Atelier Katsura provides direct access to Japanese Aikido clothing made in the traditional spirit but with due respect for the best of modern manufacturing techniques.
In the past, aikidoka at every level were never truly satisfied with suppliers' off-the-shelf hakama. But they really had no other choice.
Atelier Katsura's founding principle was simply to change that--and always offer outstanding quality and service to the international Aikido community.
BEST TAILOR-MADE HAKAMA
Several years ago, our company founder--mentored by Shirakawa Hideo, an accomplished hakama tailor with over forty years experience--mastered the art of traditional hakama tailoring.
Then, guided by a long-time student at a prominent Tokyo dojo-he now acts as one of our directors-we introduced a series of useful design innovations.
The hakama in our range ensure comfort, durability, and elegance only found in a tailor-made garment. They're 100% made in Japan at our workshops and only sold online under the Shirakawa red "Ki" label.
A BETTER FIT FOR AIKIDO GI
We also offer customized aikido gi, and our unique fitting method ensures you get the best dogi size for your particular physique. Efficiently and without having to rely on confusing charts.
Our dogi are competitively priced and, considering the unmatched quality and craftmanship of our hakama, they are the best value for money--by far.
So, if you want to own the finest hakama available or have your next dogi really fit properly, check out the site. We answer enquiries within 24 hours.
Atelier Katsura | Homes Nozawa 201. 4-20-23 Nozawa, Setagaya-ku Tokyo 1540003 - Japan | email@example.com