Thread: hakama knot?
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Old 01-26-2004, 06:40 PM   #7
sresell
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The name for the knot is "Dragonfly knot" or "Tonbo Musubi" in Japanese.

I've been told that another word for "tonbo" was "katsumushi", meaning the invincible insect, hence it was a favorite symbol of strength amongst the bushi.

I also read on Bugei Tradings website that "the Dragonfly held a special significance to the Samurai. Their seemingly tireless movement reflected the Samurai's desire to give tireless service to his feudal Lord".

FWIW.

Steven Resell
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