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MikeMoazami
02-04-2006, 10:48 AM
Hi,
I have bought tozando's 16200 yen cotton hakama and am getting quite concerned that it is going to be really light and flimsy. Can anyone comment from personal experience how heavy it is?
Any help would be much appreciated.

Mike

P.S. This is my first post!!!!!!!!

senshincenter
02-04-2006, 08:38 PM
Hi Mike,

When I lived in Japan I used to work for Tozando. You got to trust me on this: I went to work for them because their products are so good. I'm not saying their products are good because I used to work for them.

The hakama you got will certainly be heavy enough for training of any kind - you need not worry that it's going to weak, light, fragile, or flimsy. It is not one of those little thin cheapo hakama you see coming out of a jo-blow massive martial arts catalog. I cannot give you the exact weight but if you email Tozando and ask them they will provide you with that information. I'd ask for the weight of two hakama - maybe three (so you can get a sense of how heavy yours is). Get the weight for the indigo hakama and maybe the next expensive regular cotton hakama - plus yours. To the best of my recollection - the hakama you ordered is actually their heaviest (however I am not sure how heavy those man-made fabrics are since I was never into them personally - yet - when somone was wearing one on the mat I always found myself saying, "Wow - that looks really nice!" lol)

best of luck,
dmv

MikeMoazami
02-05-2006, 02:32 AM
Hi,
Thanks alot you have more than put my mind to rest. You say you used to work for Tozando I would love to hear what that was like!

Yours sincerely,

Mike

MikeMoazami
02-06-2006, 08:42 AM
Hi again just to say that I recieved my hakama today and am exceptionally happy with the quality as the cotton one {I ordered the tetoron one aswell} is as heavy as my gi {karate-heavyweight} I am definatly buying from them again!

Yours sincerely,


Mike

senshincenter
02-06-2006, 09:44 AM
Hi Mike,

That is great to hear - I'm glad you like them both.

It was very nice to work for Tozando - I made some good friendships with the folks and those friendships are still going strong. :-)

take care,
dmv