Traditional Hitatare + Top – Stock Item – Custom Brocade – Size Large – Sold As Seen.
The Hitatare was the most common and iconic style of clothing worn by the Samurai from the Heian Period through Sengoku Era of Japan (796 – 1573). Our Traditional Hitatare consists of a haori (long sleeve jacket) and a traditional kukui (tied) hakama. However, the Iron Mountain Armory includes the shitagi (undershirt), making it a full 3 pc set. The long-sleeved jacket is open down the front and the sides. The sleeves are attached only halfway down the body, are free below that and have rope ties at the wrist, so they sleeves can be tied at the elbow when needed. The Hakama pants have soba (openings on the sides, along the top of the thigh). They had rope ties at the ankles so the samurai also had the option of being able to tie the pants at the knees while in the country side or if worn with their armor. If pulled up the samurai would likely haven worn kyahan (leggings) to protect their exposed skin or for comfort under their suneate (shin armor).