The Hakama imported from Asia can be used to the regular practice of Aikido and Kendo. Characteristics: Machine wash. Mixing cotton/terylene for the maintenance of the folds. Color: Blue or Black. Note: in this kind of model, we recommend the black. The blue dye obtained with a chemical does not have the charm of Japanese hakama. CAUTION: A yarn keep the hakama folds up when new. Hakama which has a thread cut or broken can neither be exchanged nor returned.