A little over five years ago, Keiko Yakawa, mentored by Shirakawa Hideo--an accomplished hakama tailor with over forty years experience--mastered the art of traditional hakama tailoring.
Then, guided by an advanced aikidoka, she went on to introduce a number of useful design innovations. Atelier Katsura was born.
The Katsura Hakama is 100% made in Japan at the Atelier Katsura workshops--under the distinctive Shirakawa red label. And it is sold online directly to aikidoka worldwide.
The Katsura Hakama now has enthusiastic owners in the United States and Europe as well as in Japan at the Aikikai Honbu Dojo.
Considering the unmatched quality and the amount of seamstress time involved, our prices are more than fair and offer the best value for money.
So, first hakama or replacement, if you want the finest hakama available, check out the site.
We will reply to any questions you have. By email and within 24 hours.