Thread: Hakama Tying
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:56 PM   #16
Nafis Zahir
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Re: Re: Hakama Tying

Peter A Goldsbury (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
I know of at least three ways, all 'traditional' and all used in Japan.

The second way starts with the back himo, which are tied at the front. The purpose is to get the koshi-ita fimly in position. You put on the hakama and tie the back himo first. Then the front himo are tied around the body, much the same as in the first way. You then untie the front himo and thread them through the tied back himo and make a knot at the front, just below the waist. I learned this method from M Kanetsuka Shihan, but other shihans also use this method.

Please explain again, it sounds confusing. How do you tie and then untie the front himo?

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