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How to fold a hakama

Hold the pleats with the left hand and flip the hakama over.

Folding a hakama can be a bit of a challenge the first time you do it. But with little help from these step by step instructions and video demonstration, you’ll be folding your hakama in like a samurai.

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How to Wash a Hakama

Hand wash hakama

There are several ways to wash a hakama. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Ironing Your Hakama

Iron a hakama

Although ironing is great for restoring the pleats in hakamas, it’s not without its drawbacks. Ironing crushes the fabric. Using too high a temperature can cause the hakama to become shiny or worse, burn or melt the fabric. Circular or

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How to Dry Your Hakama

Drying your hakama the right way will help preserve its color, pleats and fabric.

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Washing Your Hakama in the Washing Machine

A hakama, just like any pleated article of fine clothing, needs to be washed with care. Although hand washing your hakama is without a doubt the best way to go, it’s fine to wash your hakama in the washing machine.

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Hand Washing Your Hakama

Hand wash hakama

As far as cleaning goes, hand washing, when done properly, is by far the best way to preserve the color and fabric of your hakama. And believe it or not, hand washing can even clean your hakama more thoroughly than

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Dry Cleaning Your Hakama

Standard Hakama

Dry cleaning is great for preserving those nice, crisp creases in the hakama. However, contrary to popular belief, dry cleaning is actually quite damaging to clothing.

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