Our Tattsuke Bakama are a traditional design from original tattsuke bakama from the Sengoku Era. They include the kyahan (leggings with straps), attached to the hakama below the knee. 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 A.D.). Like the traditional hakama (pre-1600 A.D.), the tattsuke-bakama (karusan bakama, iga bakama or tattuke hakama, samurai pant), ties at the waist, but has narrow legs, more like Western-style pants. It also has slits to the top outer thigh and behind the calf so they can be tied comfortably at the shins. The pant leg will balloon out over the knee and tie securely over the shins with the attached kyahan (leggings). This feature helps the suneate (shin armor) sit more securely and stops the pant legs from snagging on brush while marching. Most importantly, is the slit in the front to help with bathroom breaks. The Tattsuke Bakama are well known for their use by the samurai class and the cinematic “ninja” (shinobi pants). Today, they are often worn by taiko drummers, yobidashi and of course budo martial artists. They are also becoming more popular amongst Ninjutsu and Kobudo martial artists.
- Optional sizing is available
- Optional materials are Japanese linen or brocade
- 100% silk is available upon request for additional cost
- Optional top available for an extra charge
This traditional tattsuke-bakama is handmade by Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for crafting of this item.
- Hikitate Eboshi – Add a traditional cloth hat to your order, traditionally worn by Samurai
- Sarashi Belt – A traditional long cotton belt, used by Samurai to to secure their katana
- Waraji Sandals – Bamboo straw sandals commonly used by samurai
- Waraji-Gake – Traditional type of Japanese sock that is to be worn together with the Waraji sandals
- Tabi Socks – Two toe section sock for use with sandals
- Yugake – Traditional samurai gloves
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References: Wikipedia / In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts