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umanori hakama

The Timeless Elegance of Japanese Hakama: Shop at Japan Store

When it comes to traditional Japanese attire, few garments can match the timeless elegance and cultural significance of the Japanese hakama. These versatile and stylish trousers are deeply rooted in Japanese history and continue to be an integral part of Japanese fashion. At Japan Store, we offer a range of exquisite umanori hakama, perfect for both traditional ceremonies and modern fashion. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history, types, and styling of hakama, and why you should consider adding one to your wardrobe.

What is a Japanese Hakama?

Hakama are a type of traditional Japanese clothing. Originally Chinese, this style was adopted by the Japanese in the 6th century. Hakama are tied at the waist and fall approximately to the ankles. They were traditionally worn by samurai, priests, and nobility, and today they are an essential component of various cultural practices such as tea ceremonies, martial arts, and festivals.

Types of Hakama

There are two main types of hakama:

  1. Andon Bakama
  • Design: The Andon Bakama is similar to a skirt with wide legs.
  • Use: It is often worn for formal occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies.
  1. Umanori Hakama
  • Design: The Umanori Hakama has a divided leg design, resembling trousers. This design provides greater mobility.
  • Use: Popular among martial artists and used for everyday wear due to its practicality.

The umanori hakama is especially favored in martial arts disciplines like Kendo, Iaido, and Aikido, providing a perfect blend of traditional aesthetics and functionality.

Why Choose Umanori Hakama?

The umanori hakama stands out for its practicality and elegance. Here are some reasons to choose an umanori hakama:

  • Versatility: Suitable for both traditional ceremonies and modern outfits.
  • Comfort: Allows for a full range of motion, making it ideal for active pursuits.
  • Style: Adds a distinctive and sophisticated touch to any wardrobe.
  • Cultural Significance: Connects you to a rich cultural heritage.

How to Wear Umanori Hakama

Wearing an umanori hakama correctly involves several steps:

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Tie the Waistband: Start by tying the hakama around your waist, ensuring it sits comfortably and securely.
  2. Adjust the Length: Adjust the length so that the hem falls just above the ankles.
  3. Fold and Secure: Fold the excess fabric neatly at the back and secure it with the ties.

For those new to wearing hakama, the process may seem intricate, but with a little practice, it becomes a seamless part of your routine.

Styling Umanori Hakama

The umanori hakama can be styled in various ways, making it a versatile addition to any wardrobe:

  • Traditional Look: Pair with a kimono or montsuki for formal occasions or traditional ceremonies.
  • Modern Twist: Combine with a simple shirt or jacket for a chic and contemporary look.
  • Martial Arts: Wear with a gi for martial arts practice, emphasizing both functionality and tradition.

Why Buy from Japan Store?

At Japan Store, we are dedicated to providing authentic and high-quality Japanese products. Here’s why you should buy your Japanese hakama from us:

  • Authenticity: All our hakama are crafted with attention to detail, reflecting traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
  • Variety: We offer a wide range of styles and sizes to cater to your specific needs.
  • Customer Service: Our team is committed to providing excellent service and ensuring your satisfaction.

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How to Care for Your Hakama

Proper care is essential to maintain the beauty and longevity of your hakama:

Care Tips:

  • Washing: Hand wash or use a gentle cycle with cold water to preserve the fabric.
  • Drying: Air dry in a shaded area to prevent color fading.
  • Ironing: Use a low heat setting and iron inside out to maintain the fabric’s integrity.

Following these care tips ensures that your umanori hakama remains in pristine condition for years to come.


The Japanese hakama is more than just a piece of clothing; it is a symbol of tradition, culture, and elegance. Whether you are looking for an umanori hakama for martial arts, a formal event, or everyday wear, Japan Store has the perfect hakama to suit your needs. Embrace the timeless elegance and practicality of the umanori hakama and make a stylish statement with this iconic piece of Japanese attire. Don’t forget to take advantage of our special offer and receive a FREE Kinchaku Bag with all orders over USD$100!

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