American Kyudo Renmei
Meishin Kyudojo
Asahi America

Kyudo Equipment

Our teacher, Hideharu Onuma sensei, used to say that a practice uniform was important because as we change from our regular clothing into the kyudo uniform we leave behind the everyday world and enter into the world of kyudo.
The standard practice uniform consists of a short-sleeved keiko-gi that is held in place by an obi (belt), a hakama (skirt-like divided trousers), and tabi (split-toed socks).
A.N.K.F standards call for all novice practitioners to wear white keiko-gi and tabi. Men must wear black hakama, while women may wear either black or navy blue hakama. It goes without saying that the practice uniform must be kept clean and neatly pressed at all times.

Obi (Belt)
Some Examples
To access the Asahi America Kyudo Equipment Catalog click on the catalog image

This site is maintained by Dan and Jackie DeProspero, co-authors with their teacher, Hideharu Onuma Hanshi, of the books
Kyudo: The Essence and Practice of Japanese Archery and Illuminated Spirit: Conversations with a Kyudo Master—Revised April 2, 2012
Copyright © 1998 Dan and Jackie DeProspero