Handmade graduation shoes, 2019.

‘Waraji’ (sandal)’ is a traditional Japanese craft. Due to the depopulation of rural areas and the decrease in demand, it is threatened to inherit the technology. It would be great if we could help with the succession of the technique by showing the new possibilities of straw craft, which is a fusion of modern fashion culture sneakers
and traditional crafts, knowing the current situation that technology is being lost.

Material: straw.

Photo by Tomomi Nagao/Hiko Mizuno.

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