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Old 03-29-2003, 12:03 PM   #17
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
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Greg Jennings wrote:
They are called hakama. Specifically juba hakama.

They were for horse riding. I.e., chaps.
Thanks for the post.

1) Haven't heard the term "juba" before. What does it mean?

2) "Chaps" would seem to answer my question, except that equestrian is not counted among my accomplishments, therefore: What is the function of HAKAMA/chaps for riding?

I recently read that the function of a cape was to entangle incoming arrows...
[quote="Peter A Goldsbury (Peter Goldsbury)"]The question here is whether the hakama, as worn in the 4th-6th centuries, had any relation with horse-riding.

Failing which, what explanations for them have you encountered, Peter?


Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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