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Traditional Large Belts

Average rating: 5.0/5 - 68 customer reviews

About our Kakuobi & Large Belts lineup

The Iaido style belts are used by Iaido practitioners but are 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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  • Wide White Belt (Iaiobi)

    ¥4,500 ~ ¥5,500

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

    5 customer reviews
  • Wide Black Belt (Iaiobi)

    ¥4,500 ~ ¥5,500

    Made in Japan
    Composition : 100% Cotton
    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

    10 customer reviews
  • Kakuobi Deluxe Cotton

    ¥4,300

    Made in Japan
    100% Cotton
    Width: 9.5 cm | Length: 400 cm
    Available in 13 colors.
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    41 customer reviews
  • Kakuobi Deluxe Silk

    ¥10,800

    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

    8 customer reviews
  • Deluxe Patterned Kakuobi

    ¥4,700

    Made in Japan
    100% Polyester
    Width: 11 cm | Length: 400 cm
    Available in 11 colors with a random pattern.
    Best
    seller
    In stock: ships within 2 working days

    4 customer reviews
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