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.
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