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Traditional Large Belts

About Kakuobi & Large Belts

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 (Iaido, Kyudo and Aikido, to a lesser extent). Obi is a generic term meaning "belt", kaku means "angle" 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 made in Japan.

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  • Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton
    • Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton
    • Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton

    Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton

    ¥4,000

    Made in Japan
    100% Cotton
    Width: 9.5 cm | Length: 400 cm
    Available in 11 colors.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)
    • Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)
    • Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)

    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.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Kakuobi Deluxe Silk

    Kakuobi Deluxe Silk

    ¥8,000

    Made in Japan
    100% Japanese Silk
    Width: 8.8 cm | Length: 410 cm
    4 colors: Black, Brown, Navy & white.
    In stock: shipped within 2 business days
  • Wide White Belt (Iaiobi)
    • Wide White Belt (Iaiobi)
    • Wide White Belt (Iaiobi)

    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: shipped within 2 business days
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