Re: Poll: Do you wash your aikido belt?
I wash my obi when I wash my hakama (a couple of times a year, or more, depending on sweat factor). My hakama gets washed and folded by me, so I can keep the pleats in properly. Why wouldn't you wash your obi? It's going to get awfully yucky if you don't wash it every once in awhile, and yes, it has faded, but is far from threadbare.