6 Types of Shinobi Shozoku

6 Types of Shinobi Shozoku

Posted by Sydney Brackins on Jan 3rd 2018

The ninja operated chiefly in the night-time and wore a set of shinobi shozoku for their ability to blend in with the 

night shadows. Although today’s common notion is that the ninja wore a black outfit, a black one is rather 

conspicuous because its outline becomes apparent on a night which that is not totally dark (say, on a night there is a 

full moon). The ninja wore working clothes dyed navy blue similar to farmers in the Iga and Koka areas. If a ninja was 

in work clothes, he could naturally carry a sickle or another farm implement that could be used as a weapon. In 

addition, work clothes were light and gave the ninja freedom of movement. Other merits are that they acted as snake 

and insect repellent and served as filters to obtain drinking water.

We offer six different styles of shinobi shozoku. Each one has unique benefits, but they all are sure to meet your 


1. Authentic Style Shinobi Shozoku – Lightweight ($199.99)

Many people fall victim to the westernized-notion that Ninja always went on their missions in all black outfits. But, 

they actually dressed with the intent to blend in with society versus the shadows. It was common for Ninja to dress 

as farmers, monks, priests, and even street entertainers so they didn’t appear as threats or stand out from the crowd.

A good starter shinobi shozoku uniform, this set is lightweight yet durable, able to withstand both indoor and outdoor 

usage. This uniform comes with a jacket, pants, belt, gauntlets, leggings, a mask, hood, tabi boots, and tabi socks. 

2. Authentic Style Shinobi Shozoku – Heavyweight ($224.99)

The next step up from our lightweight shinobi shozoku, our heavyweight uniform is twice as durable and will be able 

to handle much more intense training. This uniform comes with the same components that the lightweight uniform is 

comprised of: jacket, pants, belt, gauntlets, leggings, a mask, hood, tabi boots, and tabi socks.

3. Authentic Shinobi Shozoku – Ninja Uniform w/ Hidden Pockets ($299.99)

For the most dedicated Ninja-enthusiasts, this uniform comes with 12 hidden pockets to conceal a wide range of 

weapons, tools, and even metsubushi (blinding powder). The outfit is sewed from cotton, absorbs moisture well and 

is pleasant to the body. This uniform comes directly from Japan and consists of fukumen (scarf headband), uwagi 

(jacket with pockets), tekko (hand covers with string ties), dodzime (wide belt), igabakama (narrow leg 

hakama trousers with rigid flat backboard), and kyahan (drawstring leg wraps with secret pocket).

4. Authentic Style Settonjutsu (Snow) Shinobi Shozoku Ninja Uniform w/ Hakama ($299.99)

A common method that Ninja used in order to attack any unsuspecting targets in the snow was to build ‘dugouts’ 

in which they could hide. These mounds would look just like piled snow and nothing more. Perfect for this time of 

year, our settonjutsu shinobi shozoku will surely give you the upper hand in any winter-wonderland. This uniform 

comes with a jacket, pants, belt, gauntlets, leggings, a mask, hood, tabi boots, tabi socks, hakama, and blousing 

straps. This uniform is heavyweight, better suited to keep you warm in harsh weather conditions.

5. Authentic Style Shinobi Shozoku Ninja Uniform w/ Hakama – Lightweight ($224.99)

“Hakama” used to mean any type of baggy pair of pants and skirt-like bottom wear in Japanese. The word appears in 

the Japanese creation myths described in Kojiki, the oldest surviving book in Japan (712 AD). This uniform is 

lightweight, but durable, and comes with a jacket, pants, belt, gauntlets, leggings, a mask, hood, tabi boots, tabi 

socks, hakama, and blousing straps.

6. Authentic Style Shinobi Shozoku Ninja Uniform w/ Hakama – Heavyweight ($249.99)

The hakama, originally worn bybushi/samurai, was divided like trousers, tied at the waist and fell approximately to 

the  ankles. This kind has been called “umanori (horse-riding) hakama”. This is a heavier version of the previous 

uniform, meaning that it can withstand much more intense training. This uniform comes with the same components 

that our lightweight one is comprised of: jacket, pants, belt, gauntlets, leggings, a mask, hood, tabi boots, tabi socks, 

hakama, and blousing straps.