Peter Goldsbury wrote:
My hakama are occasionally dry-cleaned, but there are many dry-cleaners who do not know how to pleat and fold hakama correctly, so I have to subject the hapless shop owner to some interrogation before I entrust my hakama to them. The last shop I used closed and I have not yet found another.
I don't know if you can get them in Japan, but I have a special bag and disposable sheets that you put in the dryer, which means you can dry clean at home. That's what I do with my hakama.