In conventional styles of Japanese martial arts, men and women alike wear hakama. Cotton hakama are the most common, and wearing them is part of the tradition, but Polyester and Tetron hakama and others are available as well. The folding of the hakama is considered as part of learning the “way” and is taken with great care and consideration.
Hakama are designed to allow free movement of the legs. It is tied over a Gi jacket and worn from the waist to the ankle. Tozando hakama are created to maintain shape through the years. Some pieces are sold individually, while others are sold in sets together with a Gi jacket. All of our high quality hakama are made in Japan. For a perfect fit, the Tozando custom-made hakama for Kendo, Aikido or Iaido is also available. It is made at Tozando headquarters, in Nishijin district, in Kyoto by our skilled and experienced tailors.