A little over five years ago, our founder--mentored by Shirakawa Hideo, an accomplished hakama tailor with over forty years experience--mastered the art of traditional hakama tailoring.
Then, guided by the advice of an advanced aikidoka who is now a director, we introduced useful design innovations.
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 students in the Aikido community worldwide.
Katsura Hakama owners in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. asked us to offer our customized dogi as well as tailor-made obi. A unique and highly-effective, online ordering service is now in place.
Considering the unmatched quality and the amount of workmanship involved, our prices are not only fair but also offer best value for money.
So, if you want to own the finest hakama available or are interested in having your next dogi really fit, check out the site. We'll reply to email questions within 24 hours.