Re: Mis-spelling on hakama
It all depends on the instructor... if they are generally open-minded, then it's definitely something to bring to their attention.. if they are very over-protective of themselves... might not be a good idea...
I think you could say something like: "I've been studying Japanese lately and I've noticed that the writing on your hakama doesn't seem right, i might be wrong though, but i think it says ___"
You could also say: "Oh what does that say in Japanese? (and after they reply) Oh but i thought this character meant ___ and this meant ___, but I might be wrong"