Kyahan are a traditional form of leggings or “gaiters”, used to hold your hakama securely around you shin or as extra padding under your suneate (shin armor). In ancient times Kyahan were used by samurai and common travelers to keep their clothing from snagging underbrush or from getting dirty while on the road. Traditionally made from asa (hemp or cotton linen) with two himo (lace ties) on top and bottom, used to tie them securely around your shins. Kyahan should be tied from the side or back when worn with suneate, or from the front when worn alone. These are also a popular accessory to have if you plan to wear your armor with your Traditiona Hakama or Traditional Samurai Hitatare as the kyahan will be essential to help make your hakama more comfortable. These kyahan are made entirely by hand, and are traditionally made from hemp linen but we also offer a silk brocade option which became common in the Edo Era. Sold as a set, custom sizing available.
Iron Mountain Armory make these simple yet sturdy traditional kyahan for modern martial artists, re-enactors, cosplay, larp, sca and for those just wanting to add a bit of traditional style to their modern life. Using strong linen material similar to those used traditionally during the late Sengoku to mid Edo era. We offer customization options to help make your kyahan special and unique to you and/or group. Many martial artists are finding kyahan very useful for wearing their their hakama outside of training, while traveling in their hakama. Hikers find them useful for walking trails while wearing shorts, keeping their shins from getting cuts or scrapes from brush. Please Note: Standard Sizes are PRE-SELECTED. You can select your own sizing to better fit you. Please contact us with any questions.
- Traditional design and material.
- Custom Sizing and Material.
- Sold as a set.
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 1 to 2 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting of this item.|
|For more information, please review our Order Options Explained, Glossary Terms or FAQ Pages. You can also Contact Us directly. We are always happy to be of service.|
Our samurai clothing and accessories are featured in many movies, tv series, documentaries, including the docudrama “Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan” by Netflix & the Smithsonian Channel.
Quality was fine, height wise fit fine but the straps are too short, but having an option to increase the length in the store would be a good feature
Jason, thank you for your comment. The himo should be correct for your size requested. If there is an issue, please send a picture so we may review details.
Not a complaint, but a remark: Iam not sure if you have this on your website, but a mention that the Kyahan are sold in pairs.
Thank you. Yes, they come as a pair or set. It is mentioned but we will make it more clear. Thank you for your suggestion.
It’s made in china
Yes, our website and company information is quite clear. Our armory is in China and we ship direct. Please read and understand what you are purchasing and if you have questions, please ask before placing your order.
Really poor quality kyahan. Threw them in the garbage bin. Sounds harsh but reality.
Thank you for your honest review. They are made the way they are a seen in the product pictures. They are a simple accessory item, nothing fancy. If there was an issue, we would had been happy to had tried to resolve it for you.
I had been looking for some Kyahan’s for a while, throughout several searches online to no avail. Having a handcrafted product was truly worth the wait and wearing them I have only received compliments!