Japanese Martial Arts Hakama
The Hakama is the traditional and sacred suit in the Japanese culture. It is used in Japanese martial arts because of its important roles.
The first and most important is to hide the footwork from the opponent in a sword fight (or any other weapon that can be used in a battle) and bare hand combat.
The second most important role is so that the one who is learning the way of a Japanese martial art learns to glide on the battlefield instead of making uncoordinated short jumps.
The material for the Hakama is made out of non-wrinkling artificial silk and polyester.
In many western cultures its very often worn as a fashion accessory because of its unrelenting beauty.