The Sarashi Belt, or torso wrap, was traditionally worn to hold the Dō firmly around the torso and weapons securely to the Dō as well. If needed it could be used as a battlefield dressing for injured samurai. 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 straps), are lifted about 2 cm above the shoulder. This places the weight of the Dō directly onto the waist and hips. The round, padded obi would rest between the body and the dō to provide comfort. 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 while wearing samurai armor, or with our Yoroi Hitatare, to fasten your katana, tanto and/or other accessories.
- Traditional size / length and material
- Available in several color options
- Average length is 400 x 10 cm, made of cotton
Our samurai Sarashi belt are handmade by Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for crafting of this item.
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