't exactly know what that means.

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

Well, that in itself, is a big relief

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

That is good news. I have a hole in my hakama and need a new one badly!

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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That is good news. I have a hole in my hakama and need a new one badly!
the two big holes on both sides of the hakama are ok and nothing to worry about.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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I figure the holes in my hakama match my grey hair; makes me look distinguished, seasoned, and skillful.

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Old 10-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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I figure the holes in my hakama match my grey hair; makes me look distinguished, seasoned, and skillful.
Damn!! I wish I hadn't patched my old-trusty one so well then..

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Old 10-28-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

I am glad to hear they are going to be selling stuff again. I hope they bring back their amazing weapon bags, as I wasn't able to procure one before they closed.

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Old 11-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #10
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"Soon."

So, is that before or after my worn gi pants finally become unwearable?

Hmmm...

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
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Where are you Bujin?
I am so in need of you.
Hole in my Shiri.

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Old 11-11-2010, 12:31 PM   #12
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"Soon."

So, is that before or after my worn gi pants finally become unwearable?

Hmmm...

Katherine
You could bring them with you for custom mending next time you head down this way

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:03 PM   #13
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You could bring them with you for custom mending next time you head down this way
They may not last that long... And one pair is sufficiently shot that there isn't much fabric to anchor a repair....

Better hurry up with that pattern!

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:58 PM   #14
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

Pattern pretty much done (I've been wearing the proof to the dojo the past week and they are darn comfy), figured out the yardage needed; unfortunately my supplier is temporarily out of stock on the hemp-cotton blend I want to use (the all hemp ones are a bit to heavy weight for pants and I don't want to go with all cotton although that's what mine are).

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Old 11-12-2010, 10:52 AM   #15
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Dang it!!
I keep seeing "activity" here on the status thred... holding my breath, i find.......No real information about the NEW-IMPROVED
Bujindesign.
Sigh

Not to belittle the importance of other posts, (Hi Janet)
Just an impatient guy

Hope springs eternal

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #16
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

Lan, if its any consolation, I too would love to see Bujin back in business!!!! I never considered them competition and often referred potential clients to their website when their gear was a better match.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #17
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Re: Bujin Design's Status?

Latest announcement on BuJin's website.

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Bu JinŽ Design Announces Partnership with Leading Martial Arts Equipment Ecommerce Website in Europe!

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Dear loyal Bu JinŽ Design customers,

Thank you for staying in touch with us during these past few months of transition!

We are delighted to announce that the Bu JinŽ Design products you know and love will be soon be available on our new partner site, AIKIDO24. There will be exciting developments as we update websites and restart production of the Bu JinŽ dogi, hakama, wooden training weapons and more. These are underway and will be phased in during the coming weeks and months.

We know you're curious as to what has transpired with Bu JinŽ Design. In a nutshell, last spring we fortuitously met up with the owner of a successful European martial arts supply enterprise. It turned out to be uncannily similar to Bu JinŽ Design, the most important reason being a near perfect alignment of the owner's personal philosophy and corporate mission statements with our own. What more could we ask?!

A partnership was forged, and now Bu JinŽ will become an international supplier of proprietary Bu JinŽ Design products, in addition to the many other high quality items offered through the online shops Aikido24, Kendo24 and Iaido24 The product selection available to our regular Bu JinŽ Design customers just got a lot larger! Check it out!

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new partner and CEO, Bernd Schwab:

"Our vision with Bu JinŽ," says Bernd, "is to unite practitioners through the common bond of Budo, We want to offer our customers the widest range of quality products available, as well as information on the arts and events. We want to give them the opportunity to find equipment for a variety of disciplines in one convenient site.

We manufacture many of our products using time-honored methods and hand-craftsmanship, and for others we have entered into contracts with leading independent providers to source the highest quality goods available and make them available to our customers in a user-friendly online shop.
br> In addition to the Bu JinŽ Design website, which for the time being will be re-directed to Aikido24.com, there are two other sites (Kendo24.com and Iaido24.com) that have been designed as a one-stop-shop for all martial arts enthusiasts, students and professionals. These offer traditional practice gear, protective clothing, training equipment, belts and even specialist weapons.

For over 30 years, Bu JinŽ Design has offered aikido students and instructors the very best products in their class, from dogi to hakama to training weapons. We are proud of our association with Bu JinŽ and look forward to servicing our new North American customers as they come on to our site and try it for the first time.

Welcome Bu JinŽ customers! We will honor our commitment to provide you the very best products you have come to expect from Bu JinŽ Design."

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Start shopping, folks! There are good things to be had right now, and your favorite Bu JinŽ Design items will soon be available, as well.

Thanks so much,
Ginger and Hiroshi Ikeda
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:48 PM   #18
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Yes. And just in time for xmas. Doesn't look like I could get a hak by then, though.

While I am very glad to be able to get a good hakama that fits me well again, I am going to reserve judgement about a business merger/buyout. I was suspicious that they were selling the label to some manufacturer in BFE, glad that hasn't happened.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:00 AM   #19
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That's great news! Do they ship to the US? Would love to get one of the Musashi bokken. I'm hoping they bring back the zebra-pattern dymondwood bokken!
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:59 AM   #20
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My understanding is that the old BuJin website and US branch will be back in production soon. Currently the over seas partner does not yet have Bujin products on their website. Not sure the BuJin weapons will come back. Just the Dogi and hackama for now is what I have heard.
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