Traditional Tattsuke-Bakama – New – Red Brocade– Standard Sized – Stock Item – Sold As Seen.
The Tattsuke Bakama are a form of hakama that were worn by the samurai class during the Sengoku and Edo Era in Japan (1467 – 1868). Like the traditional hakama (pre-1600), the tattsuke-bakama (karusan bakama, iga bakama or tattuke hakama, samurai pant) ties at the waist, but have narrow legs, more like Western-style pants, and have slits to the top outer thigh and behind the calf so they can be tied comfortably at the shins. The pant leg will balloon over the knee and tie secure over the shins with the attached kyahan (leggings). This helps the suneate (shin armor) sit more securely and stops the pant legs from snagging on brush while marching. Most importantly, maybe, is the slit in the front to help with bathroom breaks. The Tattsuke Bakama are best known for their use by the samurai class and the cinematic “ninja” (shinobi pants). Today they are often now worn by taiko drummers, yobidashi and of course budo martial artists. They are also becoming more popular amongst Ninjutsu and Kobudo martial artists.