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How to choose your Kendogi & Hakama

Find the Kendogi & the Hakama that suit you


On this page, you will find the detailed chart of the Kendogi and Hakama offered by KuSakura. We chose to present all Kendogi and Hakama on the same page as a lot of products share the same chart.

Kendogi Size Choice

Because KuSakura's Kendogi are handmade, slight variations are possible. All measurements are defined in centimeters (imperial metrics are for informational purpose only).

Deluxe Single Layer Kendogi - KO3

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
140 ~ 150 cm 1 70 cm 50 cm 51 cm 17.5 cm
150 ~ 160 cm 2 83 cm 55 cm 61 cm 18.5 cm
160 ~ 170 cm 3 89 cm 60 cm 67 cm 20 cm
170 ~ 180 cm 4 95 cm 62 cm 73 cm 20 cm
180 ~ 190 cm 5 99 cm 64 cm 80 cm 20 cm

Single Layer Checked Pattern Navy Kendogi

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
100 ~ 110 cm S1 59 cm 45 cm 47 cm 14 cm
110 ~ 120 cm S2 64 cm 47 cm 50 cm 15 cm
120 ~ 140 cm 1 70 cm 51 cm 56 cm 17 cm
140 ~ 110 cm 2 77 cm 55 cm 59 cm 18 cm
160 ~ 170 cm 3 84 cm 59 cm 62 cm 19 cm
170 ~ 180 cm 4 92 cm 61 cm 65 cm 20 cm
180 ~ 190 cm 5 99 cm 63 cm 68 cm 21 cm
190 ~ 200 cm 6 106 cm 65 cm 71 cm 22 cm

Single Layer Super Light White Cotton Kendogi

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
110 ~ 120 cm S2 70 cm 48 cm 48 cm 17 cm
120 ~ 140 cm 1 78 cm 52 cm 54 cm 19 cm
140 ~ 160 cm 2 85 cm 57 cm 57 cm 21 cm
160 ~ 170 cm 3 92 cm 60 cm 61 cm 25 cm
170 ~ 180 cm 4 99 cm 64 cm 67 cm 25 cm
180 ~ 190 cm 5 106 cm 67 cm 73 cm 29 cm
190 ~ 200 cm 6 113 cm 70 cm 80 cm 29 cm

Deluxe Single Layer Navy Cotton Kendogi

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
110 ~ 120 cm S1 58 cm 46 cm 47 cm 17 cm
120 ~ 130 cm S2 63 cm 48 cm 50 cm 18 cm
130 ~ 140 cm 1 72 cm 52 cm 55 cm 19 cm
140 ~ 150 cm 1.5 75 cm 52 cm 60 cm 19 cm
150 ~ 155 cm 2 76 cm 56 cm 60 cm 20 cm
155 ~ 160 cm 2.5 82 cm 56 cm 65 cm 20 cm
160 ~ 165 cm 3 85 cm 60 cm 65 cm 21 cm
165 ~ 170 cm 3.5 88 cm 60 cm 70 cm 21 cm
170 ~ 180 cm 4 91 cm 64 cm 70 cm 22 cm
180 cm ~ 5 97 cm 68 cm 75 cm 22 cm

Deluxe Double Layer Aizome Cotton Kendogi

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
140 ~ 145 cm 1.5 72 cm 54 cm 57 cm 19 cm
145 ~ 155 cm 2 76 cm 58 cm 60 cm 19 cm
155 ~ 160 cm 2.5 80 cm 58 cm 62 cm 20 cm
160 ~ 165 cm 3 84 cm 62 cm 65 cm 20 cm
165 ~ 170 cm 3.5 88 cm 62 cm 67 cm 21 cm
170 ~ 175 cm 4 92 cm 66 cm 70 cm 21 cm
175 ~ 180 cm 4.5 96 cm 66 cm 72 cm 22 cm
180 cm ~ 5 100 cm 68 cm 75 cm 22 cm

High-Tech 'Quick Dry' Navy Polyester Kendogi & 'Honeycomb' Navy Poly/Cotton Kendogi

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
140 ~ 145 cm 1.5 72 cm 54 cm 58 cm 17 cm
145 ~ 155 cm 2 76 cm 56 cm 60 cm 18 cm
155 ~ 160 cm 2.5 80 cm 58 cm 62 cm 19 cm
160 ~ 165 cm 3 84 cm 62 cm 64 cm 19 cm
165 ~ 170 cm 3.5 88 cm 62 cm 66 cm 20 cm
170 ~ 175 cm 4 92 cm 64 cm 68 cm 20 cm
175 ~ 180 cm 4.5 96 cm 66 cm 70 cm 21 cm
180 cm ~ 5 100 cm 68 cm 72 cm 21 cm

'Sashiko 25' Single Layer Cotton Kendogi (White & Navy)

Your Size Jacket Size Jacket Measurements
A B C D
110 ~ 120 cm S1 60 cm 44 cm 46 cm 14 cm
120 ~ 130 cm S2 65 cm 46 cm 49cm 15 cm
130 ~ 145 cm 1 73 cm 48 cm 55 cm 17 cm
145 ~ 160 cm 2 80 cm 53 cm 62 cm 19 cm
160 ~ 170 cm 3 90 cm 57 cm 67 cm 21 cm
170 ~ 180 cm 4 97 cm 61 cm 72 cm 23 cm
180 ~ 190 cm 5 105 cm 65 cm 77 cm 25 cm
190 ~ 200 cm 6 112 cm 69 cm 82 cm 27 cm

Schema Kendogi - Measurement Chart

The schematic view below represents a Kendogi. We have reported the most useful measurements for you

  • A: Jacket length - From the base of the Dogi to the tip of the sleeve.
  • B: Jacket width - From the right lateral opening to the left lateral opening.
  • C: Sleeves length - From the center of the collar to the tip of the sleeve.
  • D: Sleeves width
Kendogi Sizing Sketch

Hakama Size Choice

Because our Hakama are handmade, slight variations are possible. All measurements are defined in centimeters (imperial metrics are for informational purpose only).

Kendo/Iaido Hakama, All models

Men Size
tied on the hips
Hakama Size Hakama Length Women Size
tied on the waist
120 ~ 125 cm 16 60 cm 115 ~ 120 cm
125 ~ 130 cm 17 64 cm 120 ~ 125 cm
130 ~ 135 cm 18 68 cm 125 ~ 130 cm
135 ~ 140 cm 19 71 cm 130 ~ 135 cm
140 ~ 145 cm 20 75 cm 135 ~ 140 cm
145 ~ 147 cm 21 79 cm 140 ~ 142 cm
147 ~ 150 cm 22 83 cm 142 ~ 145 cm
150 ~ 155 cm 23 87 cm 145 ~ 150 cm
155 ~ 157 cm 24 90 cm 150 ~ 155 cm
158 ~ 159 cm 24.5 92 cm 155 ~ 157 cm
160 ~ 162 cm 25 94 cm 158 ~ 159 cm
163 ~ 164 cm 25.5 96 cm 160 ~ 162 cm
165 ~ 167 cm 26 98 cm 163 ~ 164 cm
168 ~ 169 cm 26.5 100 cm 165 ~ 167 cm
170 ~ 175 cm 27 102 cm 168 ~ 169 cm
175 ~ 180 cm 28 106 cm 170 ~ 175 cm
180 cm ~ 29 110 cm 175 cm ~

How to Choose Your Kendogi

The first thing is to confirm your size, this will allow you to select the appropriate Dogi size. Our recommendations take into account future Kendogi shrinking.
In some cases, especially when your actual weight is over your ideal weight, you will need to select a half size larger. To find your ideal weight, remove the hundreds digit of your size, and if your weight exceeds this figure, we recommend to take a half size larger. (E.g. your height is 180 cm and weight 85 kg we advise you to choose a half size above)
We indicate the most important measurements for all jackets to limit mistake on the size choice. Do not hesitate to measure your current Dogi for comparison (do not forget that a new Kendo jacket will shrink after the first washing).

Kendogi cut

Classic Cut (Kendogi)

The Kendogi classic cut is the one used on all the jacket offered on KuSakuraShop. The classic cut is similar to the Judo cut, featuring a collar that is as long as the jacket itself, making it more solid and durable.

Which Kendogi Model ?

Light, Standard or Heavy ?

For Kendo practice, except in some special cases, (overheated Dojos, practice without armor etc.) it is recommended to practice with a relatively thick jacket that well cushions the Himo (cords) and protects from strikes that accidentally hit out of the armor.
Last but not least, concerning the practice of Kenjutsu and Kobudo, it depends on the type of practice and your preferences.

Which color: White or Aizome ?

In Kenjutsu and Kobudo, depending on the schools, all colors are possible. Please contact your teacher for more information.
In Kendo, the "standard" color is navy blue or more traditional Aizome (Indigo). Generally, it is said that White Kendogi are destinated to children and women. In fact, anybody can wear them, but they need more care because they will get dirty easier.

How to Choose Your Hakama

Choosing your Hakama Size

Hakama measurements system

As many of traditional Japanese equipement, like for Shinai. The ancient Japanese system of measurement is used. Concerning Hakama, the "Kujira-shaku" system is used.

1 Kujira-shaku = 3.79 cm - A Hakama size 26 is therefore 26 x 3.79 cm = 98.54 cm

This length is measured from the bottom of the front strap to the bottom of the Hakama at its center.

Hakama traditional & modern fitting

Traditionally, Hakama should fall just above the external ankle, the malleolus.
To make your choice, we recommend you to try a fellow Kenshi's Hakama and check its length, depending on your preferences but also on your body type (including the position of your hips and the length of your legs).

Hakama Sizing Sketch

Finally, please note that this system of size (25, 26, 27 etc.) is mainly used in Japan only. When you try the Hakama of a friend, make sure that it is a Hakama "made in Japan", or measure the front yourself.

Difference between Men and Women Hakama

All the Hakama are unisex, but it exists a specific way to wear a Hakama depending if you are a man or a woman. Generally, men wear Hakama just over the hips, while women wear it at the middle of the waist. So do not forget to take it into account. If you have any doubt do not hesitate to Contact us.

Which Hakama Model ?

Synthetic fabric Hakama

Synthetic models are easier to maintain, have extremely low bleed through (or not), then pleats last longer, and they are usually lighter than cotton models. However, KuSakura only offers Tetron Hakama. All the Tetron Hakama offered by KuSakura are made with the same percentage of polyester and rayon, respectively 65% and 35%, a perfect balance between flexibility and durability.

Cotton Hakama

The 100% Cotton models are more difficult to maintain and should be carefully folded after each class. They are heavier and slower to dry. However, they are more "traditional" and almost ripstop. Moreover, the models offered are all in Japanese Aizome (organic indigo), and dyied in the Japanese traditional way.

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