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A Day in the Waraji Sandals of a Samurai

Out of a love for hiking and a piqued interest in sawanobori 沢登り(Japanese stream climbing, a type of mountaineering that involves traversing and ascending lakes, streams and falls), we set off on a quest to find the right multi-purpose shoe. The new “technologies” advertised in modern day footwear and the purposes they supposedly support: ultra…

Home-stay Program with Exciting Activities in Ishikawa

My last summer was awesome! Vividly I still remember the moment when I held back my tears as I bid goodbye to my two host families. One week with them was definitely too short, but the memories I have of them will definitely last forever. I could not thank Japan Tent enough for granting me…

4 Most Famous Traditional Types of Japanese Shoes

The Netherlands is famous for their traditional wooden clogs, Turkey for their pointed slippers, and Japan? They have of course traditional shoes of their own! The pretty ones are meant for celebration, the simple ones are for everyday life. You might have seen some of them in movies, manga, anime or even in real life…