What is Kakeo of Samurai Armor?
This is a cord that is folded in two and tightly knotted at the base, which is threaded through a ring (Kan) attached to the back (back side) of the sleeve lining. By tying it to the rings on the left and right of the Agemaki (a decorative knot) set up on the back, it prevents the sleeves from flipping forward (chest side). As time passed, it became more decorative.
See more terms related to samurai armor in this samurai armor glossary