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Japan Post has decided to suspend all shipments to more than 120 countries. FedEx shipments are suspended worldwide. DHL has implemented a significant price surcharge and suspended shipment to some countries and updates partial suspensions daily. Therefore, Seido is no longer in capacity to promise that your orders will ship on the announce date below.
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  • Packages that are longer than 120 cm are subject to additional restrictions so all packages containing weapons longer than 119 cm are more subject to delays than others.
  • As of today, we are still able to ship almost normally to:
    United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Norway, Romania, Mexico, Denmark, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Slovakia.
    (This is not a guarantee that we will be able to ship, especially items above 120 cm in length, but we do not expect major issues for those destinations).
  • Other orders will be put prepared, packed and stored until one of the 5 cariers we are working with reopens the destination (you will be updated via email).

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  • 20% OFF ALL Handmade Hakama - In support to our century-old Hakama workshop | (until April 8th, 11 am JPT)
  • Wooden Weapon Workshop Horinouchi Closing | Today, it is with heavy sadness in our hearts that we have to publicly announce that we failed at providing enough support to the Horinouchi workshop, to the point that the workshop is closing mid-September 2019. More information on this terrible event on our blog.

Traditional Large Belts

Average rating: 5.0/5 - 44 customer reviews

About our Kakuobi & Large Belts lineup

The Iaido style belts are used by Iaido practitioners but is also popular among Aikido practitioners who prefer a thin and wide belt under the Hakama. This allows to stabilize the hips and is more comfortable for Ukemi practice. Depending on the morphology, this type of belt can as well help to tie the Hakama more firmly.

The Kakuobi is a traditional Japanese belt worn by males with a Kimono or Yukata, or in some martial arts under the Hakama (Mainly Iaido and Kyudo, Aikido to a lesser extent). Obi is a generic term meaning "belt", kaku means "angle" or "squere" and in the case of "kakuobi" it refers to the shape of the belt. The Kakuobi is usually made of cotton or silk. The silk kakuobi are significantly thinner than models made ​​of cotton and more comfortable to wear for martial arts, including Aikido because of the ubiquity of Ukemi. There are many variations of patterns, always in the same style. Pattern and the way it is tied are element of fashion and elegance that are very important in Japanese traditional clothing. All our Kakuobi are fully made in Japan.

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  • Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton

    ¥4,000

    Made in Japan
    100% Cotton
    Width: 9.5 cm | Length: 400 cm
    Available in 11 colors.
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    26 customer reviews
  • Kakuobi Deluxe Silk

    ¥8,800

    Made in Japan
    100% Japanese Silk
    Width: 8.8 cm | Length: 410 cm
    4 colors: Black, Brown, Navy & white.
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    7 customer reviews
  • Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)

    ¥3,700 ~ ¥4,700

    Made in Japan
    Outside : 100% Cotton / Inside : 100% Polyester
    Width: 6.3 cm | Length: 250~350 cm
    For Aikido or Iaido
    Non integrated embroidery only.
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    8 customer reviews
  • Wide White Belt (Iaiobi)

    ¥3,700 ~ ¥4,700

    Made in Japan
    Outside : 100% Cotton / Inside : 100% Polyester
    Width: 6.3 cm | Length: 250~350 cm
    For Aikido or Iaido
    Non integrated embroidery only.
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    3 customer reviews
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