This 100% cotton hakama (11,000) was made specifically for Aikido. In order to allow for a comfortable fit, the Koshi-ita trapezoidal back area on this type of Aikido Hakama is extra soft and flexible.
Himo are extra long for Aikido bands. This Hakama is made of extra-resistant cotton, which is normally used only for hand-sewn Hakamas. It has therefore a great capacity to absorb sweat. Furthermore, the large thickness of the fabric significantly reduces the creases. The folds are maintained even without frequent ironing. At the same time, the Hakama becomes soft and fluid, so you can complete your training without obstacles.
Important: Please measure your legs before purchase. When wearing the Hakama, the lower edge should rest at the ankle and the upper edge of the abdominal belt should lie a few centemeters above the belly button. The length of the Hakama can thus be a bit longer than this distance.
New clothes lose colour while washing and in the training. This is a sign of a high qualitied clothes. Our clothes in Deluxe Quality are dyed with natural inidigo dyes according to the traditional japanese style.
You can wash both Hakama and Gi by hand in water at a very low temperature.
Tip: In order to keep the folds of the Hakama after washing it, just follow this procedure.
Before washing, fold the Hakama (see how here). Put it in the tub and wash it by trampling on it like traditional winepresses do. Once it is done, carefully open the folds and hang it on a line to dry. Take it off before it is completely dry and fold it back, then press it with books and leave it to dry. It will then look like perfectly ironed!
Find further tips at our Kendoinfothek:
Folding the Hakama: [more]
Folding the Gi: [more]