Straw decoration - Baby Straw Sandals (Tanjou Waraji)

By Takubo


Celebrate the birth of a new baby with traditional Japanese sandals known as "Tanjou-Waraji." Made of straw, these sandals were originally crafted with the belief that the baby wearing them would grow up strong. In parts of Kyushu, Japan, families even have their one-year-old babies step on red and white mochi rice cakes while wearing the sandals during birthday celebrations. They make for a unique gift or decorative item for anyone welcoming a new addition to the family.

This family owned business started more than three generations ago. In order to get the materials to create these beautiful decors the family spends a whole year sprouting rice seeds in the early spring. 

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  • Each item is handmade and may vary slightly
  • Approximate measurement:
    • overall (including hangin parts): 16"L x 6"W
    • sandal part: 3"W x 4.5"L x 1.5"H
    • Material: rice straw
    • Care instruction: to clean, gently wipe the surface with a dry cloth. Do not hand wash or make wet.
    • Due to natural material, please handle with care. It likes to be in dry places.
    • Enjoy it changing color over time. It will turn into yellowish, golden color.