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Haramaki: the Japanese secret to health & wellbeing

What is a Haramaki anyway? The word ‘Haramaki’ literally means ‘bellywrap’ in Japanese.  The word originally referred to a type of metal armour worn by samurai under their armour to protect their stomach and kidneys, and dates back to the sixteenth century.  Haramaki have been used for centuries in Japan, gradually evolving from armour into… Continue reading Haramaki: the Japanese secret to health & wellbeing