Re: Hakama protocol: left or right leg first?
It all has meaning, although even within Japanese culture, the details are not necessarily understood. Just as I might not identify the tartan of a particular Scottish clan, a native of Japan might not know the details of a particular hakama. But it has meaning.
Usually, in my experience, Ifve found it is better to know as much as you can. You are better off connected to the minds of others.