Thank you! Although I'm still at 1st kyu. Here people give out the hakama somewhere along 1st kyu because they want people to wear a hakama at their shodan test. Strange
About the washing part, so no more than 1 wash/month? And since mine is cotton indigo, that means no washing machine either?
What do you think about these washing methods? Seem really convenient to me:
This fabric maven/seamstress says the info on the site is accurate. Especially about routine over-dying and the fact that you are NOT "fixing" or "setting" the dye but simply repeatedly washing to remove excess dye sitting on top of the fabric.