Vintage Japanese 1950's Men Samurai Formal Clothing - Silk Hakama Skirt - Iaido
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Vintage Japanese 1950's Men Samurai Formal Clothing - Silk Hakama Skirt - Iaido:
DESCRIPTION: Japanese vintage formal wear traditional Men's clothing - HAKAMA.
Some info about a type of traditionalJapanese clothing. They were originally worn only by men, but today they are worn by both sexes.Hakamaare tied at the waist and fall approximately to the ankles.Hakamaare worn over akimono(hakamashita).
There are two types ofhakama, dividedumanori(馬乗り?, literally horse-ridinghakama)and undividedandon hakama(行灯袴?, lit., lanternhakama). Theumanoritype have divided legs, similar totrousers. Both these types appear similar. A "mountain" or "field" type of umanorihakamawas traditionally worn by field or forest workers. They are looser in the waist and narrower in the leg.
Hakamaare secured by four straps (himo); two longerhimoattached on either side of the front of the garment, and two shorterhimoattached on either side of the rear.
The rear of the garment has a rigid trapezoidal section, called style="margin: 0.4em 0px 0.5em; line-height: 19.1875px; font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hakamahave seven deeppleats, two on the back and five on the front. The pleats are said to represent the seven virtues ofbushido, considered essential to thesamuraiway.
Although they appear balanced, the arrangement of the front pleats, (three to the right, two to the left) is asymmetrical, and as such is an example ofasymmetryinJapanese aesthetics.
The most formal type of men'shakamaare made of stiff, stripedsilk, usually black and white, or black and navy blue. These are worn with blackmontsukikimono (kimono with one, three, or five familycoats of armson the back, chest, and shoulders), whitetabi(divided-toe socks), and various types of footwear.
In cooler weather, amontsukihaori(long jacket) with a completes the outfit.
Whilehakamaused to be a required part of men's wear, nowadays typical Japanese men usually wearhakamaonly on extremely formal occasions and attea ceremonies, weddings, and funerals.Hakamaare also regularly worn by practitioners of a variety ofmartial artssuch andkyūdō.
This Hakama is made of typical formalstriped black/white silk. Actual hakama shown.
It has a few spots on the front side, very minor.
It was made around the 1950 of 20'th century.
Please, see detailed pictures for more info. SIZE: Length: about 90 cm, Width with pleats folded: 60 cm.
Weight: about 490 g
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