SAGEO TIER 1

350 EURO for 8 shaku (242 cm)

Pick from different styles and patterns
all sageo are made to order

My Tier 1 sageo come in a wide range of styles, most with a ribbed structure. Pick from a mix of braid structures, patterns, and color transitions. These sageo are all flat, wide, and fall nicely.

custom handmade sageo silk marudai karakumi iaido katana koshirae

唐組

[karakumi]

silk sageo karakumi
custom handmade sageo silk marudai karakumi iaido katana koshirae
custom handmade sageo silk marudai karakumi iaido katana koshirae

Karakumi-style sageo made on the marudai (round-stand) have a very versatile design and can, depending on the colorway, produce a myriad of patterns. A plain-colored karakumi reveals it’s ridges in the structure, whereas using more colors can give you diamonds or waves.

custom handmade sageo silk takadai sasanami iaido katana koshirae

笹波

[sasanami]

silk sageo takadai sasanami iaido katana koshirae
custom handmade sageo silk takadai sasanami iaido katana koshirae

Sasanami – meaning waves/ripples, has a distinct v-shaped structure. Colors in this style of sageo produce stupes going in the opposite direction of the ridges. Sasanami can be made on both the marudai (round stand) and the takadai (tall stand).

silk sageo seikaiha danzome
custom handmade sageo silk takadai seikaiha iaido katana koshirae

青海波

[seikaiha]

silk sageo seikaiha danzome

The seikaiha motif is commonly represented as a wave pattern of overlapping concentric circles. This style of sageo are variations of sasanani where the lengths of the ridges are staggered to create a similar wave pattern.

custom handmade sageo silk takadai kawari sasanami iaido katana koshirae

変笹波

[kawari sasanami]

custom handmade sageo silk takadai kawari sasanami iaido katana koshirae
custom handmade sageo silk takadai kawari sasanami iaido katana koshirae

Kawari sasanami is a mix of sasanami and it’s reversed structure, resulting in a more rough ridged structure.

custom handmade sageo

千鳥

[chidori]

custom handmade sageo silk takadai chidori iaido katana koshirae
custom handmade sageo silk takadai chidori iaido katana koshirae

Another variation of sasanami gives the sageo a hound tooth pattern, also known as sasanami chidori. The petal-like pattern pops against a solid colored backdrop.

custom handmade sageo silk marudai yoshiwara tsunagi iaido katana koshirae

吉原繋

[yoshiwara tsunagi]

custom handmade sageo silk marudai yoshiwara tsunagi iaido katana koshirae
custom handmade sageo silk marudai yoshiwara tsunagi iaido katana koshirae

The yoshiwara tsunagi is a unique spiral pattern and is best done in two or three colors. These sageo have a similar structure to karakumi, and are made on the marudai.