kokoro's sensational haramaki tummy wrap might be new to Europe, but it's a style of dress that has found favour in Japan for many hundreds of years. The haramaki is based on traditions dating back to Japan's 12th century Samurai warriors. Today, it's all about fun and functionality. The warm, flexible haramaki is an ideal year-round accessory for exercise, leisure and relaxation.
Made from closely-ridged layers of 97% cotton and 3% polyurethane, the cosy haramaki keeps core body temperature warm, which in turn helps hands and feet stay warm, however chilly it might be outside.
The kokoro haramaki: slip into something more comfortable.
THE HARAMAKI FOR WOMEN
kokoro haramaki is an ideal accessory for women of any age. It can help ease menstrual cramps, aid digestion and give support during and after pregnancy. Keep you warm and snug when relaxing at home. Wear it during and after exercise whether it be yoga or pilates or more strenuous exercise such as jogging and running outdoors. It can also help ease menstrual cramps, aid digestion and give support during and after pregnancy.
THE HARAMAKI FOR MEN
It can also help aid digestion and give support. Perfect to help keeping warm when out of doors, whether it be gardening or playing golf. Ideal for aiding relaxation at home or keeping snug during travel. It can also help aid digestion and give support.
THE HARAMAKI FOR KIDS
Children can relax at home in a haramaki. They can wear it at bedtime for a more comfy night's sleep, or use it when they're working hard on the sports field or playing out of doors. It's just the support your children need.
What is a haramaki?
A modern haramaki is a tummy wrap, made of soft but strong ridged cotton.
What is the purpose of a haramaki?
Historically the haramaki protected a soldier's stomach and kidneys. Today. it is a true all-round, multi-purpose accessory. Wear it to keep warm during outdoor exercise, to stay comfy at home or to be snug while travelling. It's supportive and can also aid digestion, pregnancy and good sleep.
How far does it date back in traditional Japanese attire?
The first haramakis were used as belly protectors by Samurai foot soldiers. The garment was first used in the 12th century, but came to prominence during the Sengoku period of the 16th century. During these times, it consisted of a silk band with chain mail or interlinked pieces of metal.
What benefits can it bring?
The haramaki will help maintain your body's core warmth. It can also help boost circulation, as well as supporting your body and back. In that respect, it is an excellent comfort for aches and pains.
How do I wear a haramaki?
The haramaki is designed to be worn next to the skin, providing a warm, supportive cover for your tummy and kidneys.
How easy is it to take off and put on?
It's delightfully easy. Just step into it and pull it snug. When you want to remove it, just pull it down and step out of it. Then you can pack it away into a very small and easily transportable pack.
How much does it cost?
The haramaki for men and women retails at £22.99 and for kids at £14.99.