Why are there 7 pleats on the Hakama?
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09-10-2007, 10:17 AM
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Re: Why are there 7 pleats on the Hakama?
There are seven pleats (five in the front and two in the back) and that these represent the seven virtues of budo:
Gi: honor or justice
Rei: courtesy and etiquette
Chi: wisdom, intellligence
The five pleats in the front are the five virtues; gotoku, of Japanese traditional society, with the one in the back representing all five virtues are actually one major one, that of being a complete human being.
The five are:
Jin: humanity; compassion
Gi: from giri; or honor
Does this mean that we fart on Koh (piety) and Shin (sincerity) then ?
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