Sandal, waraji, with a sole made of four bands of woven rice straw in gourd (hyoutan) shape. The longitudinal cords of rice straw over which the sole is woven emerge at back and front to form two twisted cords. The two from the front run along the sandal, one at each side, carried through two loops (chi) on each side and hang loose for tying. The two thicker cords, coming from the heel, are wrapped around the two hindmost side loops.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org