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Old 07-25-2001, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question Where to get Hakama?

Can anyone tell me where I could buy a hakama embroidered with kanji (i.e. the person's name)?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-25-2001, 05:23 PM   #2
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I heard that the Kiyota Company in Baltimore carries the Iwata brand. I have an Iwata I bought at the Budo Store in Paris and it is terrific.

I suggest you give Mr. Kiyota a call and request a catalog; apparently he has a lot of other top-quality, hard-to-find-in-the-U.S. merchandise. Ask if embroidery is possible.

If he had a url I would post it.

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Call after 1PM EDT.

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Old 07-25-2001, 05:51 PM   #3
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the yudansha at my dojo enjoy the bujin ones, from http://www.bujindesign.com .


Nick Porter
"Do not fall into the trap of the artisan who boasts twenty years of experience, when in fact he has had only one year of experience-- twenty times."
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Old 07-25-2001, 06:17 PM   #4
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I'll assume you asked at your dojo already...if not, they may either know a place that gives you a discount, or I was even at a dojo once that had a specific gi and hakama the sensei wanted to see his students in. I think that is very rare, but before you spend 100 non-refundable dollars...
Oh, and since Chris is an equal gender nickname, bujin makes one designed for women (if you are one)---I personally wear the men's (yes, no big surprise) but several women I know love the women's version.

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Old 07-25-2001, 09:35 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Nick
the yudansha at my dojo enjoy the bujin ones, from http://www.bujindesign.com .
Bu Jin Design does not, however, have the capability of embroidering people's names onto their hakama...

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Old 07-25-2001, 11:16 PM   #6
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great Hakama

I just got my Hakama from Tozando

It is the best one I have now. Also, their service is fast and kind.

And... their Aikido-Gi is fantastic.

Ze'ev from Masatake Dojo Rehovot
Israeli Aikido Organiziation (Aikikai)

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