Thread: Hakama Question
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:25 PM   #37
Andrew S
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Re: Hakama Question

I remember Kobayashi Sensei talking about his time as an uchideshi and saying how in the decade following the war there was not enough material around for everyone to wear hakama, so only the dan grades started wearing them.
I've heard tell that a lot of early post-war hakama were made from air raid black-out curtains!
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