Kyahan are a form of legging or “gator”, 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 travellers to keep their clothing from snagging underbrush or from getting dirty while on the road. Traditionally made from linen with two himo (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. 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 cotton linen or hemp but we also offer a silk brocade option which became common in the Edo Era. One size fits all.
- Traditional design and material.
- Available in several linen color options and brocade options.
Our kyahan are handmade by the Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for crafting of this item.
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