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Old 10-29-2008, 03:45 AM   #10
Hanna B
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 647
Re: Mis-spelling on hakama

A guy named Bill, ordered a hakama from Japan, with his name in embrodery as so many others in his dojo. When it arrived, he was astonished at seeing BILL in capital letters on his hakama. He thought about complaining but his instructor laughed and say "Why, Bill is your name isn't it?"

I can quite imagine the agony of the people in the Japanese embrodery firm, hesitating to put bi-ru - which means beer - on a poor foreigners hakama.
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