Japanese Hakama
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Japanese Hakama

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Product ID : 2156
Shipping Weight: 0.13 lbs
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The Japanese umanori-hakama, or horse-riding hakama, is actually a pair of very large pants or culottes. Traditionally, the split hakama has been worn by both men and women, particularly during the Heian period (794-1185) when the ladies of the court wore bright red hakama beneath their flowing robes. Today the hakama is worn by Japanese men on formal occasions and by practioners of Japanese martial arts such as Aikido, Kendo, and Iado. Produced by Round Earth Publishing, a small company in Pennsylvania, this pattern shows an amazing attention to detail and authenticity.

Suggested fabrics: Crisp tightly-woven cottons or blends such as poplin, duck, denim, and drill cloth. Also appropriate for rayon challis, silk pongee, shantung, satins, and taffetas. Garment is cut crosswise to bolt length of fabric hence not suitable for lengthwise stripes, patterns or nap. A stripe or twill design that runs the length of the fabric on the bolt will produce a hakama with crosswise stripes. For vertical stripes or designs, you must choose fabric with a cross-wise stripe.

Not just for martial artists -- historical reenactors, Japanese enthusiasts, and even people wanting to dress up for costume parties will love it too. Perfect under a kimono!

This is a sized pattern, and you should order based on your hip measurement taken over dogi (or whatever you wear underneath) around the widest point of your hips. It is hip measurement -- not leg length or waist size -- that is critical to proper sizing of any pleated garment. Standard sizes include XSmall (hips 28-32"), Small (hips 34-38"), Medium (40-44"), Large (hips 46-50"), XL (hips 52-56"), and XXL (hips 58-62").

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The Japanese umanori-hakama, or horse-riding hakama, is actually a pair of very large pants or culottes. Traditionally, the split hakama has been worn by both men and women, particularly during the Heian period (794-1185) when the ladies of the court wore bright red hakama beneath their flowing robes. Today the hakama is worn by Japanese men on formal occasions and by practioners of Japanese martial arts such as Aikido, Kendo, and Iado. Produced by Round Earth Publishing, a small company in Pennsylvania, this pattern shows an amazing attention to detail and authenticity.

Suggested fabrics: Crisp tightly-woven cottons or blends such as poplin, duck, denim, and drill cloth. Also appropriate for rayon challis, silk pongee, shantung, satins, and taffetas. Garment is cut crosswise to bolt length of fabric hence not suitable for lengthwise stripes, patterns or nap. A stripe or twill design that runs the length of the fabric on the bolt will produce a hakama with crosswise stripes. For vertical stripes or designs, you must choose fabric with a cross-wise stripe.

Not just for martial artists -- historical reenactors, Japanese enthusiasts, and even people wanting to dress up for costume parties will love it too. Perfect under a kimono!

This is a sized pattern, and you should order based on your hip measurement taken over dogi (or whatever you wear underneath) around the widest point of your hips. It is hip measurement -- not leg length or waist size -- that is critical to proper sizing of any pleated garment. Standard sizes include XSmall (hips 28-32"), Small (hips 34-38"), Medium (40-44"), Large (hips 46-50"), XL (hips 52-56"), and XXL (hips 58-62").