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 warrior samurai class during the Sengoku and Edo Era in Japan (1467 – 1868 A.D.). Like the traditional Umanori hakama (pre-1600 A.D.), the tattsuke-bakama (aka: karusan bakama, iga bakama or tattuke hakama, samurai pant), ties at the waist, but has narrow knees with attached kyahan. It also has slits along the thigh and behind the calf to help with comfort and flexibility. The pant leg will balloon out over the knee and tie securely around the shin with the attached kyahan (leggings). This feature helps the suneate (shin armor) sit more securely and stops the lower pant legs from snagging on brush while marching. The most important feature might be the slit in the front to help with bathroom breaks.
These traditional Tattsuke Bakama are well known for their use by the samurai warrior class and the cinematic “ninja” (shinobi pants / ninja 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. Because Iron Mountain Armory uses a traditional design, they are perfect for historical re-enactors, martial artists, modern shinobi, cosplay, larp, sca members and those wanting a traditional Japanese samurai style pant. Common accessories are Juban Shitagi (Under Shirt), Waraji-Gake Tabi (Samurai Socks) and Waraji (Samurai Sandals).
- Traditional Tattsuke-Bakama (samurai pant) design.
- Made from traditional cotton fabrics.
- Custom sizing available.
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