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Old 11-28-2009, 06:37 AM   #8
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: The first time you fell on your (_!_) thanks to your hakama


What were your sempai doing? Did no one ever tell you about washing the surplus dye out of a cotton hakama? Shame on the Hombu's system for nurturing deshi.

Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
Japan, 1976. Oh yeah, I didn't know you were supposed to wash the hakama a few times in salt and vinegar (that's what people did) to fix the dye, and I left calligraphy of blue swatches all over the white mats. That, OTOH, was not considered funny, as waka sensei let me know later.

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