Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Samurai and the Color Indigo

Have your noticed that modern budo practices tend to favor white uniforms (karate, aikido). Judo permits both white and blue (stick a pin in the color blue), while kendo favors the dark blue, indigo, color.

The older martial arts, kenjutsu and the like, all seem to favor the indigo color. Why is that?

Below is an explanation from the Ancient Origins website (here) and an accompanying video. 



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