Sarashi Belt – Stock Item – Red Cotton – Sold As Seen.
The Sarashi Belt, or torso wrapping, was traditionally worn to hold the Dō firmly around the torso and weapons securely to the Dō as well. If need it could be used as a battle field dressing as well. Like the obi, a sarashi consists of a length of thick cotton, wrapped around just above the bottom of the Dō holding it in place so the watagami (shoulder plates) are lifted about 2 cm above the shoulder, placing the weight of the Dō from directly onto the waist. Female samurai in Feudal Japan would also wear a sarashi to bind their breasts, making it easier and more comfortable to don and wear their armor. The sarashi is an important accessory needed while wearing samurai armor or with our Yoroi Hitatare, to fasten your katana, tanto and/or other accessories.