Hakama

History, meaning, how to fold, which to choose, and more

The hakama is a traditional Japanese clothing. Originally, the hakama were worn only by men. Today, however, women may also wear hakama on certain occasions. Learn more about the history and tradition of the hakama.

In Japanese martial arts, the seven pleats of the hakama have a special significance. Learn what the seven pleats of the hakama represent.

In order to maintain the pleats and keep your hakama looking good for many years, it’s important to learn the proper way to fold the hakama.

And before you throw your hakama in the washing machine, I’ve got some recommendations for washing hakama that I think you’ll want to read first. While we’re on the subject, I’ve got some tips for drying and ironing a hakama, as well.

Of course, maybe you’re looking for a new hakama?

Want to see the hakama I wear?

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