Tabi socks, the “two toed” socks are designed to be worn with zori or geta or Japanese wooden toe sandals. Of course you can wear these sandals barefoot, but this has proven to be mighty cold in winter and frostbite infected toes just don’t suit the good old kimono.
Besides being designed for the zori and geta, these socks have the advantage of being extremely comfortable and proven to prevent athlete’s foot well at least to the big toe since this one is separated from your other toes. But most of all they are just plain lovely with their Japanese culture inspired designs….and come in all sizes.
Long tabi (23cm-28cm)
Online shop Kaya is the place to visit if you’re in need of some true Japanese fashion accessories, besides their collection of tabi socks, they have everything to enhance your outfit with a touch of the orient.
It’s quiet a long list so sit back and scroll…
Wooden Zori slippers
Maki band or stomach band, worn like in the pic or beneath your clothes..sure to keep your tummy warm in those cold winters!
Tonbou (dragonfly) beads to create your own jewelry.
Traditional toys and crafts
Hats and hoods to keep your head warm…or cool.
Wind chimes and Noren (traditional curtains often used as door in restaurants or as decoration)
Most products are produced in Japan and the prices are very reasonable IMHO..You do not need to go to Japan anymore, Japan just arrived at your doorstep eh virtual doorstep.
I’m going to sit in/on my magnificent massage chair, drink a hot sake(rice wine) and relax. I wish you all a pleasant day!